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    Post by martykendall on Sun Sep 13 2015, 01:52

    - High blood glucose levels (glucose toxicity) and high insulin levels (hyperinsulinemia) are both bad news for your health.
    -The highest priority in the treatment of diabetes should be to reduce foods that require large amounts of insulin.
    - Over reliance on medications can lead to ‘learned helplessness’, meaning that people do not use a dietary intervention to what is primary a dietary disease.
    - Periods of fasting and intense exercise also improve insulin sensitivity.
    - A lower insulin load diet and improved insulin sensitivity will enable you to reduce and possibly eliminate medications.

    [read more at https://optimisingnutrition.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/balancing-diet-and-diabetes-medications/ ]


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    Post by Indy51 on Sun Sep 13 2015, 02:05

    @martykendall: Not sure if you are getting alerts for tags at the DCUK forum, but quite a few people have been tagging you over there, especially on the Kraft thread where Ivor Cummins has been posting as well: http://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/joseph-kraft-and-hidden-diabetes.83741/

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    Post by martykendall on Sun Sep 13 2015, 02:51

    Thanks Indy51.  I'll check it out.  Smile

    I've kept up with Ivor Cummings and Ted Naiman on Kraft.  Seems increasing insulin foreshadows rising blood glucose.  

    Perhaps most people should be following a low insulin load diet to prevent diabetes developing rather than just using it once they become fully diagnosable type 2?

    Thanks for sharing the blog on the the DUK forum page. Smile
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    Post by Indy51 on Sun Sep 13 2015, 05:36

    You might also want to check - the link in your original post above doesn't work Sad

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    Post by martykendall on Sun Sep 13 2015, 06:25

    Cheers. The bracket at the end got counted in the hyperlink. Updated.
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    Post by Eddie on Sun Sep 13 2015, 12:15

    @martykendall wrote:Thanks Indy51.  I'll check it out.  Smile

    I've kept up with Ivor Cummings and Ted Naiman on Kraft.  Seems increasing insulin foreshadows rising blood glucose.  

    Perhaps most people should be following a low insulin load diet to prevent diabetes developing rather than just using it once they become fully diagnosable type 2?

    Thanks for sharing the blog on the the DUK forum page.  Smile

    It has been known for a long time a person could know they could become a type two diabetic ten or even fifteen years before they are diagnosed, with a very simple test, the plasma insulin level test. This is never done in the UK and I suspect many other countries. It is one of the first tests Dr.Richard Bernstein does with a new patient and carries on checking on a regular basis for many obvious reasons

    When I talked about this test on the forum of flog years ago, a high profile mod went berso and accused me of scaremongering I remember to this day that he said to me “what use would that be). What use would it be knowing years in advance you could, I use the word could, rather than would, because we could of course take urgent action, like a change to a low carb diet etc etc years before going on to become a diabetic. We would probably never become diabetics.

    Who should be tested in this way? how about people like me with four generations of type two diabetes in my family. Maybe people that have a long time weight problem, there are many others.


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    Post by chris c on Sun Sep 13 2015, 18:00

    There was a recent update on Kraft's method which I have hidden away in my files somewhere. It involved doing a glucose tolerance test and measuring BOTH glucose AND insulin levels after ten minutes. This proved to be more accurate than the standard HOMA calculation in diagnosis, probably based on the fact that most (but not all) forms of "Type 2" begin with a broken Phase 1 insulin response, often long before the Phase 2 insulin is affected.
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    Post by graham64 on Sun Sep 13 2015, 22:54

    It's mainly thanks to Fergus Craig who introduced us to low carb at DCUK that medications have been kept to a minimum, Fergus is a T1 who has held a non diabetic <5% A1c for the past ten years.

    This short video featuring Fergus was posted on this forum a few weeks



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