Having cut the carbs, I’ve seen patients reverse their type-2 diabetes within three months. There’s no medication that does that.‒ Dr Neville Wellington, general practitioner, Cape Town, South Africa
Type-2 diabetes is a multi-organ, multi-system disease that affects every major organ in the body. It is formally diagnosed when there is a fasting blood glucose above 7mmol/litre, or a HbA1C of greater than 6.5mmol/litre.
Once diagnosed, the condition is associated with a significant increase in the risk of having problems relating to the large blood vessels, which can lead to heart disease, a stroke and peripheral vascular disease.
Type-2 diabetes also significantly increases the risk of microvascular complications (disease of the smaller blood vessels), which affect the kidneys (nephropathy), the nerves (neuropathy) and the eyes (retinopathy).
And it doesn’t stop there: quality of life tends to be significantly worse.
Type-2 diabetes is certainly a condition to avoid if you can, but it’s not all doom and gloom. There’s a substantial body of scientific evidence that reveals that the condition can be reversed or, at the very least, that sufferers will be able to come off medication if they make changes to their diet.