How Not to Die from Diabetes December 6, 2019 98 By Bertrand Dibbert CategoryArticles BlogTagsamputations animal products animal protein best diet for diabetes blindness cancer cholesterol diabetes dr gregor dr. greger dr. michael greger Dr. Michael Gregor how not to die how not to die from diabetes kidney failure lifestyle medicine michael greger mortality nutrition facts NutritionFacts.org plant-based diets processed foods smoking Tobacco vegans vegetarians weight loss 98 Comments Han Boetes says: October 7, 2016 at 11:58 am You can lead the horse to water… Reply Marcin Kaczmarek says: October 7, 2016 at 12:04 pm Actually the hardest part about being vegan is seeing loved ones suffer from preventable lifestyle-related health diseases like this. Reply Pam Spicer says: October 7, 2016 at 12:05 pm Are there any studies on T1 diabetics? Reply AFOL MAN says: October 7, 2016 at 12:14 pm Thanks for sharing!🌱 Reply Nerds and Nutrition says: October 7, 2016 at 12:21 pm Both of my parents suffer from type 2 diabetes, and it is so incredibly frustrating and heartbreaking to watch them struggle with a preventable condition. Sometimes we can only lead by example… Reply stringbender57 says: October 7, 2016 at 12:32 pm These studies are astoundingly true! I myself dropped from an ha1c of 9.9 to a 7.9 in just 60 days on the plant based starch based diet. My cholesterol dropped from 238 to 173. I also lost 32 pounds! I ended up losing a total of 50 pounds and never went hungry! This is for real people. Reply Spartan Elf says: October 7, 2016 at 12:44 pm Amazing. You never dissapoint Dr Greger! Reply Burt Toone says: October 7, 2016 at 12:53 pm Thanks, what is your opinion of ketogenic diet related toDiabetes? Love Reply Chacha5678 says: October 7, 2016 at 1:06 pm I'm sad because I spread SO MUCH information to my mom on a weekly basis about the health benefits of a whole foods vegan diet, and yet just the other day, she cooked a giant cured turkey she ordered for $50-100 Reply Poo Paa says: October 7, 2016 at 1:09 pm Hi and thanks for what you do Dr , I have question .?! My mother went days on whithout any food and she had to take 32 – 34 units because she had like 20 + Morning evening. MY QUESTION IS ; HOW STRESS INFLUENCE diabetes ??? Reply Kirk H says: October 7, 2016 at 1:14 pm New video looks great.My father has nickle poisoning from his stint and has mild reactions to about 80% of all plants. He says it could be from the mineral content of the plants. He normally eats mostly meat. Pound for pound do you think plants have more heavy metals or minerals then meat? Reply Sree Ss says: October 7, 2016 at 1:31 pm You are simply amazing Dr.Greger, objective no-nonsense and hilarious!! Reply MarionJ_Vegan says: October 7, 2016 at 1:51 pm Dr. Greger, thanks for all that you do 💞 Reply OSUHARDING1 - A TECHNIC EXPERIENCE says: October 7, 2016 at 2:04 pm Dr, do you only eat a plant based diet? Practice what you preach? Reply Richard says: October 7, 2016 at 2:18 pm I was at a chocolate festival today (fk vegans, I got camel milk chocolate) Reply K G says: October 7, 2016 at 2:22 pm Bullshit Reply Eat Food Not Animals says: October 7, 2016 at 2:28 pm Most "diseases" should be reclassified as carnist diseases, it would be more reflective of the truth. Diabetes = Carnibetes Reply ArifuzeToLose says: October 7, 2016 at 2:36 pm Can you do a video on water? pH, minerals, salts…I still have no idea if it's a problem drinking acidic water or beneficial to drink basic water. Reply houston34 says: October 7, 2016 at 2:42 pm my father has type 2 diabetes, but he was never really a "fat guy", something like 170 for 5'10 height, but now he is lean like a teenager, he's like only 130, diabetes turned his body into this ketosis mode, he still eats like a normal person, and taking his diabetes drug after each meal i think. doctor suggested him to just switch to insulin altogether, but he is quite resist on that injection method. it's so sad to watch him lost some much weight, he's eating a healthy diet, lean meat and eggs, almost no animal fat, lots of veges, normal carbohydrates, limited fruits, no alcohol, no cigarettes. his blood sugar condition is not getting any better (or worse). Reply Dolly Woofwoofer says: October 7, 2016 at 3:07 pm lul i ate a burger the other day for the first time in forever and i felt like i was going to die of a heart attack. how the fuck you meat eaters eat that shit on the daily??????? Reply Flash Man says: October 7, 2016 at 4:10 pm Dr. Greger is my hero.