Treatments that Cure Type 2 Diabetes – T2D5

It surprises some people that there are, indeed treatments that cure Type 2 Diabetes (T2D). Bariatric surgery is one such treatment. Fasting protocols have been known for close to 100 years to cure diabetes as well. Very Low Carbohydrate (sometimes also called ketogenic diets) can also sometimes cure T2D.

Consider a recent case that I saw. A 27 year old physiology student was diagnosed with T2D when she showed up for her routine medical check up. Her bloodwork had shown a HgbA1C of 10.4%. That is pretty bad. Normal is less than 6.0% and T2D is diagnosed at 6.5%. So she was well, well within the range of diabetes.

Her physician immediately started her on 3 medications. However, being so young, she didn’t want to take them. So she searched around on the Internet and decided to start a ketogenic diet. Three months later, her A1C was 5.5% even off of all her medications! Her T2D was, in fact, completely cured.

Stories like this abound on the Internet. Here’s a story from Brian from www.dietdoctor.com. Or Mike. He received a diagnosis of diabetes, but instead of going onto medications, he changed his diet to a LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) diet and his sugars normalized.

You may also have heard of a recent case of a Texan 3 year old with T2D. Yes. A 3 year old. Her diet consisted mostly of candy, sugary drinks and fast food. The toddler was initially placed on metformin, a drug commonly used in adults for T2D. However, with proper diet, she was able to stop her medication and her sugars returned to normal. After 2 years, it might be argued that proper diet ‘cured’ this patients diabetes.

This doesn’t seem too difficult to figure out, really. Refined carbohydrates are well known to be one of the worst offenders for raising blood sugars. They also don’t have any redeeming nutritional qualities. You know, nasty without good qualities. So reducing refined carbohydrates like sugar and flour should, in fact lower blood sugars. If you reduced them a lot, your blood sugars should go down a lot. It is also well known that fats do not raise glucose at all.

So it seems pretty clear from these cases that T2D is not really a chronic and progressive disease as the The American Diabetes Association (ADA) always claim. After all, suppose that your friend comes up to you and says “I was told I had T2D, but I lost 60 pounds. My diabetes has gone away, and I’ve stopped my all my medications” You would probably congratulate your friend on a job well done.

You wouldn’t, for instance, scream at him “The ADA says T2D is a chronic and progressive disease, so you must be a dirty filthy liar. Eat your 50% carbohydrate meal and take your insulin!”

So, it is indeed obvious, to anybody who thinks about this question for more than a few minutes, that T2D is actually a reversible and curable disease. So why all the hyperbole about progression?

Well, there are many treatments for T2D that do NOT lead to a cure. Insulin and other diabetes pills, for example. Have you ever heard anybody say, “I started on insulin (or pills), and that made me all better, so now here I am, off all medications with normal blood sugars. Bless that insulin! I love the extra 10 pounds around the waist, too!” Ummm… No, I can’t remember anybody saying that to me. And remember, I used to put people on these meds all the time. I’ve done it at least 500 times in my prescribing lifetime.

How about the standard 50% carb, low fat diet? I’ve put lots of people on this, too. I don’t really remember anybody getting better on this diet either. But you don’t have to take my word for it. The proof is in the pudding.

Consider this. The Low Fat diet is the standard diet of the ADA. It is recommended as the first line treatment of T2D in all cases. If it was an effective treatment, do you think the graph would look like this?

You can just imagine the conversation ADA: “Oh, we’ve been telling people to eat low-fat for the last 20 years and in that time we had a raging diabetes epidemic that threatens to overrun our health care system”

Government “Keep up the good work, ADA. That’s a really powerful diabetes diet you got there”

You cannot underestimate the power of ignorance. Consider the recent case of Jennifer Elliott. She is a lovely dietician in Australia with 30 years of experience who advised that patients follow a diet that is lower in carbohydrates. There is lots of studies that support this dietary advice. It also makes sense to reduce grains and sugars since these raise blood sugars alot. Yet. for her trouble, the Dieticians Association of Australia expelled her and prohibited her from practicing. Dissent is certainly not tolerated.

