Understanding and treating type 2 diabetes — Dr. Jason Fung

In this video, Dr. Jason Fung gives a presentation on diabetes to a room full of medical professionals. He goes into depth about the mechanisms leading up to type 2 diabetes and the difference between type 2 and type 1 diabetes. He also shares details on his experience on how to reverse type 2 diabetes. He ends with taking questions from doctors in the audience. Tune in for this video if you want to learn how you could help your patients with diabetes.

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Understanding and treating type 2 diabetes — Dr. Jason Fung

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  1. fekadu woldemariam
    I have a question -- i am diabetic this time i stopped taking medication i fill much better
    the reason is i am fasting . the first day i was fasting 72 hours after a week again i did the same
    thing i loose 12 lb with in 2 weeks. the way of fasting is no solid food but only water/liquid/.
    when i measure my glucose before fasting it was 300 after fasting it comes down 180 .
    is there a way of standard fasting system; like taking diet foods ones a day, ie.. salad i need your advice
    piease . i have been with diabetic for 16 years.
    Reply: #2
  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    There is no standard way of fasting, there are several different "methods". When you do eat, try to keep the meals low carb/high fat. We have many lchf recipes available!
  3. bill
    At 1:23, Dr. Fung says, "...Insulin...turns on lipolysis. You burn fat..."

    What is he talking about? Insulin inhibits lipolysis.

    Replies: #5, #8
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  5. bill
    Even our side censors comments. Why would
    Dr. Fung say, "...insulin...turns on lipolysis. You burn fat..."
    Why would he say that? Does anybody listen critically?
    Why, again, was my second comment about this removed?
    Reply: #7
  6. bill
    Why just take my comments down? Why not
    address my question?
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    I am not sure what happened with your other comment but I did not remove it. I apologize for the delay in responding to you. I have reached out to others to find an answer for you. It may have been a misstatement and if so, we will work to clarify it. Thank you!
  8. Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, MD Team Diet Doctor
    I think he simply misspoke and missed a word – that happens to the best of us.

    Right before this sentence he was talking about lowering insulin, and I think at 1:23 he meant to say that again ("lowering insulin", rather than "insulin"). Otherwise it clearly makes no sense.

  9. bill
    Thank you.
  10. Karen Blanco
    I’m very very thankful about this team of professionals, the world must know this truth; my husband is a type 2 diabetic, and we have struggled for 3 years to find a solution.... I Believe Dr. Fung has the answer.

    I just have this question.....my husband decided to stop insulin and metfomin.
    His sugar is an average of 430, can we bring it down with intermittent fasting and keto diet?
    About how long will take for sugar levels to go down????

    Thank you very much!

    Replies: #11, #12
  11. Dawne
    Please don’t stop the meds. Consult your doctor first
  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    A blood sugar reading that high is extremely dangerous. Please do not discontinue medication without specific consultation and approval from his doctor. He can get started with keto and fasting but his doctor needs to know and will help adjust medication as necessary.
  13. Gary
    I’ve been listening to his CD, currently on Ch 14.
    Is there a clinic I can be treated/ followed at while I try his suggestions?
    Reply: #14
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    You can look at our list of physician databases to find a low carb friendly doctor.
  15. vikki
    so i did the 7 day fast it took the last day for my sugar to be 83 in the am. but i eat a sauage and avacado and the next day i was 143 and i only ate once. what am i doing wrong
  16. Maree
    wondering how fasting blood sugars could be lowered (currently between 5.5 and 6.5) during gestational diabetes to avoid insulin injections if day time sugars are fine?
  17. Karen
    Maree, I would suggest not fasting at all but instead eating a very low carb diet. And by low carb, I mean below 20 net carbs per day. This will definitely lower your blood glucose levels and keep the baby safe. There is a short list of people who should not be fasting and pregnant women and breastfeeding women are on that list.

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