😊😊😊 Reply DailyLGS says: October 7, 2016 at 4:19 pm These new videos are on point! Perfect format to send to a friend (or parent :p) Reply Natalie C says: October 7, 2016 at 4:23 pm WHY IS THERE NEVER INFORMATION ON TYPE 1 DIABETES?! I can never find any and have messaged you and other professionals for help and have yet to receive a single reply! PLEASE DO TYPE 1 DIABETES Reply Katherine Fein says: October 7, 2016 at 4:40 pm I learn so much form you. Thank you so much!!!!!!! Reply Old Earthling Carl says: October 7, 2016 at 4:49 pm These latest "How not to die from" videos covering major health conditions are pure gold, brilliant resources for those needing the info quickly and to the point 😉 Reply TestingU 4Research says: October 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm The study states that results was from "eliminating meat, eggs, dairy, and junk" — how do we know it wasn't just the elimination of "junk" that was than main factor?How do we know that a whole foods diet of primarily fresh whole raw fruits, vegetables, whole unprocessed grains, legumes, raw nuts, with a 2-3 servings per week of lean organic locally raised animal products would not get the same result? Reply Shaahin says: October 7, 2016 at 5:23 pm I wish I could subscribe Dr.Greger channel twice. Once is not enough for showing my appreciation and enthusiasm. A "fortified" subscribe needed Reply andrea a says: October 7, 2016 at 5:31 pm That's enough to make any diabetic really fucking upset with their doctor for not being told about being able to reverse their diabetes with plants. I know I was fucking pissed, And I have type 1. Reply DaRealShai says: October 7, 2016 at 5:53 pm Madd Reply Kari C says: October 7, 2016 at 6:37 pm It's weird seeing you seated! I'm used to seeing you on the treadmill desk haha! maybe next video a stroll in the park? Reply Corvux IX says: October 7, 2016 at 7:04 pm Doc is looking like he's about to drop dead. Is he sick? Reply Alessandro says: October 7, 2016 at 7:13 pm what macro ration do you recommend ? 70 20 10 80 10 10 ? or ? Reply Ronnie & Minh says: October 7, 2016 at 7:14 pm Patients don't want a plant based diet, they want prescriptions. Reply IGOR says: October 7, 2016 at 7:19 pm Yeah, moderate diet and maybe moderate amputation) Reply Myron Macklin says: October 7, 2016 at 7:26 pm Love the way he talks. His….. cadence …is infectious 🙂 Reply Madame Traffic Jam says: October 7, 2016 at 9:17 pm Wow. I'm having a lot of trouble to get this information through to my dad, who has been diabetic for almost thirty years, and even did one of those stomach operations to loose weight (he still has his weight down after five years), so I want to thank you Dr Greger for always making your videos so short and to the point. It makes them very easy to share and hopefully more people will watch through the end.I've been doing the daily dozen for almost two months now (switching from an ovo-lacto vegetarian diet full of junk food), and I have noticed a huge improvement on my life, from less mental health issues, less constipation, better sleeping patterns and just a better feeling about food in general. Reply Lift Vegan says: October 7, 2016 at 9:53 pm Wow. Amazing study!! Reply Carl B says: October 7, 2016 at 10:28 pm Are the mainstream doctors that ignore this information incompetent or corrupt? Reply Georgia Elle says: October 8, 2016 at 1:36 am Love this new format where we get to see Dr Greger's face. 🙂 Reply millie vanillie says: October 8, 2016 at 2:32 am diabeetus Reply Michael McMillan says: October 8, 2016 at 4:41 am Can you please show the exact diet these people were eating? Reply Twistedhippy says: October 8, 2016 at 7:54 am Can anybody tell me if there are any large studies showing 100% or close success rate in reversing Diabetes.To my knowledge the success is good but not certain.I open to be wrong so thanks in advance. Reply cyc00000 says: October 8, 2016 at 8:57 am Legend! thanks so much for posting this. Reply Mary J says: October 8, 2016 at 9:31 am great series Dr. Greger! Thank you so much for what you do! I owe you my health Reply Muff Muncher says: October 8, 2016 at 4:19 pm Sample size for those 73 and 23 fold figures was n=1. Oh