Anywho, we can think about the issue this way. There are treatments for T2D that lead to a cure. There are also treatments for T2D that DON’T lead to a cure. You will never guess, of course, which way our current treatment protocols and research are heading.

Doctors choose to treat patients in a way that guarantees that they will not be cured. They are not even shy about telling you this shit. They come right into your face, look you in the eye and say stuff like “You have T2D. You’ll always have it. You’ll eventually go onto insulin and go blind and onto dialysis. There’s nothing you can do about it.  Get used to it.” Because that’s what they were taught by the ‘experts’ . Because they have the ADA to back them up on these blatant lies.

They are especially dangerous because they are telling people that they shouldn’t even try to get better. They are saying “Give up all hope, now, you mangy dog. Send us your money and take your insulin”. They are trying to instill learned helplessness into the population.

I mean, consider the sheer idiocy of these statements. “Using insulin…is a good thing, not a bad one”. What planet are they living on? Either they think we are crazy, or they are. Who would ever say that going onto insulin is a good thing?

That is like saying that “Oh, the fact that your cancer has spread all over your body is a good thing, not a bad one. – that is just the natural progression of the disease”. You’ll die, but it’s OK because that is the natural progression.

The truth is, which is plainly obvious to anybody with two neurons connected by a spirochete, that if you are taking insulin, your T2D is worse than it has even been before. Which is very, very, very B.A.D. news. Because T2D is the leading cause of blindness, amputations, kidney disease, nerve damage etc.

So let’s juxtapose these two incontrovertible facts together:

Fact #1: Type 2 Diabetes is a fully reversible disease.

Fact #2: Almost all patients under conventional treatments are getting worse.

There are only two possibilities. First, the conventional treatment is good, but patients are not following it. Well, this is easy to prove false. You only have to look at the number of prescriptions for insulin and other medications to know that patients are taking the treatment. So there is only one other possiblity – that the conventional treatment does not work. This is the only one that makes sense.

So, why do these doctors lie to us that T2D is chronic and progressive? Well, they are actually lying to themselves. If they face the cold, hard facts, then the only conclusion is that the doctors are giving really bad advice. But this is a psychologically very difficult thing to do – to realize that you totally suck despite years of medical training. It is impossible for them to face the truth. Imagine that you have spent 12 years in medical training and another 20-30 years treating patients only to realize that you have not helped a single patient in your entire career. That your patients could get better, but under your care, were all getting worse. You would need to face the hard truth that you were not helping people, you were hurting them.

Instead, they must lie to themselves that T2D is actually a chronic and progressive disease. That means the doctor is doing the best the he/she can, but the disease is really bad. This is psychologically much, much easier. So that’s what they do. The doctors lie to themselves, and actually believe that T2D is chronic and progressive. They have to. No, the psychic damage would be terrible. Since the doctors influence the ADA and other associations, they soon put out utterly ridiculous statements on their websites. Anybody foolish enough to speak the truth became as popular as a turd in a punchbowl. (I wonder why nobody at the ADA invites me to speak?)

Saving their egos, these doctors have helped millions to their graves. Instead of raising patients hopes of a cure, they have crushed it beneath the heavy boots of the Diabetes Associations. All because they forgot this one lethally simple fact. Drugs cannot help a dietary disease.

Start here with “My Journey

Continue to T2D part 6 “Bariatrics is Surgically Enforced Fasting”

See the lecture “The Two Big Lies of Type 2 Diabetes

2017-10-27T20:32:23-04:0074 Comments

About the Author:

Dr. Fung is a Toronto based kidney specialist, having graduated from the University of Toronto and finishing his medical specialty at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001. He is the author of the bestsellers ‘The Obesity Code’ and ‘The Complete Guide to Fasting’. He has pioneered the use of therapeutic fasting for weight loss and type 2 diabetes reversal in his IDM clinic.

