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#116 Her blood sugar levels were now normal all of the time.
QUOTE One of my favorite stories is a very recent one. A young gal, but who had an almost 20-year history of type 2 diabetes, came in when a physician from another clinic told her she was just sick, and she’d probably get used to it. Her diabetes was way out of control. This despite the fact that she was on multiple medications, including almost 300 units of insulin, that was being injected into her continuously every day via a pump. All of this, remember, blood sugar still out of control. So we put her on a low-carb diet, and now let’s fast-forward four months. She lost weight, yes, but, better than that, sick no more. Her blood sugar levels were now normal all of the time. This on, get this, no diabetes medication. Gone was the 300 units of insulin, no more insulin pump, no more pricking her finger multiple times each day, gone, all of it, no more diabetes. One of the greatest joys of my job is to be able to tell a patient like this that they no longer have diabetes, and we ceremoniously take it off their problem list together.
So, are they cured, is this a miracle? We’ll leave that grandstanding to Doctor Oz. Cured would imply that it can’t come back. And if they start eating excessive carbs again, it will. So no not cured, but they don’t have diabetes any longer. It’s resolved, and it can stay that way as long as we keep away the cause. 
QUESTIONS for thinking it through:
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 from the transcript of Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines, presentation by Dr Sarah Hallberg at TEDxPurdueU, (2,919,883 views) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da1vvigy5tQ. (Access the transcript by clicking on “…” to the right of the title.) Dr. Sarah Hallberg is the Medical Director of the Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program at IU Health Arnett, a program she created. She is board certified in both obesity medicine and internal medicine and has a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. Her program has consistently exceeded national benchmarks for weight loss, and has been highly successful in reversing diabetes and other metabolic diseases. Dr. Hallberg has a B.S., Kinesiology & Exercise Science, Illinois State University, 1994, M.S., Kinesiology & Exercise Science, Illinois State University, 1996 and M.D., Des Moines University, 2002. She is also the medical director of Virta Health, founded in 2014 with the goal of reversing diabetes in 100 million people by 2025 (https://www.virtahealth.com/about).
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