Fat, Not Sugar, Causes Type 2 Diabetes

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​Though the media and most health professionals promote the message that high sugar consumption is the cause of type 2 diabetes, this idea is not really true. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body cells become resistant to insulin, resulting in a rise in blood sugar. High blood sugar is a symptom of diabetes, not the cause of the d...
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Wednesday, 29 November 2017 13:25
Ken Thomas
Hi Mitchell,I'm not a doctor or medical professional in any sense, but thought I would chime in with what I have learned from pers... Read More
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Insulin Sync

Insulin Sync
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In a football game, a receiver must be in sync with the passed ball to catch it. In baseball, the batter's bat must be in sync with the pitched ball. In your car, you want the brakes to be in sync with the brake petal. All of the musicians in a symphony...
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Chris Dove
Thank You Ken! I was eagerly waiting for that follow up. Once this is understood, it makes total sense! This piece reminds me of a... Read More
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 18:50
Ken Thomas
Thanks Chris,I appreciate your comment. I would have posted it earlier, but work and life sometimes gets in the way. Ken... Read More
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 22:48
Chris Dove
Perhaps the sugar swings that are viewed as normal are responsible for the "Glycemic Index" and the demonizing of carbohydrates.
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 02:29
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Blood-Sugar Simplified

Blood-Sugar Simplified
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While the biological mechanisms of blood-sugar control are indeed complicated, the basics are quite simple: blood-sugar is an equilibrium between supply and consumption. Sugar, specifically glucose, is biology's primary fuel. The drawing above illustrates how blood-sugar is a simple balance between sugar intake and the "burning" of it as a fuel. Consuming...
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Epidemiological support for the protection of whole grains against diabetes.

Diets rich in whole grains and cereal fibers are associated with low type 2 diabetes risk in men and women.

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Mechanism of free fatty acid induced insulin resistance in humans.

The inhibitory action of free fatty acids on glucose transport, oxidation, and glycogen synthesis may be responsible for lipid-induced insulin resistance in humans.

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Obesity/insulin resistance is associated with endothelial dysfunction

Obesity and insulin resistance may promote the development of atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction.

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Fats, inflammation, and insulin resistance: insights to the role of macrophage and T-cell accumulation in adipose tissue.

High fat diets may promote the development insulin resistance and type-2 diabetes.

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Free fatty acids and skeletal muscle insulin resistance.

Free fatty acids are associated with insulin resistance and lipid accumulation in skeletal muscles.

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Increased Dietary Fat Causes Increased Diabetes

Increased Dietary Fat Causes Increased Diabetes
If you have Type II diabetes or prediabetes and wish to no longer be dependent on daily medications, there is hope. It will however, require effort on your part in the form of making lifestyle changes. Some of these lifestyle changes may appear, to some, be extreme--like no longer eating a typical " MODERN...
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Overnight lowering of free fatty acids with Acipimox improves insulin resistance and glucose tolerance in obese diabetic and nondiabetic subjects.

Decreased plasma levels of free fatty acids are associated with low insulin resistance and high glucose uptake in obese diabetic and nondiabetic individuals.

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