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Sandy
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Love your choice of words… Keep up the good work….

Mr Spencer St. Pierre
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Mr Spencer St. Pierre

I have found you to be the font of all (T2D) knowledge during my extensive Internet research mission! Am happy & proud to report that thanks to your informative online posts, i have fully reversed my T2D. Thankyou so much for your inspiration & nononsence, positive approach to this normally negative subject! (:

Sue
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Sue

Do you continue on a very strict LCHF diet or are you able to relax those standards a bit now?

Jen Unwin
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Jen Unwin

great stuff!
My husband is a GP and believes in LCHF to help diabetics he gets great results
http://bit.ly/1NYsS6x this is his recent paper

Dr. Jason Fung: Terrific paper. Congratulations!

Roytaylorjasonfungfanlover
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Roytaylorjasonfungfanlover

So cool, best of regards to your husband!

Ian Booth
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Ian Booth

And a lovely paper it is. Posted it on my facebook page (thebantingdoctor) earlier this morning. About to post this Jason Fung blog post too.

Alan Green
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Alan Green

My Doctor freaked out when I lowered the doses of 3 drugs he was giving me (Metformin, Simvastatin, Losartin potassium) after spending 3 months on the internet learning the same information that your husband found out and then applying this technique to myself. My Doctor had wanted me to start on insulin. I lost over 2 stone, 6 inches around the waist and my cholesterol returned to normal. I admit to doing 3 x 1 hour training excercises a week in an otherwise sedentary life, but I started this as soon as I was diagnosed `pre diabetic`. 5 years down… Read more »

Carol
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Carol

Very, very well put. I’m so glad you are out there spreading the truth.

Ouis
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Ouis

Here is my question. So often people state that diabetes can be controlled by lchf or by fasting but never cured–if you eat high carb foods or don’t fast, the blood sugars race back up. What is your take on this perspective??

Dr. Jason Fung: If you go back to a diet that gave you diabetes, you will get it again. This does not say the cure does not work. If you inoculate yourself with bacteria and then ‘cure’ your infection with antibiotics, then why can’t you re-inoculate yourself with bacteria again? Doesn’t that mean the cure doesn’t work?

Ouis
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Ouis

interesting analogy. I personally have no problem with lifestyle changes that result in a healthy outcome, it is just interesting to me how vehement some folks get around the definition of “cure,” like a cure means that you can go back to destructive behaviors with no consequence. I will use your analogy from now on 🙂

Weatherwax
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Weatherwax

The example is kind of bad – inoculating oneself with bacteria, then killing them with antibiotics, might have caused the immune system to learn to fight those bacteria. A vaccination.

Here excessive sugar is not something the immune system can fight. It is more like self-mutilating. Stop it and wounds will not appear anymore. Start it again, and wounds will appear again.

Peter
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Peter

Perhaps better to use the word ‘carbohydrate’ than sugar. T2D does not distinguish between complex, simple carbs or refined sugars.

John Anthony
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John Anthony

Yes, and here are 2 more analogies – does vitamin C cure scurvy or does eating cure hunger? It is irrelevant. Just don’t do the things that cause the problem in the first place.

Peter
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Peter

Interesting, but eating complex carbohydrates (ancient grains, wholemeal breads) is hardly “destructive behaviours”. I cannot touch them anymore without rapid weight gain. Simple or complex, makes no difference 🙁

John
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John

Another analogy used by Dr Eenfeldt (diet doctor 🙂 ) is that you can get cured of a sunburn, but this does not mean that you can go out in the sun too long unprotected without getting burned again.

