The 2 big lies of type 2 diabetes

Dr. Jason Fung

Why is the conventional treatment of Type 2 Diabetes an utter failure? Why do we consider it normal that everyone is getting sicker while on conventional treatment? Simple. It’s because we’re treating this common disease completely backwards.

Fortunately there is one doctor who can explain this complicated subject in a remarkably simple to understand and even entertaining way: the Canadian nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung. Here’s another treat for everyone who wants more of his piercing insights.

This presentation – The 2 Big Lies of Type 2 Diabetes – was recorded earlier this year at the LCHF Convention in South Africa. There are two ways for you to see it online:


Don’t have time to see this great presentation or not inclined to use any of the two options requiring sign-up? Do you still want to know what the two big lies are? Here they are:

Big Lie #1: Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic, progressive disease.

Truth #1: Type 2 Diabetes is a curable dietary disease. It cannot be cured with medication though.

Big Lie #2: Lowering blood sugars is the goal of treatment.

Truth #2: The cure for Type 2 Diabetes is to lower insulin, not blood sugar.


Dr. Fung’s first great presentation from the LCHF Convention is also available on the membership site:



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  1. Mark
    I know there will be those of you that whine about having to pay for anything online. The truth is, these things take time and money to produce. This is life changing information. You pay for your Cable TV service, which then pays for your Coca-Cola and other Fast Food commercials, pay for something that will change your life for the better.
  2. Soul
    I forgot about Dr. Fung and his mention on the importance of lowering insulin levels, verses blood sugar. I'll have to look at his discussion further.
  3. bill
    I watch many videos and I don't want to
    take the time to watch in real time. I use the
    Youtube speed settings to watch in either 1.5
    or 2 times speed. On Vimeo or whichever
    protocol you have been using, the speed
    cannot be changed. It would be really useful
    to have this ability. Could you consider adding

    It can be painful watching some people talk
    at real speed when you've been used to watching
    in faster speeds.

  4. Cameron Hidalgo
    >Have a paid site
    >Still tell everyone what the 2 big lies are
    I've been on the fence about membership, but you've sold me.
    Replies: #5, #8
  5. Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, MD Team Diet Doctor
    I appreciate that. Hope you'll enjoy it a lot!
  6. Liz Marut
    3 months on lchf. Dr Fung changed my life when I heard him speak about type 2 diabetes and insulin. I started on November 11th. Today is January 26. I have lost 30 pounds. I weighed in at the doctor's office October 22 at 375 today's weight 345 . I took 100 units of insulin daily. now I do not take insulin. I just take metformin. I have had some high fasting blood sugars (220) But I just stayed with the lchf and intermittent fasting. It has been easy because I am not hungry. blood sugars are finally getting lower. Today fasting B.S. was 189. Thanks Dr Eenfeldt for the web sight.It is well worth the money. An alcoholic goes to AA and I go to diet dr .com. Almost 90 days and 90 video review's.Thanks Dr Fung for the information. As he would say "Perfect ".
  7. Barb
    there are free videos on youtube. I reversed my type 2 diabetes by following the Forks over Knives documentary lifestyle: Whole food plant based no oil no processed foods! It took me 12 weeks to get off all of my prescription medications for type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, depression, neuropathy, and inflammation! There are several doctors who recommend this lifestyle for curing and reversing numerous diseases! Just google: whole food plant based!
  8. Cathy
  9. Melissa Maclean
    I ‘m type 2 diabetic since 2010 until now my doctor told y my pancreas is ok but I have fatty liver my last hemoglobin 10.4 i’m So stress to take January 50/1000 mg and jardiance 10 mg ang I have blood pressure I take adalat 60mg Crestor for my cholesterol i’m So stress to take medicine every day too much for my liver pls. Help me i’m Melissa maclean 52 years old i’m Working as nursing asst . Here in Calgary . I ‘m 150 lbs now I lose 20 pound in the past 3 month
    Reply: #10
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Keto/lchf will help with bringing the blood pressure, fatty liver AND diabetes under control.

    You can read more about how to get started here...

  11. Mafe
    I need help with something. Will I feel the effects of 16:8 way of intermittent fasting if I just do it 2-3 times a week?
    Thank you
    Reply: #12
  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I need help with something. Will I feel the effects of 16:8 way of intermittent fasting if I just do it 2-3 times a week?
    Thank you

    That is going to vary from person to person as we all have different systems and metabolisms. The only way to know for sure is to experiment with it.

  13. Joel Lecorre
    I am a type 2 diabetic, 71 years of age. Since October 1, 2018, I was able to lose 24 lbs on a strict lchf diet and am motivated to continue. My goal is to weight 145 lbs in a few weeks (a weight I carried between when I was 20 until I became diabetic approximately 10 years ago) and get off metformin and my anti cholesterol drugs. What I want to know is how do I go into maintenance mode once I reach my goal? Do I occasionally eat fruits like apples, oranges? Can I eat a real toast now and then?... Or is it too dangerous to risk falling off the bandwagon?
    Reply: #14
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Maintenance is going to look a little different for everyone. In general though, wheat based products are still not a good option. You may find you have some more leeway with fruits and veggies though!
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  16. Benjamin
    Hi Joel - have a look at the recipes on this site - there are some for keto bread - made with almond meal and psyllium husks rather than wheat flour. I haven't tried them yet but if/when I want bread, I will give them a go - they look great.

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