Wider medical community and mainstream media is starting to notice that a low-carb lifestyle is a practical, evidence-based option for the treatment and reversal of type 2 diabetes.
Patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) who spent a year restraining carbohydrates—while their biomarkers were closely watched to keep them in a metabolic state to burn fat—showed sharp drops in glycated hemoglobin (A1C), weight, and medication use, according to results published in a medical and diabetes therapy.
Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body has developed insulin resistance. This is when the body struggles to respond to the effects of insulin. Research has identified that people with high levels of insulin circulating in the blood are at a much greater risk of developing insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. If you want to decrease insulin resistance, you need to reduce your insulin levels.
Whilst remission isn’t guaranteed, it is certainly possible for some people and the beauty of low-carb is how simple it is. Many people can get their sugar levels in a healthy range, with no need for medication, simply by cutting out starchy foods, such as bread, rice, potatoes, pasta and cereal, and avoiding sugary foods such as sweet drinks, biscuits, most fruits, fruit juices and processed foods.
Research indicates that people with type 2 diabetes have very good prospects for achieving diabetes remission if they take on effective lifestyle changes and cut down carb in their regular diet.