Sharvo
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Sharvo

I would expect that if a person was cured of T2D then they wouldbe able to go back to a diet similar to what they ate before they had the beginnings of persistently elevated insulin. From what I see in the case histories it appears that to remain “cured” requires a much more restrictive and life-time LCHF +/or fasting regime to maintain the “cure” … which makes it seem to me like more of a “partial remission” than cure. Makes me think there has been some underlying metabolic damage done that diet alone won’t cure. (Of course I’m a lay… Read more »

Peter
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Peter

If you cant tolerate any carbs without jacking up your blood sugar then it isn’t a cure or remission. Surely this is basic science, if you don’t consume sugars then you cant have sugar in your blood.

Glenda
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Please continue to tell the truth.
I am a 70- year-old female. Even though I’ve not been diagnosed with T2D, I’ve been following your protocol to become healthier. Eating LCHF for the past 6 years, I’d not been able to lose weight, even with walking at minimum 2 miles every morning before dawn. I started IF in February 2015 and over time have lost and maintained a 10 lb. loss.
If you keep speaking out, you will eventually reach and help millions of people before they give up hope.

Nancy J
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Nancy J

At my annual physical last week I gave my internist a copy of Why We Get Fat, and I encouraged her to put her diabetic patients on a LCHF diet. I asked her if she had nutritionists who would teach the diet and she said no, they are very conventional. I have never had diabetes, but the doctor has seen me cure myself of high blood pressure losing 40 pounds on LCHF. She was receptive to my ideas, but I don’t think she really understood that the diet requires high fat and very few “good carbs”. She is young, so… Read more »

Eddie K
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Eddie K

Thank you Dr Jason Fung for preaching the truth. God bless you.

calvin
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calvin

Jesus has returned! tell everyone & this time he wishes to be called Dr Jason Fung 🙂

Doris
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Doris

Thank you, Dr Jason Fung. I’m thrilled to find your blog and all your tutorials in YouTube, I have successfully reversed my T2D too! Now, I’m helping my T2D friends to go look up your blog and tutorials, render help on LCHF diet and IF. Yes, I really hope all the diabetes associations around the world would invite you for a talk ?.

matt20
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matt20

Here is another article (new research) that supports intermittent fasting:

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-americans-all-day-eating-20150924-story.html

JW
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JW

I worked once on project with a group of obese SAD eating people. They were constantly popping sweets in mouth all..day..long, cakes/biscuits morning/afternoon tea getting menus for lunch and pouring over it in the morning as if most important thing during the day. As a former obese person who keeps rigid LCHF to maintain, I was mocked for having a weird diet and lectured to eat “all things in moderation”. They were all on medication of some form or other. It was an eye-opener for me but sadly this article is correct, some people literally eat..all..day..long

Walter Bushell
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Walter Bushell

If you are dependent entirely on carbs, then lunch is the most important part of the day aside from snacks.

Hunger exists to keep us alive.

John Anthony
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John Anthony

This statement ” just eat all things in moderation” is one of those that allows people to eat just about everything when they really shouldn’t. If you are gluten senstive, should you be eating wheat? There are many other such examples. These are incorrect statements and should not be allowed to go unchallenged.

Devialini De Souza
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Devialini De Souza

You hit the nail on the head, Dr. Fung. Keep speaking out and eventually the message will get out to enough people who will put pressure on governments to change their stance.
The internet is a wonderful tool and thus the truth cannot be hidden or squashed for very long.

Wenchypoo
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Wenchypoo

I just got done reading The Fasting Cure (Forgotten Books reprint), and most of the case studies mentioned in it were clearly suffering from gluten intolerances, or food allergies, or Crohn’s disease, or some other malady that we can deal with today by simply altering what we eat. Instead, they went to fasting as a cure, since it was the only thing known at that time as a remedy, but it entails having to fast frequently. Today, we also “fast” in a way by eliminating the offending foods that cause our ailments to rear their ugly head. If they knew… Read more »

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Dr. S. K. Sharma
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Dr. S. K. Sharma

Valuable and useful information. I congratulate you for systematic research and courageous approach which helps lot of diabetics. Keep it up, we are with you.

