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The Perfect Treatment for Diabetes and Weight Loss

Do doctors treat type 2 diabetes completely wrong today – in a way that actually makes the disease worse? Many people would correctly say yes. There’s a better way.

What is the perfect treatment for type 2 diabetes – and for weight loss? Many people would say a strict LCHF diet – I would have said that myself, at one time. But that may just be a good start.

Many readers have told me about the Canadian nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung and his exciting work. But it was only recently that I got to meet him and record this interview.

Dr. Fung

Dr. Fung treats people with severe type 2 diabetes, and to them LCHF may not be effective enough – even if it’s a good starting point. Dr. Fung has found something significantly more effective. And as a side effect it’s also likely to be the world’s most effective method for weight loss, whether you have diabetes or not.

In this 12 minute interview – that you can see above – he goes through all the basics.

Observe: This treatment is extremely effective. If you have diabetes and take blood sugar lowering medication (especially insulin injections) you may need to reduce the doses a lot to avoid potentially dangerous hypoglycemia. You may instantly become too healthy for your medication.

More knowledge

There is a 32 minute second part to the interview, where Dr. Fung goes through many more practical tips and answers common questions. This second part is on the membership pages (free one month trial):

The Perfect Treatment for Diabetes and Weight Loss – full interview

Here are a few of the things Dr. Fung mentions in the full interview:

  • Different lengths of fasting that work well (including very extreme options)
  • Why people usually find it much easier to fast then they believe
  • Possible side effects and how to handle them
  • Additional health benefits of fasting
  • Medicines that can be problematic when fasting
  • What reactions he gets from the doctors and dietitians he works with
  • Do you still need to eat breakfast?
  • And much more

All this and much more you can learn in the second 32 minute part, on the membership site.

Membership

Membership also gives you immediate access to video courses, more interviews and movies about health and weight loss, among other things.

If you choose to stay a member for more than one month you’ll support the Diet Doctor website and our long-term mission of revolutionizing the health of humankind. You’ll join almost 10 000 members that are powering our rapid growth. Among other big plans we hope to soon start production of a very high quality video course series with Dr. Jason Fung.

The Perfect Treatment for Diabetes and Weight Loss – full interview

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  1. Stephen
    George speaks emotionally, from ignorance. It is a blessing to many of us that someone like Dr. Eenfeldt is willing to do such an important job as running this site, and to do it for a relatively small salary -- given his training and expertise. He is not doing this to get rich, but because he sees it as his mission. This site is going to help many people back to good health. But, alas, nothing in this world is free. Someone must pay for it. I, for one, am happy to make my small contribution, as a member.

    George, be honorable and apologize for your hasty, wholly undeserved words of criticism.

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  2. George,
    I'm sorry to hear you feel that way.

    These videos are not free to produce and my co-worker who travelled to the conference in South Africa to help record it and works full-time editing videos deserve a fair wage. As do I, perhaps. I'm sure you are paid at work too, right?

    Personally as founder and owner I'm paid a doctor's salary like before. I have not been paid a single extra dollar during the seven years I've run this site and the earlier Swedish version (easy to control in public tax documents) nor do I plan to ever be paid more. I don't need it.

    Our members make it possible to expand this site rapidly and do everything we can to help more people - with zero ties to corporate sponsorships, ads or special edible products. We take our credibility very seriously.

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  1. Scott
    Thanks for your site, Doctor. For me, I have to watch out as I have been overweight all of my life and have a history of diabetes on my mother's side. At 53 years old now, I am finally feeling some symptoms. Time to get checked again. (Insert frowning face here...)
    I have started following this way of living, and after only 2 weeks feel great! Don't know if I've lost weight yet, because I've developed a fear of the scale! But clothes are already much looser, and I feel lighter. Energy lasts and lasts, and I only eat when I'm actually hungry.
    I have been collecting information from your writings and lectures on YouTube for some time now. But for me, a really REALLY important thing is inspiration, and seeing the success stories are priceless. I hope I can be one of those stories some day and post it here; but for now they help me simply DO IT. Cheers again!
    Reply: #52
  2. Scott,

    From your message I get the strong feeling that it's only a matter of time before you send us your success story to andreas@dietdoctor.com! Looking forward to it :)

  3. Marcus Valdes
    My response to George is that I currently spend in excess of $300 per month (US) on: 1. Novolog, 2. Lantus, 3. Glucose test strips, 4. Lancets, 5. Dexcom meter and sensors.

    It makes $9/month seem like a joke. I've been essentially LCHF for about 6 weeks now and I'm just about off of the meds entirely. I figure it will be a few more months before I'm comfortable stopping the glucose monitoring, but I'm well on the way.

  4. Biddy
    I've been doing low carb but it hasn't reduced my blood pressure. On meds but would like to come off them. Lost over a stone. Any advice tips anyone.
  5. Veronica
    Dr. Eenfeldt,

    I was on this website before there was a monthly membership fee, but I was happy for you. I signed up right away! There is a lot of work and commitment from you that you were giving to people. I saw the same with my pastors who have given their lives to the ministry for 10 years and have yet to take a salary. $9 a month is a blessing and an investment into our own health. Thank you, Dr.!

