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Old 04-10-2014, 15:41   #1
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I think I don't absorb fat very well. Either I don't eat it much or absorb (digest) it much.

I was low on Vitamin D ( it was 18). Doctor prescribed 50,000 IU but it has been rising very slowly. After 4 months it is upto 36 only.

On reading I found one needs fat to absorb it. He prescribed vit. D2 which is slow to absorb, over the counter we get D3 which is better.
So I am taking them with meals now and keeping my fingers crossed.

So my layman's logic for T2 is ( This is purely my googling and reading various posts).

No Exercise or High Carb Diet leads to Fatty Liver

Fatty Liver leads to Bile secretion issues

Bile issues leads to Fat absorption Issues

Fat absorption deficiency leads to

Vit. D deficiency leads to ( We know 90% T2 are vit. D deficient)

Calcium deficiency leads to

Insulin secretion issues ( Need more research)

Now there can be millions of reasons for each of these, this is just my gut feeling.

Feel free to add or critique.

Reading through the posts here from VeeJay, it seems there are supplements like ox bile for Fat digestion. I will try that. Any other suggestions?

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I agree that these are correlations, but I'm not convinced of the waterfall of causation you have. I think it's more chicken-and-eggy, with a healthy dose of genetics and YMMV on the order.

And what makes you think you don't do well with fat? How long have you been LC?

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If you have issues absorbing fat, you can take ox bile with each meal. Have you had your gall bladder removed?

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Is good you are reading and trying to find more about the disease, but it is really not that simple. There is no steps straight line to diabetes, the etiology of the disease is not really well establish yet. There are many theories and associations but not one smoking gun and it will never probably be. Because there are probably many different forms of diabetes, many of them caused by think still unknown. So no there are no simple answers. If you want to read on some of the many ideas research have here is some material you can read;

Banting Lecture 2011

BetaCell Science | Beta Cells in Diabetes

PLOS Genetics: Genome-Wide DNA Methylation Analysis of Human Pancreatic Islets from Type 2 Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Donors Identifies Candidate Genes That Influence Insulin Secretion

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory | Nobelist James Watson proposes an unconventional view of type 2 diabetes causation

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