Deborah Roy
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Deborah Roy

I began a year ago with LCHF. I have reversed my T2D and lost 50 lbs. I agree 100%!

Nate
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Nate

Thanks Doctor, this blog post was very cathartic. I try to be a good compassionate Buddhist, but some times the huge amount of pain and suffering caused by the low fat diet advice is too much…. It felt good to read that others have the same emotional reaction to this travesty. I feel that much of my anger and frustration have been bled out. But of course if I watch the movie Fed Up or go to our local swimming pool where they have exercise classes for the obese, I will get heated up again.

Christopher Carstens
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Christopher Carstens

Dr. Fung, I have been following your work for about six months, and am very impressed. However, I noted that during your presentation in the south Africa HFLC conference, and again in this most recent blog post, you decided to use some fairly coarse language. I can understand the impulse, but I have to say that in some way to reduce the credibility and makes you come off as rather more adolescent than you might wish to appear. Given how very important your message is, and controversial, I don’t think you need to cripple your communications in this way. Respectfully,… Read more »

Roger@Anne
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Roger@Anne

Come on JF…Stop mincing your words and say what you mean!!!! Great stuff.

hilda
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hilda

Thank you for telling the truth about Type 2 diabetes! Your blog and lectures are enabling us to help ourselves to heal and reverse this disease, despite the flawed science, and political and monetary agendas that have ruled the treatment protocols until just recently. My doctor did tell me that taking insulin was good because insulin is natural. I actually believed him until my blood sugars started to climb despite my efforts with exercise,diet and increasing insulin dosages. In 6-8 weeks of LCHF and IF, I have cut my insulin by half and my blood sugars are normalizing. You are… Read more »

Walter Bushell
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Walter Bushell

Arsenic is natural too, as well as botulism toxin. Rice plants have an affinity for arsenic, but that doesn’t mean arsenic is good for you. Every part of the tomato plant is poisonous, except for the fruit.

The idea that natural things are always good for us is just waka-waka.

Naom Ahmed
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Naom Ahmed

Dear Dr. Fung, I read your posts with great interest, and believe in fasting for many reasons, but I’m sceptical towards using the world “cure”. LCHF diets merely keep blood-sugars low, they do not solve the problem of insulin resistance. This makes the vegan programs far more interesting, because on this protocol patients can continue eating reasonable amounts of rice, pasta etc, unlike LCHF meat-eaters who just reduce the total glycemic load. In this sense, both fasting (like you have pointed out very well) and plant based protocols really seem improve insulin sensitivity. And these protocols do not tell your… Read more »

Chris
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Chris

Some comments: 1. Increasing insulin sensitivity is the whole point of LCHF (and as multiple studies out there show, it does). Interestingly, we found that the (intermittent) fasting comes without even trying – a breakfast <12 hours after dinner is the big exception, we simply aren't hungry before 14-16h after the evening meal. 2. People eating LCHF generally eat a lots of plant-based food, i.e. it is far away from butter sticks and meat. (Zero-carbers are the exception.) Even on a ketogenic diet, I probably eat a lot more plants than most of the general population. As a way to… Read more »

Naom Ahmed
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Naom Ahmed

Hey Chris, 1. People who have been diagnosed with T2D do not usually regain insulin sensitivity, even after years of low-carbing. Many can’t even eat a blueberry muffin every now and then without spiking their blood sugars, this is far from reversal. 2. Sure, but eating meats and animal proteins day after day, is not healthy for most geno-types. Most people are Asians.. 🙂 3. No, exercise is great for better mitochondrial function, especially HIIT. LCHF does not have the same effect on a cellular level. I think Dr. Fung should address what underlying mechanism is at work when high-carb,… Read more »

John Anthony
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John Anthony

I think you are talking nonsense. I would like to see some scholalry support for your claims that T2D can be cured on a veggie diet. Insulin resistance in a T2D will not be cured once it is well established. However, once one has had a chance to reverse the symptoms of diabetes, and is now in a keto or nearlhy keto state (meaning ketone bodies in the urine). then one is a a state of physiological (not pathological) insulin resistance and eating the occasional sweet thing is not a problem. Please show me some research which shows that a… Read more »

