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what? why post if your going to be a jerk? oh that's right its one of the "i am better then you so everyone has to be like me" crowd! you don't know my history or anyone's for that matter you troll!
originally posted by: makemap
Another one of those ATSer dying due to health failure since Cancer. Stop eating sugary and fatty foods. Avoid candies at all cost now. Most are made with modified corn syrup. Fake sugar.
originally posted by: 123143
Wow, quacks are free on ATS. How did I ever survive without them? eyeroll
originally posted by: tikbalang
Well if you have a type 2 diabetes and a fatty liver, it means your lifestyle needs change, not the doctor..
originally posted by: SentientCentenarian
a reply to: Gothmog
No one mentioned surgery with hands; and all those drug commercials on tv are banned in Europe, as they should be.
Nice straw man; you ridiculed advice to eat actual nutritious food and never once added to the conversation anything useful.
originally posted by: gottaknow
I recently had a bit of a type 2 scare(undiagnosed, just showing some signs like poor circulation, slow to heal etc.)
What I did was a one-week water fast. And WoW! did that make me feel a lot better. I read up on it EXTENSIVELY online before trying it. While there are articles for and against, there's a definite lean towards fasting and/or juice diets making a big difference for type 2 diabetes. It's been noted that many who receive bariatric surgery reverse their diabetes almost immediately after the surgery. (note, this is not recommended for type 1)
I learned a lot about the benefits of fasting and while I originally was going to go for 5 days, I went an entire week and could have gone further. It's really amazing how the hunger goes away. Keep in mind, the occasional cravings do NOT though and you should only do this if you can take it easy for the duration of the fast as you will want to relax often. Perhaps the most important part is to take serious care when coming out of a fast by just eating small amounts of healthy/water heavy foods the first few days. There's a ton of information on the web regarding fasting and I often found myself reading blogs or catching some of the vlogs of people who did it to help keep me going.
After it was over, (and don't get me wrong - I was GLAD to end it) I felt about 5 years younger. I didn't have the issues I was having before. I craved healthier foods and had a lot of energy that first week. I will be doing this again for certain as it was a positive experience for me. Don't think of it as a weight loss diet. You will lose weight, but it's mostly water weight due to our regular sodium intake.
Read up on it, and if you have some time, give it a shot! I'd suggest going for at least 5 days as that's when the ketosis has had a chance to do it's magic. The 1st and 2nd days were the hardest for me and many others.