NYT: Hope for reversing type 2 diabetes

Is diabetes type 2 an incurable disease that gets worse with time? No. A new study shows that big lifestyle changes can result in long-term remission for many people, a reversal, potentially even a cure.

NYT: Hope for Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

None of this is any surprise for long-time readers of this site. Check out the resources below for how to do it.


How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes


How to Reverse Diabetes Type 2 – Dr. Jason Fung
Reversing Diabetes by Ignoring the Guidelines – Dr. Sarah Hallberg
 LCHF for Obesity and Diabetes – Dr. Jay Wortman
The Cause of Obesity and Diabetes – Gary Taubes
The 2 big lies of type 2 diabetes – Dr. Jason Fung
Losing Weight and Reversing Diabetes – Maureen Brenner
Diet & Diabetes – How to Normalize Your Blood Sugar
How to Cure Type 2 Diabetes – Dr. Jay Wortman


Reverse Your Type 2 Diabetes: You Can Stay Diabetes-Free Long-Term

Forget Calorie Counting — This Is the Real Secret to Weight Loss


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  2. Thiago
    What sort of diet do they follow after 8 weeks of very low calorie diet?
  3. Gregory
    Dr. Taylor, the lead researcher, answered some questions on Reddit a while ago. He only indicates that the maintenance diet should be about "2/3s of previous amounts."


    He also indicates that the method of losing weight is not crucial, as long as the person loses about 15% bodyweight. The low-cal diet was chosen because it was fast and actually easier than other diets.

    This related site explains more of the practicalities:

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  4. BobM
    I doubt that. Low calorie diets suck. They have an incredibly high failure rate. A high fat diet is much, much easier to follow, as you can eat more and still have lower insulin responses. Even better is combining high fat with intermittent fasting. That might be too radical for a lot of people, though.
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  5. Gregory
    I totally agree; the LCHF diet is much easier than the crash VLC diet. Maybe the researchers chose it because it mimics the post-bariatric diet (Taylor's research was inspired by the remission of diabetes in bariatric patients).
  6. Douglas
    I found it interesting that they started doing what Dr. Atkins had done over 20 years ago and what Drs. Stephen Phinney, Jason Fung, and Eric Westman already do. They act surprised that it worked. The patients will still have to keep the weight off. All diets work to some degree, but LCHF seems to work for more people.

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