Very Promising Information
Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful hump day! I wanted to share some research published in the journal Diabetologia. While the research is very promising, I can only hope that this is something that will continue to be studied and can really help eliminate Type 2 Diabetes.
The research, published in the journal Diabetologia, reports
that a low calorie diet of 600 calories a day for two months
can remove excess fat clogging up the pancreas;
By allowing normal insulin secretion to be restored, this dietary therapy reverses the long held belief that type 2 diabetes is a lifelong condition.
The early stage clinical trail in eleven people reported a 100 per cent reversal of diabetes symptoms during the two month diet period, with 64 per cent of the participants remaining diabetes free three months after the diet had finished.
Under close supervision of a medical team, 11 people who
had developed diabetes later in life were put on an extreme
diet of just 600 calories a day, consisting of liquid diet drinks and non-starchy vegetables.
They were compared to a control group of people without diabetes and then monitored over eight weeks to measure
the production of insulin from their pancreas and fat content
in the liver and pancreas.
After just one week, the research team found that pre-breakfast blood sugar levels had returned to normal;
Scans revealed that fat levels in the pancreas had lowered from an elevated level of eight per cent to the preferred healthy level of six per cent.
In combination with the reduction of fat levels, the pancreas was found to regain its normal ability to produce insulin. As a result, blood sugar after meals was reported to steadily improve.
Type 2 diabetes is all about energy balance in the body. If you are eating more than you burn, then the excess is stored in the liver and pancreas as fat which can lead to Type 2 diabetes in some people.” Research provides new insight and allows an understanding of the causality of type 2 diabetes in individuals as well as in populations.
This carries major implications for information to be given to newly diagnosed patients, who should know that they have a potentially reversible condition and not one that is inevitably progressive.
To have people free of diabetes after years with the condition is remarkable, and all because of an eight week diet.
This is a radical change in understanding Type 2 diabetes. It will change how we can explain it to people newly diagnosed with the condition. It has long been believed that someone with Type 2 diabetes will always have the disease, and that it will steadily get worse. It is great to know that this may not be the case at the rate of this type of study.
This blog post is for informational and educational purposes only, and is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Consult with your doctor or healthcare professional for medical and nutrition advice.