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What Causes Type 2 Diabetes?
Insulin is a hormone made by your pancreas that acts like a key to let blood sugar into your body’s cells for energy use.
If you have type 2 diabetes, cells don’t usually respond to insulin; this is called insulin resistance.
Your pancreas makes more insulin to try to get cells to respond.
When you eat far fewer carbs, your body begins to burn fat for fuel. This can put your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. In this state, your liver turns fat into small energy molecules called ketones, which your brain and other organs can use for energy. Eating a keto lifestyle often lowers insulin levels, which can help you access your body fat stores for energy.
The goal of the ketosis state is to have the body use fat for energy instead of carbohydrates or glucose. In the keto state, you get most of your energy from fat, with very little of the energy coming from carbohydrates.
The ketosis state doesn’t mean you should load up on saturated fats, though. Heart-healthy fats are the key to sustaining overall health. Some healthy foods that are commonly eaten include:
• 8 ounces of crab meat
• 1/4 cup mayonnaise
• one large egg, lightly beaten
• 1 Tbs lemon juice
• one stalk green onion, chopped
• 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
• 1 tsp old bay seasoning
• 1/2 tsp onion powder
• 1/2 tsp garlic powder
• 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
• 1/2 cup ground pork rinds
• 2 Tbs unsalted butter
Place crab meat into a medium-sized mixing bowl.
➢ Stir in remaining ingredients (except oil & butter) and mix well to blend.
➢ Take 1 /4 cup of the crab mixture and shape it into a patty. Repeat with the remaining crab mixture.
➢ Pour oil into a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add butter. Working in
batches as needed, fry crab cakes for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until golden brown. If
needed, add more oil and butter between batches.
➢ Transfer fried crab cakes to a paper towel-lined plate to drain before serving hot.
Type 2 diabetes used to be known as adult-onset diabetes, but both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can begin during childhood and adulthood. Type 2 is more common in older adults, but the increase in the number of children with obesity has led to more cases of type 2 diabetes in younger people.
There’s no cure for type 2 diabetes, but losing weight, eating well and exercising can help you manage the disease. If diet and exercise aren’t enough to manage your blood sugar, you may also need diabetes medications or insulin therapy.
A “breakthrough” treatment plan for type-2 diabetes has the British National Health Service (NHS) bustling as they position themselves to adopt a new standard of treatment.
The course of treatment consists of a liquid diet of 800 calories to be taken as a soup or shake daily for a set amount of months depending on the time since the patient developed type-2 diabetes.
The breakthrough research arose out of Newcastle University which seems to have stuck a pin in many of our assumptions about type-2 diabetes—as well as proven almost beyond a shadow of a doubt that type-2 diabetes is actually reversible, especially in newer patients.
The treatment is basically a prescription for a reduction in calorie intake—a potential intervention that has shown incredible results for many different conditions.