Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common diabetes. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it accounts for about 90% to 95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. More than 29 million people in the US have diabetes and 25% of them don’t know it. More than a third US adults have prediabetes and 90% of them don’t know they have it.
Is there a better way to reverse type 2 diabetes? Well, according to Dr. Fung’s talk on the Morning Show, yes there is.
In this short video from the Morning Show, Dr. Fung explained why the current treatment for type 2 diabetes isn’t working very well for the patients. He also went on to explain what other diabetes management methods we can use instead:
Want to learn more about reversing type 2 diabetes? Check Dr. Fung’s latest book The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally!
More About Dr. Jason Fung
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.
Here’s another video of Dr. Fung on how to reverse diabetes type 2 on YouTube:
Want to watch more about this topic? Check this very popular TEDx Talk from Dr. Sarah Hallberg where she provides evidence that the solution for type 2 diabetes is simpler than you might think:
The low carb ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting are commonly considered to be useful tools for weight control and have shown many other health benefits including helping those with type 2 diabetes.
For your further reading, here are some of the many scientific studies that show the benefits of low carb diets and fasting on reversing type 2 diabetes:
Westman, E. C., Yancy, W. S., Mavropoulos, J. C., Marquart, M., & McDuffie, J. R. (2008). The effect of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet versus a low-glycemic index diet on glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Nutrition & Metabolism, 5, 36. http://doi.org/10.1186/1743-7075-5-36
Saslow, L. R., Mason, A. E., Kim, S., Goldman, V., Ploutz-Snyder, R., Bayandorian, H., … Moskowitz, J. T. (2017). An Online Intervention Comparing a Very Low-Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations Versus a Plate Method Diet in Overweight Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(2), e36. http://doi.org/10.2196/jmir.5806
Paoli, A., Rubini, A., Volek, J. S., & Grimaldi, K. A. (2013). Beyond weight loss: a review of the therapeutic uses of very-low-carbohydrate (ketogenic) diets. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 67(8), 789–796. http://doi.org/10.1038/ejcn.2013.116
Dashti, H.M., Mathew, T.C., Khadada, M., Al-Mousawi, M.S., Talib, H., Asfar, S.K., Behbahani, A.I., & Al-Zaid, N.S. (2007). Beneficial effects of ketogenic diet in obese diabetic subjects. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 302, 249-256. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17447017
Yancy, W. S., Foy, M., Chalecki, A. M., Vernon, M. C., & Westman, E. C. (2005). A low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet to treat type 2 diabetes. Nutrition & Metabolism, 2, 34. http://doi.org/10.1186/1743-7075-2-34
Hussain, Talib & C Mathew, Thazhumpal & Dashti, Ali & Asfar, Sami & al-zaid, Naji & Dashti, Hussain. (2012). Effect of low-calorie versus low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet in type 2 diabetes. Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.). 28. 1016-21. 10.1016/j.nut.2012.01.016. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22673594
Hallberg, S.J., McKenzie, A.L., Williams, P.T. et al. (2018). Effectiveness and Safety of a Novel Care Model for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes at 1 Year: An Open-Label, Non-Randomized, Controlled Study. Springer Healthcare, Diabetes Therapy (2018) 9: 583. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13300-018-0373-9
Arnason, T. G., Bowen, M. W., & Mansell, K. D. (2017). Effects of intermittent fasting on health markers in those with type 2 diabetes: A pilot study. World Journal of Diabetes, 8(4), 154–164. http://doi.org/10.4239/wjd.v8.i4.154
R. Barnosky, Adrienne & Hoddy, Kristin & Unterman, Terry & A. Varady, Krista. (2014). Intermittent fasting vs daily calorie restriction for type 2 diabetes prevention: A review of human findings. Translational Research. 164. 10.1016/j.trsl.2014.05.013. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24993615
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