my god, where do you start with this BS again… sure plant based diets are not unhealthy… but this whack job is is presenting the data like if you only do a plant based diet in moderation you still have a 23 fold chance of dying of diabetes…. absolute bullshit… not what the study concludes at all… the study was authored by someone who manufactures plant based foods. The confidence interval on the 73 fold figure is between 4 and 1200… the sample size of the diabetes mortality in the low group was n=1. Even the paper states it as inconclusive and suggests that the high protein diet could be a result of the diabetes diagnoses… the paper also says high protein in older age has protective qualities… stop spruking numbers without qualitication which were a bi-line reference in a study with no bearing on the paper's conclusion. Reply TheAltruismActivist says: October 8, 2016 at 4:38 pm Diabetes IS a choice! Reply Nasa says: October 8, 2016 at 5:25 pm irrelevant point: the thumbnail looks like kenny from south park 😀 Reply Adam Nickels says: October 8, 2016 at 8:00 pm I have reactive hypoglycemia. Anytime I eat potatoes or rice my B.S. dips into the low 20s leaving my extremely disoriented. I like being vegan but I'm having a hard time finding a staple I can feed my family on the regular. Any thoughts? Reply Angela Catalano says: October 8, 2016 at 11:39 pm Thank you!! Can you do a video on your story of your journey to developing your education and career? Reply Surge Gainsbruh says: October 9, 2016 at 9:44 pm Hi there, this is an unrelated post to the video in question but it seems the best way to contact is through a message below a video. My question: is there any science on whether there is a risk to children raised vegan from birth of developing egg allergies? Reply FruitsHeal says: October 10, 2016 at 12:25 am So amazing! I have switched to a WFPB diet and it is making a difference. My blood sugar level is coming down. 🙂 Reply Tommy Vercity says: October 10, 2016 at 11:57 am what in the world should I eat then? !! Reply Malene Jensen says: October 10, 2016 at 5:36 pm Now we need a video on type 1 diabetes. I've heard that a JW Anderson did some research with a high carb, high fiber diet and had excellent results. Reply Just Survive to Thrive - Karen McGhan says: October 10, 2016 at 8:59 pm Awesome video! Can I just say I love Dr. Greger?! Reply Smart-Bot Auto Trader says: October 11, 2016 at 12:28 am Wow , this is awesome information ! Reply Vincenzo Cocotti says: October 11, 2016 at 2:47 am http://www.livestrong.com/article/457708-millet-diabetes/ Reply Swankster says: October 11, 2016 at 3:34 am so the whole point of this: Diabetes 2 IS A CHOICE! Reply Wak Job says: October 11, 2016 at 11:22 pm Yeah, you don't have to turn into a dogmatic, militant, angry health nut to get healthy.Just adapt to a few better eating habits. Cut way down on meat, dairy, and processed junk.Reach for more fruits, veggies, seeds & nuts. Oh, and beans! Reply DStray Cat says: October 12, 2016 at 3:38 am Excellent video 🙂 I was Type 2 diabetic… When I was diagnosed I looked at my diet and found that I was still eating all of the foods that I grew up with… All of the sugar, meats and crap… I decided to throw out my Mother's and Grandmother's Cookbook and build my own… I have been slowly writing my own book… "Change the Menu and Change your Life"… Now I am no longer Diabetic but I still have the odd craving for meats… Being that a purely vegetarian diet lacks some elements my body still craves their sources… Meat… So, what to do…??? We cannot get everything we need from one source… There are some things we can get only from meat sources… That's why, as a bit of a "Prepper", I make and store "Pemmican"… I am turned onto a High Fat Diet, Low carbs and moderate Proteins… Even my Pemmican is an example of that… I do not use the traditional recipe, but adjust it to my current diet… Instead or 50/50 meat to fat, I use 25/75 meat to fat and about 15% Berries and additions… I dunno… Maybe you could do some research into my recipe… 🙂 Reply Viajera82 says: October 12, 2016 at 8:03 pm I'm going to show this to my mom. Thanks for another great video! Reply Ahmad Rashid says: October 13, 2016 at 5:40 pm i was 600lbs morbidly obese then I listened to durianrider's advice and drank 3 liters of sprite a day to lose weight. 