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Bariatrics is Surgically Enforced Fasting – T2D 6

Bariatric (stomach stapling) surgery quickly and successfully reverses type 2 diabetes (T2D).  The most recent trial was published in the New England Journal of Medicine on 242 adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery. Most got Roux-en-Y bypass, with most of the rest getting sleeve gastrectomy. After 3 years, the results were good. 74% of high blood pressure...

Patient Profile – Hansraj

Dr Chhajed and myself This month, I wanted to profile a patient that shows what is possible through the power of the internet and intelligent collaboration between professionals. Hansraj is a 38 year old man who presented to Dr Prakash Chhajed in Indore, India in March of 2015. He had multiple problems and was already...

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...

Fasting Cures Type 2 Diabetes – T2D 4

While many consider Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) irreversible, fasting has also been long known to cure diabetes. In our previous post, we considered bariatric surgery. While extreme, these surgeries have proven the point that the metabolic abnormalities that underlie T2D (hyper insulinemia, insulin resistance) can often be fully reversed after a short (weeks) period of...

Surgery Reverses Diabetes – T2D3

Could Type 2 Diabetes really be a disease that reverses? We’ve outlined in our previous post how most specialists, doctors and researchers view T2D as a progressive chronic disease. That means that once you have it, it will eventually progress no matter what you do. However, in truth, T2D is actually a reversible, curable dietary...

The Biggest Lie – T2D 2

The Big Lie There are many things untruths said about type 2 diabetes (T2D) but the biggest lie of them all is this: T2D is a chronic and progressive disease. This message has been spread so far and wide and repeated so often that people do not even perceive that there is any controversy. Of...

Inflammation and T2D – T2D Part 1

This week I’d like to discuss type 2 diabetes (T2D) and inflammation. Usually I try to follow topics sequentially, but I was reviewing an article about type 2 diabetes and inflammation and thought it was quite interesting. The results of a large trial (TECOS) were released in June 2015 and illustrates once again the futility...