Is type 2 diabetes incurable? Must it get worse with age? Or as a society are We treating it wrong? Or do we treat it at all? My name is Andreas Eenfeldt from Diet Doc. Welcome Dr. Jason Fung. I have just listened to your lecture. It was fantastic. It was about how we treat diabetics in health care today. It is not a disease that must necessarily get worse with age. We have always said that it is a chronic condition that worsens with age.This is the view of the diabetes associations, both in the US and in Australia. Everyone says it is a chronic disease.
But it is not true. It is indeed easy to see. If someone said, “I was told I had diabetes,” – – “but I lost weight and lowered my carbs.” “Now I take no medication and am doing well.” It is true after all! No one believes that they are lying. A patient who loses weight, put on a diet -is of course healthier. How can they be healthier if the disease is chronic and only going to get worse? Everyone knows that the drugs do not help against the disease itself. Type 2 diabetes depends on too high insulin resistance.
It is all agreed. High resistance to insulin makes blood sugar levels rise. But the disease is the high insulin resistance. But all treatment focuses still on blood sugar. It is not logical. Treatment of symptoms does not help against the disease,as we have done with diabetes. We treat blood sugar. But the disease depends on insulin resistance. Since we do not treat the disease only the symptoms nothing improves. It takes more and more medication to keep blood sugar at the same level. The diabetes is worse even if blood sugar is better. The diabetes is worse than ever.
Insulin Resistance’s not treated. Those who lose weight, exercise have affected insulin resistance, and therefore a lower blood sugar.
We have dealt with in the short term and reduced sugar. What happens then with the disease?
The funny thing is that patients know this. I talk with many patients. They tell me that when they got insulin they immediately gained weight. It’s no secret. You gain weight taking insulin. They take insulin and gain weight. Then they come back to the doctor. “I needed to lose weight, but get medicine that cause weight gain!?” And the doctor responds: “You need insulin
– Therefore, you must treat it. – What do you do if you have type 2 diabetes? It is a diet-related disease. Type 2 diabetes involves too much sugar. Once you have realized it, the solution is to do away with the sugar. Then remove all sugar and simple carbs, which also is the sugar -As bread and pasta. Carbohydrates are the only chains of sugar. When we eat, it breaks down into sugar. You have to stop eating sugar.