6 weeks later I am now 170lbs weight at 9%bodyfat! I am competing in my first natural physique contest this weekend. Reply jpmathematician says: October 14, 2016 at 2:44 pm Great video! Reply Joe Grant says: October 16, 2016 at 6:53 am Dr Greger – can you look into modern day wheat – and discuss the big controversy about how there is really no organic wheat anymore – (they say)- and uncover lies and truths on this subject please? Reply Nightmares X says: October 17, 2016 at 3:34 am This video was brilliant! Reply Altex lan says: October 20, 2016 at 12:59 pm finally I have the cure for diabetes. it is simple but you need to adjust your body to accept the cure. it work in 3 days time.after 30 years of searching n suffering. now I m cured.God taught me…..thanksremember there is no one thing that will cure your diabetes. you have to do many thingssss. Reply Rob K says: October 25, 2016 at 6:41 am Dr Greger. In 2008 the NEJM studies reported that they know the components that cause type 1 diabetes. 1) genetic predisposition (you cannot get an auto-immune condition that isn't in your genes)2) intestinal permeability (causes of: gliadin from barley wheat and rye, glyphosate and all grains etc…)3) Bovine protein introduced before the first 3 years of age. (the antigen that gets into the blood that engages the immune system, collateral damage occurs when the immune system mistakes your beta cells instead of the bovine) Bovine and Beta Cells are structurally similar on a molecular level and that is why your immune system cannot tell the difference and attacks you instead of the antigen. 4) chromium/vanadium deficienciesAnd PubMed.gov reports multiple studies that link the MMR vaccine to the onset of type 1 (auto-immune) diabetes. Thank you for finally announcing this 2008 information. No other doctors will even talk about the cause. So it is no wonder that eliminating the cause will reverse disease in some patients. (cause being Dairy and all grains and avoiding vaccines that engage your immune system. Thanks for finally bringing this to light. Reply StarFlower99654 says: October 26, 2016 at 1:06 am Dr Greger, I love watching you talk much better. Your enthusiasm makes the video! Reply That Vegan Jade says: October 27, 2016 at 10:05 pm Great video!! I was wondering what your position is with regards to Indigenous people with diabetes? In Canada diabetes rates for Indigenous peoples is reaching 10.3% off reserve and 17.2% on reserve. What the Canadian Diabetes Association and the National Aboriginal Diabetes Association promote is of course low-carb, but also traditional which includes hunting and eating animals and a lot of the blame for these growing rates is placed on refined carbs. Some research has also pointed to a possible increased sensitivity to glucose that Indigenous peoples may possess that has lead to Canadian health organizations pushing low carb for these populations. In addition there is also the influence of social determinants of health that would make implementing a plant based diet difficult for remote fly in communities where growing seasons are short and flying in food is expensive. On top of that there is the cultural element as well where veganism is seen as colonial, and hunting is seen as traditional. It's tough to unpack all of this. Is plant based a good option for Indigenous people? Thank you! Reply fitzgard87 says: November 2, 2016 at 9:51 am how does it come that people cure t2-diabetes with a ketogenic diet? riddle me this Reply Redpill Progressive says: January 7, 2017 at 10:22 pm not all plant based diets are created equal. I'm sure you're talking about whole food unprocessed plant based diets as opposed to highly refined high carb high processed oil high coconut oil plant based diet. it's also assume that the plant based diet has sufficient EPA and DHA. some people lack the enzyme to convert flax oil to DHA. so without enough EPA and DHA you're probably die from cardiovascular disease before you get diabetes Reply Ger says: March 9, 2017 at 9:32 pm genio ❤️ Reply jamuna says: April 1, 2017 at 4:23 pm Is Hybetez Remedy useful to cures your hypertension naturally? I have read a lot of good stuff about this Hybetez Remedy (look on google search engine). Reply rafisleo1 says: June 26, 2017 at 7:37 am I love this guy…:) Reply J. Fabricio Elías says: October 22, 2017 at 2:12 am Great video! Reply Jason