2013. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in March of 2008. By July of 2008, I learned about all the food I was putting into my body. It turns out, all the previous work I had done to exercise, stay trim and fit did not help one bit. I was really keeping my waist line, good LDL, bad LDL, cholesterol, lipids and all that other medical jargon in great shape while I was unknowingly abusing my pancreas. I had no idea about Type 2 diabetes and even less idea about the carbohydrates (carbs) I was eating every day. Of course, when you get diagnosed with a disease it does get your attention.
Long story short, I changed my priority from my waist line to my failing pancreas. That is the cause of Type 2 diabetes an ailing, failing pancreas. The waist line is easy, as you can see it every time you pass a mirror, get dress or review those family photos. Your pancreas you can't see. “Out of sight, out of mind.” Once I understood how I was abusing my own pancreas I had to make a change. I kept track of the food I was eating and put into a chart. Then I organized the chart by glycemic index values, to the ounce. I then reduced the chart to something easy to reference; so small and easy, it's now on my cell phone.
My 'Pancreas Friendly" chart helps keep my A1c (diabetic blood test) at about 6.0%. So, if you are bragging about being pre-diabetic, people actually do, or have already progressed to being a Type 2, you need to abandon your diet priorities and focus on your pancreas priorities.
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2013. Bariatric surgery, a $5,000+ solution. No thanks. I stumble across web searches promoting bariatric surgery as a way to resolve Type 2 diabetes. No thank you. I resolved my type 2 diabetes with a simple food chart. A “pancreas friendly” food chart. It’s a $20 solution and it will last a life time. Of course a medical professional, billing at $2,000 per hour, can cure all forms of "athletes foot" by amputation at the ankle.
Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, includes a variety of procedures performed on people who are obese. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with an implanted medical device (gastric banding) or through removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) or by resecting and re-routing the small intestines to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass surgery).
All the above will immediately reduce the size of the patients stomach. The smaller the stomach the fewer carbohydrates the patient can consume, per meal. Fewer carbs means a lesser load on and already overworked pancreas. The pancreas starts to recover because it can now handle the fewer carbs, therefore type 2 diabetes resolved. How about just selecting low load carbs, in the first place.