Metformin

Medicine is a pragmatic discipline. This means that sometimes a treatment can evolve from experience, well before it is understood scientifically. This is true for the drug metformin, for the treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2D). It is the most widely-prescribed oral medication for T2D, it is often the first-line treatment, and it is increasingly

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Death by glucose – understanding (and reversing) type 2 diabetes

Regular readers will know that glucose from starchy carbohydrates or sugars can be dangerous and damaging for us. Glucose does this damage by a combination of inflammation, glycation, fat accumulation and insulin resistance. This can either result in, or contribute to, non-communicable diseases that are rife in western societies and that are increasing in prevalence across

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Diabetes – update

I recently uploaded a post on how to reverse type 2 diabetes (T2D) (here). It’s a dietary solution (ketogenic diet) to a dietary problem. Some call it a cure because medication can usually be stopped. If you think of diabetes as ‘glucose intolerance’, then the answer is don’t eat glucose. That’s it. Glucose and starchy

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Diabetes and Diet

People who are gluten intolerant solve the problem in a straightforward way – by not eating gluten. Likewise for lactose intolerance or any other intolerance or allergy, with one remarkable exception – glucose intolerance. Health professionals still recommend that people who are glucose intolerant continue to eat glucose (carbohydrates), and then prescribe medicines or lifestyle changes to

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