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jonathanrdt t1_j2suyyc wrote

Which stands to reason. If your body has difficulty making enough insulin to process carbs, lowering your carb intake sounds like a good idea.


Drakolyik t1_j2svz5d wrote

The reason you get insulin resistance in the first place is because of

  1. Too many calories in diet (excessive weight gain)
  2. High carb intake (particularly if you eat multiple meals spread through the day or snack all the time, which causes a cascade of metabolic problems due to constant insulin spikes)

So it stands to reason that lowering carbs and losing weight will reverse the damage in most cases, kind of like how quitting smoking also reverses a whole lot of damage. Obviously, some damage will remain, but it's better than the alternative, which almost always ends in an earlier death and lower quality of life.


Still-WFPB t1_j2we8m0 wrote

If your interested, read up on the 2012 banting memorial lecture by Roy Taylor, and further reading on the Twin Cycle Hypothesis.

Type-2 diabetes is about adiposity, insulin resistance is a symptom, which carbohydrate reduction (elimination) some would say is not well treated by a low-carb strategy as it merely avoids learning the adaptation and drives further sensitivity to carbohydrates.