Cheema
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Cheema

John Anthony please do not be so blunt. As a matter of reality I being diabetic type 2 adopted the LCHF Diet after getting inspired by the 6 part lectures series on aetiology of obesity and reading Dr Bernstein book Diabetes Solution. I truly adhered the LCHF Diet for six months and did many 48 to 72 hours fasts, three 5 days and one ten days water fast. The result was loss 6 Kg weight, better sleep, no mucus production at all, cleared from prostate infection, better controlled blood pressure and better energy? worst was poor blood sugar control and… Read more »

BobM
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BobM

I’m not sure what to say about this. Why would the pancreas “go to sleep” on a low carb diet? Fat hinders glucose uptake in the cells? Really? I have experienced zero inability to exercise while on a low carb diet. That is, I exercise as much as I did when on high carb, with no ill effects I can determine. I exercise even better while fasting.

Sarah
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Just to add to Bob’s comment. I have been on a 3 day fast. Today being the 3rd day. And I was able to exercise on all 3 days. I went to the gym in the morning and did my usual cardio routine of 20 minutes interval training on the treadmill and 20 minutes interval training on the elliptical on all 3 days as I do when I’m not on a diet or a fast. I didn’t experience any tiredness or dizziness. In fact today morning at the gym I was more energetic than the previous days. I think thats… Read more »

Richard S Stone
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Richard S Stone

In my view of all this, “Diabetes” is actually not a “disease:” the “symptoms” of diabetes are nothing more than the normal, generally predictable result of continual and excessive insulin production, and that continual insulin production is in response to excessive food consumption and poorly (improperly) scheduled (meaning in effect continual) food consumption. Being overweight is not a problem, in and of itself, it is just a (aesthetic and health issue type) symptom of the same problem and causes as “Diabetes.” Thus arguing about, or raising the issue of a “cure” for Diabetes is heading off, unnecessarily, in the wrong… Read more »

seebrina
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seebrina

I think what people mean by cure is they want to be able to go back to eating the way that made them ill in the first place. I love Dr. Fung and his work. I also think that the additives in food such as High Frustose corn syrup is a big factor in taking all of us over the metabolic edge and worsening syndrome x. Not to mention the chemicals sprayed on food and given to animals. So compared to 50 years ago we are now faced with an uphill battle to reverse the damage done to our bodies… Read more »

Ansive
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Ansive

Would a person that is “cured” have normal results on fasting glucose test?
If yes, then it is correct to say that the condition can be cured.
If no, then the condition can only be managed.

I do not know the answer to that question.

John Anthony
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John Anthony

A fasting glucose test is not sufficient for a keto adapted person. Such a person would be in a physiological insulin resistant state, meaning that the pancreas would not be conditioned to respond with insulin for every meal, like pavlov’s dogs. A OGTT test would not show a good result for a keto adapted person. Such a person would have to a hight carb diet for a few days before taking such a test.

Sherry
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Sherry

One minute I worry that your writing is too spicy for some readers but the next minute I’m laughing my ass off, and dang it’s nice to read medical literature that has some life and vitality to it… so please stay a little edgy! I have learned so much and am now fasting three days a week. I pre-ordered your book and thank you for everything you are doing to help us be well.

Suzanne
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Suzanne

Oh, I so do agree?

Gopika Rao
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Gopika Rao

Dr Fung.
Cannot thank you enough for your bold approach to share your knowledge to get people out of medications. Would you kindly let me know once the Type 2 diabetes is cured via fasting, do the patients need to stick to LCHF diet so that the insulin resistance could be kept at bay ? If the traditional food of the patient has been rice based, can they go back to such diets ? In your experience have you seen patients with insulin resistance coming back when they switch to their normal traditional diets that do not involve sugars, carbohydrates ?

