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Thin Diabetes, Fat Diabetes: Prevent Type 1 and Cure Type 2

Thomas, Laurie Endicott

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ISBN 10: 0996881808 / ISBN 13: 9780996881807
Editorial: Kermit Press
Nuevos Condición: New Encuadernación de tapa blanda
Librería: Russell Books (Victoria, BC, Canada)

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Título: Thin Diabetes, Fat Diabetes: Prevent Type 1 ...

Editorial: Kermit Press

Encuadernación: PAPERBACK

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In this fascinating book, Laurie Endicott Thomas provides clear and often surprising answers to some important questions:

  • What is diabetes mellitus?
  • Why do people get diabetes?
  • What are the symptoms of diabetes?
  • Can diabetes be prevented?
  • Can diabetes be cured?
There are two main types of diabetes mellitus. French people use the term thin diabetes (diabète maigre) to refer to type 1 diabetes: the severe, incurable form of diabetes mellitus that tends to strike children. If you have type 1 diabetes, it means that your pancreas cannot make enough insulin to keep you alive. French people use the term fat diabetes (diabète gras) to refer to type 2 diabetes: the milder, reversible form of diabetes mellitus that occurs in overweight people. If you have type 2 diabetes, it means that you are a naturally thin person. Your body is resisting the effects of insulin to keep you from gaining more weight.If left untreated, either type of diabetes mellitus causes high blood sugar. High blood sugar causes the signs of diabetes:
  • Too much urine
  • Severe thirst
  • Sugar in the urine
  • Weight loss
Surprisingly, people with any type of diabetes need to eat a diet that is high in carbohydrate (starch and sugars) and low in fat. Scientists have known since the 1930s that the more carbohydrate you eat, the more sensitive your body becomes to the effects of insulin. In contrast, fat makes the body less sensitive to the effects of insulin. By making the body sensitive to insulin, a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet reverses type 2 diabetes and improves blood sugar control in people with type 1 diabetes. A low-fat, vegan (purely plant-based) diet is a time-tested approach for managing any type of diabetes. That kind of diet reverses type 2 diabetes and helps to improve the health of people with type 1 diabetes. It may even prevent most cases of type 1 diabetes. If an entire family adopts this diet for the benefit of a diabetic family member, everyone will benefit! This book explains how to use food to fight diabetes. It even includes meal planning tips and quick and easy recipes.

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French-speaking people have no trouble remembering which type of diabetes is which. They use the term diabète maigre (thin diabetes) to refer to the severe form of diabetes that tends to strike young, slender children. They use the term diabète gras (fat diabetes) to refer to the milder, curable form of diabetes that occurs in overweight people.
Fat diabetes can be cured by switching to a low-fat, high-fiber, high-carbohydrate, purely plant-based (vegan) diet. The same diet that cures fat diabetes can help to prevent thin diabetes and help prevent the complications of the disease. It can also help everyone in the family stay slim and healthy.

Laurie Thomas has written a very practical, readable book. Her science and logic are impeccable. Diabetics and those wishing to avoid diabetes or to help others with diabetes will find all the information necessary to deal with this disease by using proper nutrition.--John Forrest, MD, Professor Emeritus, University of California San Diego School of Medicine.

Laurie Thomas is one of the few authors who gets it: The human diet is based on starchy vegetables and grains.
--John McDougall, MD, Founder, The McDougall Program

Laurie Thomas clearly explains how diabetes is a dietary disease. By following her recommendations, most people with type 2 will recover from their diabetes and those with type 1 will avoid the debilitating side effects of the disease. This book is a must-read, for we all know someone who is affected by diabetes.
--Deborah Pate, DC, DACBR

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