How to cure type 2 diabetes

Jay Wortman, MD, tells the spectacular story of how he got rid of his rampant type 2 diabetes using a simple dietary change. Eight years later he is still free from the disease and needs no medication. Basically he stopped eating the foods that turn to sugar in the gut.

During the last few years several well designed scientific studies has proven that this common sense approach works very well. You can read more about it on Dr. Wortman’s website or use the detailed guidelines here at (completely free).

In the video above (filmed during the Baltimore conference this month) dr Wortman also talks about his experience using a very low carb (ketogenic) diet for kids and how his wife used it during pregnancy, very interesting subjects.


  1. Peggy Holloway
    So glad to see this!
    I "adore" Jay Wortman, having participated in his blog for quite some time as well as having engaged in some great conversations with him on Huffpo blogs. His comments there are always a breath of fresh ari. It was a treat to see him interviewed in person.
  2. MaryB
    He was fortunate enough to get on the very low carb diet while he still had enough beta cells alive.

    I was giving different advice from my doctor and the ADA so, though I eat a very low carb and very careful diet, I will never be able to control my diabetes with diet alone.

    The ADA told me as long as my Blood Sugar, 2 hours after eating, was no higher than 170 I was doing correctly. Naturally my beta cells were destroyed! Because the ADA and most doctors are giving very bad advice to new diabetics.

    It took me over 2 years to discover the very low carb diet that works so well for diabetes. The day I was diagnosed with diabetes, I asked my doctor if I could go on a low carb diet and he said he did not believe in low carb diets, so I was on the ADA diet for the first 2 years. I should have listened to my instincts instead of my doctor's advice.

  3. winston persad
    I recently started the LCHF diet -two weeks ago-, since then i have lost 8 pounds and my body shape has been reverting to hopefully what it used to be during my 30,s and 40,s.
    I was using 60 units of insulin per day and I am now down to 20 units and the expectation is to remove insulin injections permanently within one month.
    It is and has been very difficult to stay away from carbs, however the urges are lessening as time progresses
    I am doing light exercises and walking, however, I am experiencing severe pains in my legs, calves and feet which rapidly subsides ten minutes after exercise.
    Is there any advice concerning the removal of these pains (non surgical). I have been diagnosed with PAD.
  4. Jennifer
    If you are talking about muscle cramps, you may be experiencing low potassium and possible dehydration if you are low-carbing. When I went low carb, although I was drinking tons of water, I began to get horrible muscle cramps. My doctor ran some tests and said I was low on sodium and low on potassium. I had cut out all fruits from my diet and wasn't getting enough potassium. I was also dehydrated, she said, which can also cause muscle cramps. Being deficient in sodium and potassium makes the body unable to hold enough water even if you are drinking a lot. She prescribed adding some salt, and 1/4 cup of fruit each day , banana being very high in potassium. I should also add the 'salt substitute', which if you read it, is potassium. Do not overdo it on the postassium though because too much can cause heart problems or even be fatal. Anyway, based on the doctors advice I kept up the massive drinking of water, added salt, added salt substitute, and added 1/4 cup fruit each day, especially banana, -- it cured my muscle cramps both during the day and at night.
  5. Andy
    I'm a diabetic on a keto diet but I keep seeing stuff with titles like this article "How to cure type 2 diabetes" - Keto is not a cure, it never has been and never will be. It's a method of keeping your blood sugar down and under control. If any of the people who claim it to be so had actually cured their type 2 diabetes then they'd be able to eat a "normal" meal with carbs and their blood glucose wouldn't spike out of control and they'd be like my colleague who throws bags of Skittles down his throat and still maintains 5.0mmol/l
  6. Sue
    Andy, you are right. It seems though I am seeing more people saying their diabetes is controlled or in remission. As you said, if diabetes were reversed or cured we could eat anything we wanted and that is never going to happen.
    I’ll take remission any day!

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