Dom
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Dom

Has anyone here during fasting found that coffee causes stomach upset?

Twice now, into fast day 3 of 3, I think it’s the coffee, I got distended stomach, like a lot of gas, then followed by a visit to the toilet.

Not nice, but I’m curious, if it’s coffee that’s easily avoided on that day.

BobM
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BobM

Dom, I have not experienced that. In fact, I go to the bathroom very infrequently while fasting multiple days. It’s when I eat again where I tend to visit the toilet way too often. I drink one cup of coffee and one cup of tea per day. Coffee with cream; tea without.

Vic
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Vic

Hi Dom,
I love coffee, but I find if I drink freshly ground coffee now, after I have started the fast, it does upset my stomach. I now go for milder, even instant coffee, as my stomach handles it much better.

Sharvo
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Sharvo

Ditto … made me wonder if I maybe had stomach ulcer that had been masked by always having something in the stomach to mask it except that, so far, only seems to happens with the black, freshly ground / darker roast coffee.

Stephanie Holbrook
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Love the article. I have used the guidelines in Dr. Bernstein’s Diebetes Solution for my personal training clients with diabetes for years. They all seem always get better 100% of the time. Some of their doctors say it is a miricle, I say it is common sense!

Amy Berger (@TuitNutrition)
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Dr. Fung, you, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar! And I *like* the saucy language. Give ’em hell! The entire ADA could easily be held liable for malpractice. Primo non nocere, anyone?

Joe
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Joe

I came across this blog today and so far I am convinced that it is going to help me. I am 74, renal cell carcinoma both kidneys and a lesion on my pancreas. Recently my BG went up over 200 and I was referred to my PC Physician. She proclaimed me to be T2D and told me of all of the bad things that I could look forward to in my waning years. She proceeded to go through a nice pamphlet that encouraged me to consume 60 grams of carbs at each meal. I asked her:”Do you mean that I… Read more »

stenB
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stenB

Keep us posted how it works out Joe! I have in the past found that one of the best effects of medical intervention is just the fasting before it although done for other reasons than improved health, that Hippocrates prescribed. If we didn’t have a tendency to throw up from anastetics etc., no prior fasting and fewer successful procedures maybe? Dr Jason Fung is a really fresh wind here. But I am still looking to find insulin resistance measured after a successful fasting period with glucose clamp (Not for every patient) as ultimate proof that insulin resistance has improved! This… Read more »

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waleed mahmoud

New hypothesis for the development of T2DM. I have a hypothesis that explains how T2DM develops in a more convincing order. I think that the human body when exposed to excessive glucose enters a storage mode, the mirror image of starvation mode. When too much carbs are ingested an insulin spike ensues leading to sending new deposits of fat to the visceral stores. The body intentionally raises its insulin level In order to cling to the newly stored visceral fat. Such increase is met by down regulating muscles’ insulin receptors to avoid hypoglycaemia. So IR develops as a physiological adaptation… Read more »

waleed mahmoud
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waleed mahmoud

Many T2DM patients will say that they followed a Lchf diet that normalised their BG’s but didn’t really “cure” the diabetes. This will be due to the fact that their IR has become so high that their circulating blood insulin level prohibits the deep accumulated visceral fat from being reached. In order to bring insulin levels lower than that, one must follow 3 steps. Firstly follow a zero carbs diet. Secondly, discontinue all insulin secreting medications. Thirdly, apply a caloric deficit for as long as it takes until body weight reaches the lowest healthy BMI. The more recently one has… Read more »

Deb
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Deb

I love your blog Dr. Fung and have pre-ordered your book, but sure hope you will continue to write here even after the book comes out. I keep hoping there is hope for folks like me. I was diagnosed as T2 in January 2006. Since age 30 my weight had continuously skyrocketed and at DX I was 375 pounds! Against doctor’s advice I chose to go on a LCHF diet. By 2009 I had lost 100 pounds and achieved normal blood sugars. Then I stalled and have been stalled ever since though clearly 275 pounds is still far too much… Read more »

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Alex Kamas
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Alex Kamas

This same scientific, egotistical lying not only occurs in diabetes treatment but has been with us in the Diet-Heart Hypothesis. Their oath is really “First do no harm to your ego.”

