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Diabetes & dietary guidelines

2015-05-06 19:58:58.525708+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

TEDx video: Dr. Sarah Hallberg: Reversing Type 2 Diabetes starts with ignoring dietary guidelines. A little bit more anecdote-ish than good medicine should be, but perhaps a good starting point for further investigation.

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#Comment Re: Diabetes & dietary guidelines made: 2015-05-06 20:21:36.585899+00 by: hananc

She takes TEDspeak to new levels of annoyance. Can't she just speak like normal people?

#Comment Re: Diabetes & dietary guidelines made: 2015-05-06 21:43:51.998251+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, okay, so the tl;dr version: Cut the carbs, eat the fats. Especially if you're diabetic.

#Comment Re: Diabetes & dietary guidelines made: 2015-05-11 18:59:15.729847+00 by: Ben Williams

Or go vegan and avoid diabetes entirely ;)

#Comment Re: Diabetes & dietary guidelines made: 2015-05-14 17:18:14.641834+00 by: meuon [edit history]

Ben, I am a Type II diabetic. Going "vegan" works in the same way (for me) that fasting does, I'm don't get enough calories and I crash (low sugar), hard. Then I have other problems. Every once in a while I get to take a "down day" or "two" and fast, with no caffiene. It's a good reset, and helps my long term stability. But I monitor my blood sugar carefully on those days, can't drive and it's best to not try to be sociable. Done the vegetarian thing and vegan thing in spurts. It's a good thing for me in spurts, after 4 or 5 days, I crash.

The problem with diabetes is it's a tightrope walk and you have to listen to your body, Everyone responds differently, but as a general rule: proteins and veggies (and some fats) good, carbs and sugars bad. Exercise more.

Just took a nice hour walk downtown today.. Awesome. Had a chicken bisket for lunch.. awesomely good, but very bad for me. I can tell already (30 minutes later).