  6. Fidel Reyes
    I understand that it cost money to produce and maintain this site and its content, however there are lots of people that this message will not get to, if it becomes so expensive that they can not afford another bill in their life, even if I understand this information is life saving., So what I'm trying to say is please make as much relevant information as you can for free as I see you try to do, just don't forget that the vast majority of people need to be convince they are being misled...

    Fidel Reyes

    Reply: #57
  7. Fidel, I see your point. We are trying to end the obesity and diabetes epidemic and the more material that is free, the more people we will reach. But, we also need a trustworthy source of income to create all the things people need. This balance is a difficult one and we're open for ideas about how to do it better.
  8. Dirk
    Started LCHF-diet on June 1st 2015. After 3 months I already lost 12kg and stopped injecting fast insulin (Apidra) from day 1. Now it seems that the weight loss is not that straight forward anymore because the last 2 months I only lost 2 kg. My dietitian explained that this could be related to the slow insulin (Lantus) I still am using. She asked me to lower it to 14 units a day (I was on 27 units before I started LCHF).
    My question: is my weight loss really linked to the amount of slow insulin I take or is this another myth that needs to be checked?
    PS: keep up the good work for which the humble reward you receive is well deserved.
    Reply: #59
  9. Dirk, have you added fasting to your LCHF yet? If not, it's a fantastic way to lose weight: http://www.dietdoctor.com/lose-weight-using-intermittent-fasting
  10. Donna
    I have been following a LCHF diet for nearly a year and have gone from around 9st 4 up to 11st 10 and rising... my Doctor at the diabetes clinic constantly tells me I MUST also eat carbs and I will end my life quicker if I continue following this diet :( I do exercise and I walk everywhere as I don't drive but I am now left feeling very down sad and am running out of clothes to fit me now, why is there hardly any help for Type 1 Insulin dependent diabetics, we are just forgotten and told "its just they way it is, its hard to lose weight as a diabetic on insulin" Through a diabetes forum I have been told that you CANNOT eat boundless amounts of protein as an insulin using diabetic as it causes a reaction called Gluconeogenesis which means you must take insulin for protein too, but the ratios are very sketchy and I cannot get any help with this. Some say 1 unit of insulin for every 9 grams of protein and others say take insulin for protein over 20g!!! I just want to be healthy and lose weight, I cannot afford to pay the monthly fee (not sure how much it is in UK) and certainly not if it is of no use to Type 1 Diabetics on insulin :( Plus how does an insulin using Diabetic fast without endangering their life?
    Reply: #63
  11. bill
    Donna:

    Read Marty's site, here:

    https://optimisingnutrition.wordpress.com/about/

    His wife is has T1D. Your questions will get answered.

    Dietdoctor.com should put up a link to that site. Bjarte?

    Reply: #62
  12. Good suggestion Bill, thanks.
  13. Donna,

    Can you tell us more about what you eat, how often, what medications you take, and so forth? Then we can try to understand what's causing your issues. You may also want to ask Dr. Andreas himself on the membership site. You can try it for free for 30-days and if you can't afford to stay a member, just cancel before the 30 days and pay nothing: http://dietdoctor.com/ask-diet-doctor

    Bjarte - Team Diet Doctor

    Reply: #65
  14. Donna
    Hi Bill, thanks I will read up on Marty's site. Bjarte, I use Lantus (insulin glargine) which is my background insulin and anything I eat containing sugar or carbs I take Humalog (1 unit insulin to 1 unit carb ratio)

    When exercising my blood sugars usually drop during the night or next day, I have just this week started reducing my background insulin slowly as I do take hypo (low blood sugar) during the night and think I am taking too much. I used to take 15 units Lantus morning and 15 units Lantus evening, my diabetic clinic had me on 22 of each at one point and I've strived very hard to get down to this dose. I eat lots of eggs, bacon, only use butter or coconut oil, I eat nuts and lots of spinach in fact I can buy a bag of baby spinach and eat it like you would eat crisps! I eat lots of tuna (tinned) as fresh is too expensive here. Fish in general in UK is only available in supermarkets and it is expensive priced and not the best quality. I adore cheese of any sort, I will eat celery sticks and carrot sticks also chopped up bell peppers. My partner is on/off the LCHF diet and has just started to follow it fully again this past month or so, he lost lots of weight (which was upsetting for me as all I did was gain more!) We eat steak (usually a Saturday night treat) with celeriac (difficult to get) or sweet potato "fries" and plenty salad. My doctor says I am taking in too many calories, I have also just had a hole in my heart which has been there since being born closed and my Cardiac Dr agrees that there is no harm in the diet I'm following and is delighted that I refuse to use margarine and am using coconut oil and full-fat milk. I go through days where I could happily eat nothing then next day could eat the house! I admit I am feeling very down, fat and frumpy (I am 45 been T1 since age 6) and feel the will slipping away to keep battling and that scares me! Thanks for the replies, nice to know someone listens... Mr Dr's mostly dont!

