The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally Paperback – Illustrated, April 3 2018
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- Item Weight : 431 g
- ISBN-10 : 9781771642651
- ISBN-13 : 978-1771642651
- Paperback : 288 pages
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 3.18 x 23.5 cm
- Publisher : Greystone Books; Illustrated edition (April 3 2018)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 1771642653
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,382 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
"The methods described by Fung should be taught to medical students and residents, and used in family medicine offices as part of a lifestyle approach to promoting health."
-Family Medicine Journal
"The Diabetes Code explores in detail the origins of type 2 diabetes. By understanding the underlying cause of the disease, Dr. Fung reveals how it can be prevented and also reversed using natural dietary methods instead of medications. Given the worldwide epidemic of type 2 diabetes in both adults and children, this is an important and timely book. Highly recommended."
-Mark Hyman, MD, Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, New York Times bestselling author of Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?
"[Jason Fung] has a gift for explaining complex science clearly and delivering it with the perfect, telling anecdote."
- Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise
"Dr. Jason Fung has done it again. In easy to follow, simple steps and rules, Dr. Fung gives you the tools to rid yourself of Diabetes forever. Get this book!"
- Steven R Gundry MD, author of The Plant Paradox
"In this terrific and hopeful book Dr. Fung teaches you everything you need to know about how to reverse type 2 diabetes. It could change the world."
- Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, author, Low Carb, High Fat Food Revolution
"With rich scientific support, Dr. Jason Fung has sounded a clarion call to re-evaluate how we view and treat diabetes. Considering that roughly half of all adults worldwide are diabetic or on their way (pre-diabetes), The Diabetes Code is essential reading."
- Dr. Benjamin Bikman, Professor of Physiology, Brigham Young University
"The Diabetes Code is unabashedly provocative yet practical ... a clear blueprint for everyone to take control of their blood sugar, their health, and their lives."
- Dr. Will Cole, leading functional medicine practitioner and senior clinical director at Cole Natural Health Centers
"Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with the right combination of diet and lifestyle-you can reclaim your health and vitality. Dr. Fung will teach you how."
-Amy Berger, author of The Alzheimer's Antidote
"The Diabetes Code should be on the bookshelf of every physician."
-Dr. Carrie Diulus, orthopaedic spine surgeon, Medical Director Crystal Clinic Spine Wellness Center
"The Diabetes Code clears the fog around Type 2 Diabetes and underscores that for most people, it is preventable or reversible"
-Dr. Karim Khan, editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine
About the Author
Nina Teicholz is an investigative journalist and author of the New York Times bestseller The Big Fat Surprise, which upended the conventional wisdom on saturated fat and was named Best Book of the Year by the Economist and the Wall Street Journal, among others. She has also contributed to many publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, New Yorker, and Economist.
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The odd thing is he spends the bulk of the book on the history of various studies and treatments that didn't work using a lot of medical jargon that's hard to follow. Example:
"More dietary glucose and fructose means more DNL which means more VLDL must be released. This mass export of triglyceride-rich VLDL particles is the major reason for high plasma triglyceride levels."
The book would be better if it started on page 163 "How to effectively treat type 2 diabetes".
Science and peer reviews do not match up with testimonials and real life examples of the weight loss and complete diabetes reversal that takes place in peoples lives.
Great book. Highly recommended because this book works. It is not a miracle cure, but it puts the responsibility on the eater and not on the doctor. The cure is self induced, and not relying on medication and quarterly doctor visits.
My story 335 lbs at my heaviest. Currently I weigh 238 lbs. My A1C test was 8.2, and is currently 5.0. My fasting glucose levels were in the 240 range, where today they are almost always under 90.
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= By having the correct foot checks, I will most likely keep my feet, as only the bit that had gone bad would need cutting off.
= That the eye checks will enable laser eye treatment to be done before I went blind.
= And that the dose of the drug could be increased if it did not work, and there were many more drugs that could be tried before I went on insulin.
However, I recalled seeing on the BBC “Doctor in the House” program that some people had been able to come off their drugs and get normal blood glucose levels. I, therefore, read the presenter’s (Dr Rangan Chatterjee) blog etc, this took me to a youtube video “Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines” Hence I discovered low carb diets……..
After reading many blogs (some written by Jason Fung on the dietdoctor web site), internet forums (Google “type 2 reversal”) research papers and some books, I learned enough to reverse my Type2 getting my blood glucose well into the normal level. But the learning took lots of time and efforts.
