Reversing type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is either caused by insulin resistance or being unable to produce enough insulin. As Hallberg points out, “Diabetes is a state of carbohydrate toxicity. Insulin resistance is a state of carbohydrate intolerance.

“Carbohydrate intake is the single biggest factor in blood sugar levels and therefore the need for medication,”

It should be noted that Hallberg is only referring to the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

“The general recommendations are to tell patients with type 2 to consume 40-65g of carbohydrate per meal, plus more at snacks. We are essentially recommending that they eat exactly what’s causing their problem,” says Hallberg.

 

Diabetes UK acknowledges the low-carb diet, but report that “despite the short-term benefit there is a lack of evidence related to the long-term safety and benefit of following this diet. Although there is substantial evidence regarding low-carbohydrate diets, the strength of the studies vary.”

Food, Diet and Recipes

Learning about food is one of the best ways to control type 2 diabetes, but eating a healthy diet can benefit all people with diabetes.

Eating the right diet for your individual condition means learning about different foods, how they affect your body, food preparation, when and how much of it you should eat, and what it will do to your blood glucose levels.

 

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