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The Diabetes Code

Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally

By Jason Fung
15-minute read
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The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally by Jason Fung

The Diabetes Code (2018) addresses one of the western world’s most alarming health epidemics: the rise of type 2 diabetes – a disorder closely related to poor diet and obesity. But as Jason Fung shows, it can be reversed. The important thing is to figure out what works and what doesn’t. Drawing on his professional experience as well as the latest scientific data, Fung makes a powerful case for a dietary strategy to prevent and reverse type 2 diabetes that you can start implementing today.

  • Type 2 diabetes patients
  • Anyone battling obesity
  • Nutritional therapists and doctors

Jason Fung is a doctor and leading medical expert. He specializes in type 2 diabetes, nutrition and obesity and is a well-known advocate of fasting as a cure for the disorder. Fung has written numerous articles on health issues for newspapers and magazines including the Atlantic and the Daily Mail. A regular guest on Fox News, he’s also the author of the bestselling book The Obesity Code (2016).

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The Diabetes Code

Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally

By Jason Fung
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The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally by Jason Fung
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The Diabetes Code (2018) addresses one of the western world’s most alarming health epidemics: the rise of type 2 diabetes – a disorder closely related to poor diet and obesity. But as Jason Fung shows, it can be reversed. The important thing is to figure out what works and what doesn’t. Drawing on his professional experience as well as the latest scientific data, Fung makes a powerful case for a dietary strategy to prevent and reverse type 2 diabetes that you can start implementing today.

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Diabetes is related to high blood sugar, but different forms of the disorder have differing roots.

Diabetes – and type 2 diabetes in particular – is on the rise. The figures make for a worrying read: one hospital in New York recently reported that it was treating ten times as many diabetes patients in 2000 than it had been in 1990 and that the majority of new cases were type 2.

Diabetes is a disorder related to high blood sugar and consists of four basic types. These include types 1 and 2, as well as gestational diabetes caused by high blood sugar levels during pregnancy. Other types of the disorder are related to genetic problems and a dysfunctional pancreas.

Its symptoms include thirst and needing to urinate frequently. Both reflect the fact that the kidney isn’t processing blood sugar or, to give it its proper name, glucose, in the patient’s body. The body responds by trying to eliminate excess glucose through frequent urination.

Let’s take a look at the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

The former is an autoimmune disease. That means that the body’s immune system is attacking insulin-producing cells. Insulin is the hormone responsible for regulating blood sugar levels.

When the body stops creating enough insulin, blood sugar levels spike. That’s why type 1 diabetes patients need insulin shots to live safely.

Type 2 diabetes is different. It’s typically the result of a poor, sugar-rich diet. The body responds by producing large amounts of insulin in an attempt to regulate all the ingested sugar.

Eventually, the body’s cells become insulin-resistant. That means they no longer react to insulin because there’s just too much of it the body.

As a result, Insulin shots aren’t particularly well suited to treating type 2 diabetes. The problem, after all, isn’t a lack of insulin – as it is with type 1 diabetes – but too much insulin.

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