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But back to the real question:
A British study conducted by scientists at Newcastle University in the UK shows that a 600 calorie diet, when sustained for two months, can reverse type 2 diabetes.

It's actually rather interesting study. While the initial diet was rather extreme, the participants could then go on just a healthy diet and maintain normal insulin levels.

Pulling this post out of the shed on the off-chance that swiing is driving by......

It's the darnest thing how stuff like this seems to roll, but once you read something that makes you go "Now, wait a minute" similar examples crop up all oveer the place.

So, at the root of it, this study was all about seeing if those dramatic altertions in metabolic functions that bariatric surgery produces can be replicated by dietary interventions......and if so, what's happening. As it happened, I found a couple of articles documenting similar "supplemented starvation" diets (almost similar to what your diet doc. was recommending, TB)....with equally impressive results re: reduction in need for medication.

Well, the third shoe dropped today. Dh and I are modifying our life insurances and had one of those med. techs come to the house this am to take our bloods etc. Very nice friendly (and more to the point competent with that there needle!) lady, a bit younger than I ...... but really heavy with quite a bit of trouble breathing. Anyway, we got to chatting and it transpires that she'd had bariatric surgery a year ago, dropped over 100lbs with another hundred and change to go. Prior to surgery she was on meds for high BP and insulin for T2D and now totally off everything. Apparently, just like in the Newcastle study, this reversal happened before significant weightloss occured.

Makes you think.
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