STEVEN ANGEL
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STEVEN ANGEL

I am 54 yrs old.
I recently got pneumonia, and was put onto steroids. Then my blood sugar spiked to 635, and I found out for the first time that I have type 2 diabetes while being treated in the hospital.
The doctors prescribed Metformin, Glipizide, and Insulin injections.
I have been taking the Metformin, but am afraid to take the other drugs… especially since finding this website.
I am going to fast.

I do not know what is the best way for me to get help.
Can anyone provide some guidance.
I want to beat this disease.

Ulrike Schlobis
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For all you people with diabetes out there. Don’t feel sorry for yourself, do something about it! I have cured my diabetes by following the protocol of Dr. Jason Fung. Thank you Dr.. I incorporated intermittent fasting. One day fast – one day katogenic diet – one day fast and so on. In my case it was not a question of too much weight, only too much insulin in the body. I am genetically prone to this condition. The insulin caused resistance to itself and triggered more and more insulin. The fasting takes care of this condition. When I was… Read more »

bachcole
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bachcole

I believe that if Dr. Fung would look closely at the conventional medical treatment of any other degenerative disease that he would find that their care is just as degenerate as he has found the treatment of diabesity to be.

Elle
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Elle

You said ‘shit’, I think I love you ??
In all seriousness though, I wish I’d known this information years ago. My nan has t2d and has deteriorated so bad that she’s mostly lost the use of her hands and she can’t feel her toes or fingers either. She is dying and the damage apparently is irreversible. My uncle also has it and I’m hoping he will follow this advice and help himself out of it before he ends up like my nan too.
Thank you DrFung, you’re star xx

Javier Ombrosi
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Javier Ombrosi

Dears, I started an intermittent fasting, and I saw several positives results. However, there is a big problem, I have gout now!
please do you have some suggestion to continue the intermittent fasting and to stop the gout? thank you in advances!

Aldo
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Aldo

This will sound like I’m keeping my cake and eating it! T2 for 11 years, on Metformin for 8, figures worsening slowly so trying intermittent fasting. BUT meantime, what should I do with the Metformin? Still take it while fasting, or not? Grateful for any comment.

Reginald Maynard
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Reginald Maynard

I am trying to do the 16 /8 fasting what do I eat after I break my fast I want to cure my type 2 can you help me?

Kathleen
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Kathleen

After my DIABETES TYPE 2 diagnosis, I had typical symptoms of thirst, lethargy, severe tiredness, urinary frequency, hearing loss and ringing in the ears, vision problems, dehydration and weight gain. I was placed on metformin twice daily for several months, the symptoms only seemed to worsened. I began to do a lot of research and learnt about a DIABETES HERBAL TREATMENT from Rich Herbs Foundation and their success rate with the Diabetes treatment, i immediately started on the treatment, i started experience decline in major symptoms, the severe thirst, dry mouth, tiredness, urinary problems, dehydration and fatigue. My doctor took… Read more »

Gloria Zwaan
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I am 57, I was told today my A1C was 11. We’re do I start? I do not want to do meds at all. I just saw you visions today for the first time. I am in a bit of a panic to be honest♥️I live in the Philadelphia area, is there Dr. you can recommend to see in this area with your same beliefs. Do you have a book on the diet, fasting I could follow? THANK you, Gloria

Elena Knapton
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Hi, I bought the book 2 weeks ago and started along with my husband the fasting. Problem is that instead of my sugar coming down, it has raised my sugar. I was thinking to make an effort and pay for couching, but I really don’t know. I read successful stories, but my story is completely opposite.