There is no known cure for diabetes. If there were then a
"former" diabetic could return to eating candy and other sweets
without any spike in their blood sugar levels. Also the links that you
have provided regarding paleo diet "cures" post no a1c tests.
The a1c test is a measure of the amount of glucose that your cells have absorbed
over the preceding three months and anything under 6.0 is
"normal." Mine has been there many times yet I'm still
diabetic. (I have never taken medical supplements to control my diabetes,
I do it with diet alone.) If the folks on your links have an
aversion to medical care there are many places on-line where you can purchase
the a1c test kits.
Added to that, the guy who had a blood sugar reading of 62 is just the
opposite of cured by the paelo diet - he is killing himself.
You don't understand Type II diabetes. People with a completely normal
pancreas can still have Type II diabetes - it's not all about the
pancreas. The body cells of some people have become resistant to insulin
and they are Type II with a normal pancreas.
Unlike people with type 1 diabetes, people with type 2 diabetes produce
insulin; however, either their pancreas does not produce enough insulin or
the body cannot use the insulin adequately. This is called insulin resistance.
When there isn't enough insulin or the insulin is not used as it should be,
glucose (sugar) can't get into the body's cells. When glucose builds up in the
blood instead of going into cells, the body's cells are not able to function
properly. Other problems associated with the buildup of glucose in the blood
The very best information on how to control diabetes - Type I or Type II is
in the book "Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution: The
Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars." Bernstein is a Type
I now in his 70s and is the father of home blood glucose testing. It was
his work with home testing that has led to the home testing devices that we now
have. When the medical community wouldn't accept his own personal research
regarding the foods that cause diabetes, he at the age of about 45 went to med
school and became a doctor and then pressed the medical community to finally
accept his findings - though many doctors still push the American Diabetic
Association diet which will kill you. Bernstein's diet is 3 carbohydrates
per meal with no limit on fat, plus a lot of exercise. It is difficult to
follow and I have fallen off several times - particularly during the holidays,
but I always manage to get back with the program and gain control. His
diet is very similar to what my medical clinic recommends (15 grams of carbos
per meal) so he isn't alone in what he is teaching.
Finally, each individual is completely
different. I love steel cut oats but eating a small bowl for breakfast
without milk or any other additives raises my blood sugar level to 185 after two
hours. Another person I know can eat the same thing with an after meal
reading of 85. The clue to any individual's control of their
diabetes is test, test, test, and more testing until you understand what you can
and cannot eat because you are unique. High protein is the only way to go
if you wish to control the disease and "complex" carbohydrates still
turn to sugar in your stomach.