There is nothing in the book that I don’t now know, but it is explained much clearer than elsewhere, hence if I had this book when I was diagnosed, I could have learned everything I needed to reverse my diabetes in a few days of reading, rather than many weeks of self-directed learning.
Highly recommended for everyone with Type2 diabetes who has not (yet) returned to normal blood glucose levels without the need for drugs.
PS, using the methods in this book, I have got my hba1c down to 38 mmol/mol (5.6%) from 88 mmol/mol (10.2%) in under one year.
I was diagnosed 15 years ago and have had varying degrees of success and failure at controlling my blood glucose. I tried following the dietary advice given by my doctor even though i knew that carby food would increase my blood glucose. When I questioned this i was told not to keep testing my bg and to follow the dietary guidelines.
Of course i lost faith in the process, nothing made sense and it seemed there was nothing i could do to make significant changes. At each review if my weight was up which it frequently was, i was told to ‘eat less, move more’ . Dieting the traditional way (calorie counting) worked for a short while, whilst i could stick to it but it was never a sustainable option and the weight would go back on accompanied by corresponding increase my blood glucose results.
I have been put on a variety of drugs over the years, none of which have ever done a great deal to improve my diabetic condition. Some have been a total disaster. I was on Byetta for a year, yes i lost weight, it brought my fasting bg down to around 7 to 8 which i was told was great but i felt sick and ill every single day for a whole year. This was not progress. Gliclazide was a complete disaster causing me to gain around 20lbs in 2 or 3 months. Metformin meant i couldnt leave the house due to the constant diarrhoea and eventually that gave way to Glucophage which was on marginally better. 18 months ago my blood pressure was rising so ramipril was included in the mix along with the terrible Atorvastatin
Finally in January this year, on maximum dose Glucophage my hba1c was at 88 which equated to a bg level of between 13 and 15 , insulin was on the cards but a last ditch attempt was made with empagliflozin which didnt last long due to the continual thrush and bladder infections this drug caused.
I needed another solution, and by some fortune came across the name Dr Jason Fung. I looked him up on Amazon and found this incredible book The Diabetes Code. I always believed that type 2 diabetes was high blood glucose because all the drugs are aimed at reducing blood glucose. I was truly shocked to discover that high bg is not the disease, its just a symptom of the disease. Doctors are not treating the disease they are just treating a symptom.
No wonder i was making no progress with it. Dr Fung gave an analogy of walking into a coffee table and bruising your leg. Doctors treat the bruise, pharmaceutical cos look at ways of making a drug to treat the bruise. The answer isnt to treat the bruise, the answer is to move the coffee table.
Dont treat blood glucose, treat the cause. Diabetes type 2 is a dietary disease, too much carbs and sugar cause diabetes t2. It does not need a drug, it needs a change in diet.
Dr Fung is a great proponent of fasting, this sounded like something i could not do and in fact it took a while to get there but it wasn’t difficult. I quickly and easily dropped into 16:8 then into eating once a day. Once i got there it was an easy step to doing a 48 hour fast which i now do once a week. Fasting is the most powerful way to bring diabetes t2 under control, and will rid your body of excess glucose like no drug can. It also rids your body of excess dead cells cleansing it naturally.
As i said in January the meds were not working and insulin was on the horizon. Within 8 days of a ketogenic diet my blood glucose was down from 13 to 6. Within 6 weeks i stopped all my meds. I had my hba1c done early august just 2 months into this way of eating and my hba1c was at 44 which is in the non diabetic range. And ive lost 46lbs. And i never get hungry even though i eat only once per day.
I have so much energy now, i feel great, my skin looks great, i feel healthy. Thank you Dr Fung
For Health Care Professionals this book will open their minds (if they have open minds) as to what they maybe have been mis-taught in the past and how to rectify this to help their patients get better.
For Pharma companies.. be afraid... be very afraid....
Dr Fung has a great way of explaining science to make it understandable by all. There isn't any complicated jargon or long words to confuse the issue. Things are explained using worthwhile analogies that can help with comprehension.
I'm a bit biased because I credit this guy with transforming my life and health as well as helping me to recover from the Type 2 diagnosis I received 2 1/2 years ago. He literally saved my life.
Buy this book!
The first few pages are a beautiful summary of the problem and what to do about it. You could stop there if you just want enough information, but Fung writes too well for that. If you have a doctor or nurse who seems like they actually want to help people, and not just repeat advice that has always failed, recommend this book to them.
Type 2 diabetes is reversible with simple measures.