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Shannon – Patient Profile

I wanted to share an email I received from Shannon, a reader. He writes: As Hans and Franz used to say, "Hear me now and believe me later." Never let yourself get out of shape.  I included a picture from last November at an ICON 39 book signing--as you can see, I barely fit in the...

Samantha – Polycystic Ovary Patient Profile

Here's a story from a reader  with Polycystic Ovarian syndrome (PCOS). She writes: In 1999, I was diagnosed with PCOS, a condition caused by insulin resistance, which includes other horrible symptoms such as weight gain, hirsutism and acanthosis nigricans, and early development of diabetes. I tried lots of things to fix the PCOS, natural herbs,...

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...

IDM Patient Profile December 2014 – Margaret

This month our patient profile Margaret who joined the Intensive Dietary Management Program in April 2014.  At her first appointment, she was taking 120 units of insulin a day with an additional 2000 mg of Metformin to stabilize her blood sugar levels.  Her HbA1c, a 3 month average of blood sugars was 7.0%.  Her skin...

The Two Big Lies of Type 2 Diabetes – Video Lecture

At the Intensive Dietary Management Clinic we treat many people with type 2 diabetes.  Patients often come to our clinic with two ‘facts’ established in their minds.  The first is that type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive disease.  They are often told that they will have the disease for the rest of their...

IDM Patient Profile November 2014 – Kirk

Our patient profile this month is Kirk, who I have been following for a number of years.  Over that time, he had always been quite heavy.  He was diabetic on several medications and developing all the usual insults of obesity and diabetes.  We had started to develop our Intensive Dietary Management Program several years ago...

IDM Patient Profile September 2014 – Megan

  After Weight Gain This is Megan Christie.  I am not only  your IDM Program Manager, Megan Christie, I'm also a patient!    Alright, not exactly a patient, but I was the program’s very first guinea pig, and the patient profile for the month of September. I recently turned 30 last month, stand at 5’2”...

IDM Patient Profile August 2014 – Michael

Michael was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2000. Like most people Michael thought his diabetes was a chronic illness that would become worse with age. In 2007, Michael began seeing Dr. Fung for management of his diabetic related kidney disease.   During his follow-up visit with Dr. Fung in October 2013, Dr. Fung approached Michael...

IDM Patient Profile July 2014 – Mark

  Mark was diagnosed with diabetes about 20 years ago.  Initially he took his diagnosis seriously, but was not able to successfully reverse his diabetes or control it.  Frustrated with his inability to manage his disease by following his doctor's recommendations, Mark went into what he describes as "diabetic denial" for 10 years.  By 2006,...

IDM Patient Profile May 2014: Desmond

IDM Patient Profile May 2014: Desmond Desmond has been a patient of Dr. Fung’s since 2006 after it was discovered he had renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) of the right kidney, and had to have the entire kidney removed following his triple bypass surgery in 2005. Desmond before joining the IDM Program   Like many patients...