Will dig some stuff up.
here's a little tidbit
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Westman EC, Yancy WS Jr, Mavropoulos JC, Marquart M, McDuffie JR. The effect of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet versus a low-glycemic index diet on glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Nutr Metab 2008; DOI:10.1186/1743-7075-5-36. Available at: http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/5/1/36.
Last edited by PureFunctionalFitness; 12-15-2012 at 11:42 AM.
That's the rub, though. He said his "symptoms" were controlled unless he ate carbohydrates. What do you want to bet the symptom was hyperglycemia, and it was "controlled" because he wasn't eating any glucose? And it's hard to say how extensively beta cells are damaged in any one person. The diabetics in the study I linked had insulin sensitivity restored.
All this study was measuring was glycemic control, not insulin resistance. A low carbohydrate diet is always going to win in that regard because, as I said, if you don't eat any glucose, there's none to hang around in your blood to glycate proteins, leading to a lower A1C. If both groups had to take an OGTT at the end of the study, you would find them both very much insulin resistant.Originally Posted by Science
Ketogenic diets are good at masking the symptoms of diabetes, but it doesn't cure it.
I have to start my day now. Hope this doesn't turn into a shit storm while I'm gone.
Last edited by Timthetaco; 12-15-2012 at 02:15 PM.
You know, I always forget about bariatric surgery--it cures T2D, right away, nothing to do with weightloss or macros, just cures it by severing the vagus or something--shows there is more going on than we think.The key point, Westman continues, is that diabetes is "fixable." That notion has already been demonstrated in the bariatric-surgery literature, he points out. "This is a noninvasive approach, it's not quite as fast, not as drastic, and not as risky as surgery, but it still really reconfirms that with diet and weight change, diabetes is reversible."
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