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Old 11-07-2013, 19:57   #1
 
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Brain may play key role in development of type 2 diabetes

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Well it doesn't always work in the morning when I get up and think 79, 79, 79 really hard. Must be using the wrong part of my brain.

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Why do they never, ever consider just REDUCING GLUCOSE?!

It's not an essential nutrient (on the input side). That solved my entire problem. The glucose regulatory system is broken. You can insist on FIXING it - to your peril and at risk of all kinds of other dangerous effects like too much insulin and others, OR you can just eliminate the cause of the problem by CIRCUMVENTING the glucose regulatory system and taking the massive pressure off it.

Maybe not for everyone with their emotional food attachments, but IMO the cleanest of strategies and those who can do it deserve for it to be researched and refined so they, too, can have treatment under close medical supervision.

I had to figure this all out and do it on my own. I can't even count how many posters I've seen who failed for one reason or another. This is a viable (or the MOST viable) treatment option and doctors have a duty to help those of us who have the will to do it correctly.

Look at the things you see reported on sites like this one and then look at the record of for example the ketogenic diet used to treat epilepsy. How come they had completely consistent results - insulin dropped, BG stayed low - but we have posters on the internet saying things like "I ate a ketogenic diet and my BG went to 300!"

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There are no lab humans on which to experiment and so too many variables in environment and genes.

Given the post on genetic engineering, however, it's probably best not even too mention a genetically consistent strain of lab humans like lab rats!

The consequences would be horrific...

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Or, to put it another way, a typical T2 doesn't have a problem with their glucose regulatory system in general. What can't be handled correctly is large influxes of glucose from the digestive tract. Other than that, barring that a huge number of T2s can probably maintain glucose equilibrium just fine. I know I can.

Once you cut off this inundation of the system with glucose from digestion, several things happen which (at least in many cases) solve the entire underlying problem:

1) After a period of adaptation, the total NEED glucose drops by something like 95% as cells "learn" to do other things. Note that this is not based simply on blood sugar levels. If it were, it would happen on day one. Rather, after a period of time with consistently very low inflows of glucose (and abundant alternatives), the body's metabolism makes adjustments and most cells begin rejecting glucose (the GOOD insulin resistance), saving it for the few cells which need it and hum along, in most cases better and more efficiently, on the fuel alternatives.

2) The 5% remaining need for glucose is met by the small amount of glucose still coming directly from digestion, from the tiny remaining glycogen stores or, if neither of those, amino acids from digested protein are converted to glucose. This process is completely under the control of your own body. Contrast this to glucose pouring in from your digestive tract. Your body has no control whatsoever - aside from your brain and mouth which decided to swallow it! - and must find a way to deal with it as it pours in. THIS is what is deficient or broken in a diabetic.

Since that's a voluntary act (swallowing the offending food), it IS in that sense "self-inflicted". OMG - something the haters said turns out to be true! At least sorta...

Making this adjustment to diet is not "control" of the problem. It is the complete elimination of the problem.

Trying to unnecessarily "fix" the mechanisms which can no longer handle huge amounts of incoming glucose is akin to searching for a drug with which drunks can still have sufficient coordination to drive with hurting themselves or others. It might be possible to find such a medication, but is that a solution? Or, should they just STOP DRINKING.

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Why do they never, ever consider just REDUCING GLUCOSE?!
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Look at the things you see reported on sites like this one and then look at the record of for example the ketogenic diet used to treat epilepsy. How come they had completely consistent results - insulin dropped, BG stayed low - but we have posters on the internet saying things like "I ate a ketogenic diet and my BG went to 300!"
I think that there is a misconception that Paleo = Ketogenic
Not true.

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