November 14th is World Diabetes Day

Today is World Diabetes Day!

Are you at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM) is still today unfortunately described as a Chronic progressive disease and this is how it is presented to people who are newly diagnosed meaning they are told now they have a disease chronic-forever and progressive -it will only get worse and they are told they will be on the tablets for ever and all they can do is to learn to manage the disease.
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Type 2 Diabetes is chronic and progressive only if the person stays the way they are e.g. carry on visceral excess weight but if they lose the visceral fat their whole physiology changes and especially in the first 5 years of the diagnosis you can say that in most cases they are able to reverse it.
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We need to raise awareness that type 2 diabetes is a serious condition caused by bad lifestyle. It is criminal and sad to see so many people in Ireland struggling with type 2 diabetes. After years working with type 2 diabetic patients I can assure you that it is caused by excess weight! If you eat a lot of unhealthy high carbohydrate food and gain excess visceral fat it is only a matter time before you get type 2 diabetes depending on your personal fat threshold.
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I have been helping people with type 2 diabetes to improve their glucose control and in many cases to reverse their type 2 diabetes with the help of VLCKD. This diet approach due to its limited carbohydrate intake allows me to reduce and in many cases totally stop patient’s diabetic medications at the start of the diet while improving glucose control.
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6.5% of Irish population suffer from type 2 diabetes. It is estimated that 800,000 Irish people are at risk of becoming type 2 diabetics in the coming years. The cost of treating this disease is over 150 million a year which is approximately 10% of the health budget.
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A good way to estimate your visceral fat is to take a measurement of your waistline in cms, it should not be more than half your height. For example if I am 160 cm tall, my waist line should be 80cm. Every cm over represents 1kg/2.2 lbs
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Pick up a copy of my book ‘Reverse Your Diabetes’ available now in bookshops and online.

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