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Old 03-19-2012, 07:53   #11
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I'm with Salim. How else can you explain the explosion of T2.

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Old 03-19-2012, 13:19   #12
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I don't think there is one cause of diabetes, but rather it may be lots of diseases that get bundled under the heading of diabetes. They all share one symptom- high blood glucose but as you see we are all very different. There was no genetic history in my large family of diabetes. Although I had gained weight after my 6 pregnancies I lost it well before I was dx'd diabetic. I was very active going to the gym or playing tennis every day. I also ate a very natural, whole food diet. The only thing I didn't eat was fat. So I definitely didn't bring it on myself. I figure just as you can have an allergy to nuts, dairy or wheat, I have an allergy to carbs. When I eat them I don't have a normal bg response and over time I became more and more Insulin Resistant. It is this Insulin Resistance that makes weight loss difficult for some people. I think this is a chicken and egg question. Does the IR cause you to be overweight or does being overweight cause IR? I believe the first one. I was reading a dietician's blog who believes we have different metabolic types. People who are IR need to eat totally differently because of the way we process carbs.

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Chicken, meet egg.

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Billions of people are eating high carb diets and not getting diabetes. Must carbs shoulder all the blame? Serious q, not having a go or anything.

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I think that without genetic disposition, diet will do nothing. However, the genetics are not simple and I know folks that are working very hard to figure out what the susceptibility "genes" are. However, with that being said, I also agree with the notion that the ridiculous quantities of sugar (in one form or other) in the diet is a key pressure that forced otherwise silent predisposition to the forefront. The question is that once one has the diagnosis, for how many of us is the damage too severe to "reverse". Avoiding carbs is not reversing the disease, anymore than lactose-intolerant folks avoiding dairy. It's still there, just not overtly. For me, the key question lies in getting a better handle on exactly what resistance is, and how it both develops and can be reversed. jmho

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For me, don't think it was a strong genetic link. Both my sister and I are the first on both sides of the family to get diabetes. We both have autoimmune disease, me Hashimoto's for which I gained weight and her, PCOS, for which she gained weight. Growing up, my family was very active, ate only low fat (my mother was deathly afraid of cholesterol as her mother died young from clogged arteries and weighed all of 100 lbs), lots of veggies and fruit, whole grain bread products and little meat. My parents were not heavy and neither was I until I was hit with thyroiditis then shortly after diagnosed with Hashimoto's. Our family does have a long history of autoimmune disease. So I don't agree it was environmental unless the environment of low fat, high carb did it. Then we get back to the diet argument.

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Billions of people are eating high carb diets and not getting diabetes. Must carbs shoulder all the blame? Serious q, not having a go or anything.
Billions of people not exercising and not getting diabetes

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April 1, 2010, A1c: 7.9 (diagnosis)
June 17, 2010, A1c: 6.1 (c peptide 3.4, bgl 91)
August 5, 2010, A1c: 5.8
February, 2011, A1c: 5.6
August 24, 2011, A1c: 5.3 (c peptide 0.8, bgl 75)
February 17, 2012, A1c: 5.0
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absolutely true jojeti!

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Seems like no one really knows...

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Lantus 20 units
Metformin 1000 mg 2xday
Lisinipril w HCTZ 20/12.5 mg
Lasix 40 mg 2x day
Potassium CHL ER 20 MEQ
Levothyroxine 112 mg/day
April 1, 2010, A1c: 7.9 (diagnosis)
June 17, 2010, A1c: 6.1 (c peptide 3.4, bgl 91)
August 5, 2010, A1c: 5.8
February, 2011, A1c: 5.6
August 24, 2011, A1c: 5.3 (c peptide 0.8, bgl 75)
February 17, 2012, A1c: 5.0
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It can all be explain by epigenetics there is a genetic component and an environmental trigger. How and why this happens is the subject of an emerging field of research called epigenetics. The evidence suggests that diabetes may both cause epigenetic changes and be caused by them.

Epigenetics: A Molecular Link Between Environmental Factors and Type 2 Diabetes

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