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eat2bwell
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   Posted 5/14/2016 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Dr. Jason Fung has an excellent video in explaining how fasting can help with type 2 diabetes. Has anyone tried it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a2Fsfa8e4I

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   Posted 5/14/2016 11:17 PM (GMT -7)   
no. and do not trust anything on youtube!!

need to eat correctly, not fast. we fast when we are asleep, that is when the body works best with cellular things and all of that good stuff the body needs. a lot of people with co morbidities may even require more nutrition at times.
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jujub
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   Posted 5/15/2016 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Fasting may be very dangerous for anyone with unstable Type II diabetes. Most of us are quite stable within a range of normal to moderately high, but some do have occasional very high or very low readings. A naturally occurring low coinciding with a decision to fast could be catastrophic.
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Lanie G
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   Posted 5/15/2016 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
And fasting would be very harmful to type 1s.

Jason Fung uses the word 'cure' in his online talks, even for type 1 diabetics. He also requires a paid membership for access to all his diet ideas for his claims.
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jujub
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   Posted 5/15/2016 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Ah, I love the smell of snake oil in the morning!
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Ulcerative colitis; 10thyear of remission with Remicade. Inflammatory osteoarthritis; osteonecrosis from steroids. Grave's disease post-RAI and now on Levothyroxine. Type II diabetes induced by steroids. #ucsucks

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 5/15/2016 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   
refreshes the senses!!!! I see a licenced endocrinologist, whom is a professor- is difficult to get an appointment with, because he is that darn good. I trust him, because our system trusts him, and because he was procured by the best wanting the best.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

A QUOTE FROM THE HAPPY TURTLE THAT REFLECTS ME.

"COMPLEXITY IS MY WAY OF EXPRESSING MY NEEDS IN A MANNER THAT IS NEITHER DESTRUCTIVE, NOR NEGATIVE"
'

eat2bwell
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   Posted 5/16/2016 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
In the video I posted Dr. Fung does not recommend fasting for type 1 diabetes. He make a distinction between the two. Type 1 diabetes is a lack of insulin while type 2 is insulin resistance. He believes that fasting helps with insulin resistance. His recommendation is to first stop eating simple carbohydrates(sugar). The problem with eating is every time you eat you are spiking your insulin. Doesn't matter what you eat you will spike your insulin. The more times you eat during the day the more times you spike your insulin. Is it better to eat 6 times a day or once a day? Maybe we are all different and each of us must figure it out. He seems to think it is helpful when you do not spike your insulin all day. All doctors charge money for their advice so he is no different.

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 5/16/2016 11:35 PM (GMT -7)   
the difference is my doc cares about my welfare. period.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

A QUOTE FROM THE HAPPY TURTLE THAT REFLECTS ME.

"COMPLEXITY IS MY WAY OF EXPRESSING MY NEEDS IN A MANNER THAT IS NEITHER DESTRUCTIVE, NOR NEGATIVE"
'

Lanie G
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   Posted 5/17/2016 4:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, fasting will bring down blood sugar and if you fast long enough, you can die. Then you don't have to worry about your blood sugar. It's well-known that carbs are the problem with all diabetics. The more carbs you eat, the more your insulin will rise in response, so to keep blood sugar more level, eat fewer carbs.
Lanie

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diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating
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