“Type 2 diabetes can be reversed, say Canadian researchers”


It should come as no surprise to regular readers, but a new study shows that an intervention featuring big lifestyle changes can reverse type 2 diabetes:

Ctvnews: Type 2 diabetes can be reversed, say Canadian researchers

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  1. Catherine
    I was surprised to see you highlighting a program for reversing T2D by calorie restriction and administering Metformin and insulin to patients. Although it is good to have more stories about the possibility for reversing the disease, the intervention used by the Canadian researchers in the article above is the opposite of what is advised on the Diet Doctor site.
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  2. Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, MD Team Diet Doctor
    Not necessarily "opposite" – calorie restriction usually ends up meaning carb restriction too, and Metformin is a good drug when necessary.
  3. Helen Goodhead
    Don't these so called researchers actually do any research? I have reversed my T2 diabetes in 6 weeks, easily, with no exercise, simply by following your and Dr Fung's wonderful advice on LCHF and fasting. Thank you so much. These Canadian idiots don't know what they are talking about!
  4. Tim
    Surprise, surprise, using more drugs is recommended by a Dr working for drug companies...he who pays the piper calls the tune.


    This study was funded by the Canadian Diabetes Association and Population Health Research Institute. Dr McInnes reports financial relationships with AstraZeneca, Merck, and Sanofi. Dr Gerstein has received grant support from Sanofi, Lilly, AstraZeneca, and Merck; honoraria for speaking from Sanofi, Novo Nordisk, AstraZeneca, and Berlin Chemie; and consulting fees from Sanofi, Lilly, AstraZeneca, Merck, Novo Nordisk, Abbot, Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Kaneq Bioscience.

  5. Robert
    Dr. Johannes Scholl| Internal Medicine
    Mar 20, 2017 says: "No need for drugs"!

    "No news, that Diabetes reversal is possible in T2DM (see Lim/Taylor, Diabetologia 2011)."

    Dr. Johannes Scholl, President of the German academy for Preventiv Medicine says in the Medscape article, cited above by Tim (Surprise, surprise....)

    "The best way is through initially a very-low-carb diet (reduction of liver fat) followed by a mediterranean-style low-carb diet and a combination of resistance training and endurance exercise. There is no need for drugs, if people get the right nutrition recommendations. It´s not only calorie reduction, it is about lowering glycemic load of the diet and lowering insulinemia..."

    Johannes Scholl

    President of the German academy for Preventive Medicine

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