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(Scientific American)   Intensive exercise may cure Type 2 diabetes. That's it, no more excuses, get your fat ass off the couch   (blogs.scientificamerican.com) divider line 6
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2012-12-19 06:04:29 PM
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WhippingBoy: Why the fark hasn't anyone mentioned this before????


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2012-12-19 05:39:31 PM
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When I exercise, my blood sugar normalizes. I also fit better in my pants and have toner body parts.

That's all I need to worry about. Weight? Who cares. Looks? Who cares. Am I eating right and exercising regularly? Yup? Then who cares.

Diets cause stress and stress causes weight loss. Enjoy your life and be happy with who you are.
2012-12-19 12:37:29 PM
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WinoRhino: While you improve your overall health by being active and fit, you seriously never know.


Threads about diet seem to invariably devolve into first-world problems vs. longevity.  Wish that didn't have to happen.
 
FWIW, I don't watch what I eat out of some misguided goal to live 'til I'm 90.  I like having a high energy level.  I like being able to dance with my girl.  I like having a natural spring in my step.  Once time I missed a bus; the next one was going to arrive in an hour.  I just shrugged and walked the three miles home.  I like having that option.  Being in shape is not some pitiful reward of vanity if you torture yourself.  It's the other way around.  From my perspective, eating crap and indulging in bad habits (as yummy as donuts are) doesn't make up for the horrible consequences.  I like donuts, just not enough to pay with my mobility.  I had to work with a bunch of obese salesmen at my last job; their only form of catharsis was drinking.  They had all sorts of health problems and couldn't travel half a mile for lunch without needing to take a car.  They were miserable.  And worst of all, I've lost a few friends to obesity.  These were otherwise nice and productive people that just couldn't kick their bad habits.
 
Don't tell me this is a willing choice; as if anyone enjoys being immobile, uncomfortable and bitter.  I know you can't change people but it's frustrating to watch people eat themselves to an early grave and sometimes shame is the only means of getting them some clarity.
2012-12-19 11:33:30 AM
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Hi Type 2 here. No, you can not cure diabetes, but you can control it. Since my Dx, I have changed both my eating and exercise. My bloodwork today shows no signs of diabetes, but if I were to eat a Big Mac, fries and have a Coke my glucose numbers would soar.

/running 10Ks
//no carby goodness for me
/// lost 50 lbs
////Slashies!!
2012-12-19 11:22:05 AM
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Mr. Eugenides: Did you read TFA? As was pointed out in the post you responded to, only about 9% saw any result and most of that was temporary. Once you've got Type II diabetes you've probably screwed up your pancreas beyond repair.


Yes, yes, and no. The "study" was fatally flawed from the outset. Half the participants got told three times a year to eat less and exercise more...and essentially none got any benefit from it. Duh...they were already obese, inactive and type II.

The other half got more frequent contact, but advised to starve themselves on a high-carb, low-fat diet that is practically impossible to stay on. Hence, almost none got any benefit from it. Duh...they were already obese, inactive and type II.

High-carb diets stimulate insulin production which leads to the double whammy of fat storage/insulin insensitivity AND appetite stimulation, leading to more eating which leads to more fat storage, and so forth. Lowering ones total carb on this diet doesn't lead to curing type II. It leads to people cheating and gaining MORE weight and aggravating their diabetes.

In contrast, as more and more people are recognizing, the real key to effective weight loss and defeating type II is to go on a high-fat, low-carb diet. Dietary fat turns off your hunger response, lowers blood sugar and prompts your body to burn stored fats, leading to weight loss. Over time, it also allows your cells to regain normal insulin sensitivity resulting in the diabetes disappearing.

Here are three books that fill in all the gaps:
New Atkins for a New You
Wheat Belly
Why We Get Fat and What to do About It
2012-12-19 10:45:08 AM
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No shiat. Diet, exercise, mental health all seem to reduce symptoms. It's called leading a healthy lifestyle.

YMMV.
 
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