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How you can defeat Type-2 diabetes

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Can Type-2 Diabetes be reversed? Yes, according to an article by Mike Geary, who claims to be a Certified Nutrition Specialist.

Geary attributes the reversal of Type-2 Diabetes to what he calls“Personal Fat Threshold?”.  He says that the “Personal Fat Threshold” was discovered at Newcastle University in the UK.

Some early study by Roy Taylor, BSc, MB ChB, MD, FRCP, FRCPE, professor of medicine and metabolism and director at the Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom shows that everyone has a personal fat threshold above which they might develop the disease. “It follows that everyone developing type 2 diabetes must lose substantial weight—even if BMI is normal,” he said.

According to Taylor, Type 2 diabetes only develops when the body has accumulated more fat than it can cope with. In other words, Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is frequently regarded as a disease of obesity.

Weight loss, Taylor’s story reveals, has a specific benefit for individuals with diabetes mellitus not seen in patients without the condition.

“It is helpful to explain to people with type 2 diabetes that it is due to excess fat accumulates in the pancreas. At present, the only way to remove this is by substantial weight loss, after which the subcutaneous fat depot can accommodate the fat stores in a safe manner,” Taylor is quoted in a Medical Economics article of 2016.

The incidence of diabetes, especially type 2, is rapidly growing in the world. In 1985, an estimated 30 million people suffered from this chronic disease, which, by the end of 2006, had increased to 230 million, representing 6% of the world population. Of this number, 80% is found in the developing world. It is estimated that, during the next 35 years, diabetic world-wise prevalence will reach 25%.

Africa was considered safe from many of the diseases that are called “diseases of affluence,” which plague the Western world. Similarly, there was a time when Africa was thought to be a continent, relatively free of diabetes mellitus illnesses.

Today, however, diabetes is very uncommon in Africa, a situation that seemed to have remained virtually static until the 1990s and more recently. From 1959 to the mid-1980s, medical statistics showed that the prevalence rate of diabetes in Africa was equal to or less than 1.4%, with the exception of South Africa, where the rate was estimated to be as high as 3.6% in 2001.

But, by 1994, the continent-wise prevalence of diabetes mellitus stood at 3 million and was then predicted to double or triple by the year 2010. Approximately, 7.1 million Africans were said to be suffering from diabetes at the end of 2000, a figure that was expected to rise to 18.6 million by 2030.

As more data were made available worldwide, scientists found that the adult population of Indian descent, Africans on the continent, and their descendants in the Diaspora, and whites living in Africa, especially in South Africa and Tanzania, had the highest diabetes prevalence, respectively.

 

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