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  15. bill
    Bjarte:

    Thanks for putting Marty's site in your links.
    I'm sure you will not be disappointed.

    Reply: #66
  16. The thanks goes to you for the good recommendation Bill.

    Bjarte - Team Diet Doctor

  17. Donna,

    Thanks for sharing. I recommend you ask Dr. Andreas og Dr. Jason Fung for their views on how your weight issues (see the link in my previous comment to you). I don't feel capable answering such questions when medications are involved.

    Bjarte - Team Diet Doctor

  18. Peter Brown
    I am wondering, having watched the videos, what are skinny diabetes people supposed to do? I don't have any weight to lose. I am 183 cm tall and 70 kg. I am also a vegetarian. I eat lots and lots of vegetables. I have also been diagnosed with high triglycerides and high LDL cholesterol but not high overall cholesterol. I take spirulina for extra protein and eat eggs, tofu and dairy products. I also take fish oil. I exercise 5 times a week. I am 53 years old. When I ate fish and meat my blood glucose and cholesterol readings were the same as they are now. I don't eat a lot of carbohydrates (none from white flour) and those I do eat are all from whole grains or legumes.
    Reply: #69
  19. Apicius
    My guess is that your diabetes is a result of your body producing glucose from the protein you eat, as well as getting excess glucose from carbohydrates in the foods you eat. If your fat content in the food is low, then you are eating a high protein or high carb diet. Either one is insulinogenic and results in blood sugar elevation. The high protein diet route converts protein into sugar via a process called gluconeogenesis. Also, the whole grains and legumes in your diet are giving you a huge jolt of carbs...which then is the large amount of glucose introduced into your blood. Try eating a diet where fat is more that 70% of your total calories and get your carbs down to no more than 25 grams per day (which means no more whole grains and pulses). And of course, eat REAL FOOD...eliminate as much processed food, and especially the pills, powders, bars, etc. I don't understand why you are taking fish oil pills, but then eating spirulina capsules for extra protein. Eat the fish instead! Eat REAL food as much as possible.
  20. Hazel
    To George Morgan:

    The worker is worth his pay.
    The information as this website is lifesaving for many, even if perhaps not for you.
    If not lifesaving for you, why denigrate Dr. E or the site?
    If you need the info but can't afford or don't want to pay, some of the info is available elsewhere to get you started.

    Being insulting and cantankerous doesn't get you anywhere.
    Have a nice day!

  21. John
    Has there been anyone that have been cured with this program.
  22. Jennifer
    I am type 2 diabetic and have followed LCHF very strictly for the past 10 weeks.Since eating this way l have lost a few pound but my blood sugar consistently rises to unacceptable levels.l find this very upsetting and l am at a loss what to do next.Please could you give me some advice.
    Thank you
  23. Christine Fitzgerald
    I accept what Dr Fung is saying totally; he is an expert. But I am curious to know; is the incidence of diabetes lower in people who fast as a way of life? I am guessing it must be.
  24. Judy
    I have a sweet tooth and love carbs. I also love juice, like orange juice and grape juice and indulge at times . I like bread. I do drink water. I have a sedentary job, so do not exercise alot. I need to lose weight but it is hard. Diabetic 2. Taking max metformin and glipizide and injecting 50 units nph. Still blood sugar is high. It is hard for me not to indulge and stick to a diet. My days off i look forward to eating out with my kids. Do u get cheat days on this diet?
  25. nat gamache
    for me too... I have always eaten a snack at bedtime so to stop would cause havoc on my body but I changed what I ate b4 bed. I now have a little protein with fat, cream or cheese. So I can go from let's say 11pm to 11am on the fasting and that's it. I am growling and start to have hypo/hyperglycemia? Low blood sugar symptoms and takes me a while to bounce back as I am not eating any sugar or carbs and when I have bounced back, I am dog tired. Only sleep can rid of the rest of the feelings. During the day I can not fast as I get the same low blood sugar symptoms. :( been on LCHF will be 5wks tomorrow :(
  26. James
    It's funny. I actually found this out on my own. I was diagnosed with diabetes at 15. At twenty-five, nearly ten years later, I realized I needed a change. I changed my diet, I started lifting weights 5 days a week, and I've felt great ever since, and my sugars are under control without the aid of insulin.
  27. James B
    I would like to start by saying thank you. The free information contained within this website is priceless.

    I was diagnosed as Type 2 in April 2016 at 43 years old. I did not consider myself overweight at all being 5'7" and 70kg.

    I decided to take the free Diet Doctor 2 week challenge, which, has resulted in a total lifestyle change (now I follow a combination of LCHF/KETO/PALEO diet, in combination with strength/weight training 3 hours per week. By September 2016, a letter from my endocrinologist confirmed the diabetes in remission! This has changed my life. I have become healthy, energetic, sharp and my physique has improved to the point of being , what one would call "ripped". Not bad for a mid-40s dad of two!

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