Scorse says: January 4, 2018 at 6:24 pm Vegan forever! Reply Nelson Barrantes says: January 18, 2018 at 3:32 am How moderate do you want your diabetes? Haha!Moderation in all things is not necessarily a good thing. Reply Laura From NY says: February 24, 2018 at 4:23 am This guy doesn't know what he is talking about–I am someone who had been eating VERY CLEAN OVER THE PAST 12 YEARS (like paleo–no processed foods, only complex carbs, good quality meats and healthy fats). I then became hypothyroid and TRIED the vegan diet, only to discover that on top of this, I ended up with SO many health issues over time, with that diet (IT WAS A CLEAN VEGAN DIET) that I BECAME a Type 2 over the course of 3 years (I only know this as was having ongoing bloodwork done because I was hypothyroid)!! I went on the Ketogenic diet and my blood sugar came down tremendously within 3 weeks and I lost 30 pounds over 5 months!!! PEOPLE, NONE OF THESE"EXPERTS" KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT!! Now, after being on the Keto Diet for 18 months, am having some issues as a woman with sleep and anxiety. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE LONG TERM ANSWER IS BUT I DO KNOW THAT ALL OF THESE "EXPERTS" ARE ANNOYING — AS THEY ARE ALMOST ALWAYS MEN–they simply seem to be unable to acknowledge the physiological difference between men and women … and how these various type diets work DIFFERENTLY on men and women…and probably SO many other factors involved!!!! Reply Robin Rae says: March 9, 2018 at 1:46 am I’m vegan – and now at 55 I’m becoming insulin resistant! I’m 5’5” and 125lbs. Exercise every day! Active! Don’t eat processed or fried foods. So your theory here doesn’t work for all! Reply lockhrt999 says: March 14, 2018 at 9:03 pm This channel is house shit Reply dave houston says: April 2, 2018 at 3:35 am Isn't lack of exercise also a factor in diabetics? Reply Lesik Pog says: June 5, 2018 at 6:54 pm I don't think it's a good idea to present the video "how not to die from diabetes" with that sarcastic tone. It's a sensitive issue, so that telemarketing attitude is a bit inappropriate, in my opinion. Reply Letthere belight says: June 17, 2018 at 8:31 pm Gen. 1: 29 Yahweh wrote in the scripture the CURE for every disease known to mankind. Apricot kernels 100 % cure and prevent cancer. Science proves this. Bless you. Reply Ah Chong says: August 1, 2018 at 12:14 am Plant base diet? That is so painful. Can I exercise more and eating some unhealthy food for some fun at times? Reply bob smith says: August 5, 2018 at 9:22 am talk louder my grand mother cannot hear you Reply Adam Warlock says: September 11, 2018 at 7:39 pm I was pre-diabetics the doctors had my blood tested and recommended I gave up carbs(btw I wasn't on the s.a.d I was on the Latin American diet, mostly beef and corn). Not being one to take things at face value I did some research. I decided to try the rice diet. I know it's basically all carbs and the doctor told me to cut down on carbs but, based on the data it made the most sense. I'm down 70lbs I'ma get my blood work done again and see if I'm diabetic or not Reply Bee Mull says: September 17, 2018 at 9:19 pm Thank you for the resources. I just got diagnosed and it has been a struggle. My Grandma passed because of mishandling her diabetes. So I am trying to take this seriously. I downloaded this ebook and it helped me. https://bit.ly/2PLR6Vk I wish everyone good luck and well wishes. Reply Roderick Fraser says: September 18, 2018 at 9:02 pm The Doctor should address this article: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7280954/high-cholesterol-heart-disease-evidence/ This could be dangerous to a lot of people Reply Goodness says: September 23, 2018 at 6:38 pm Are we allowed to reuse your videos to emphasise personal opinion of various possible diets. Thank you. Reply kylee C says: October 4, 2018 at 12:18 am Yeah right! If all you had to do was stop eating meat and dairy for 16 days to not have diabetes then no one would have it. Stop with the pseudo science. Reply Tony Seels says: October 21, 2018 at 10:15 pm Are there any trials / tests that show Type2 diabetes reversal on Amputees? Can they stop their diabetes and live long lives after surgery if they follow a PBD? Reply John Tokarski says: November 19, 2018 at 7:08 pm What kind of plants? Potatoes? Bananas? Papaya? Pineapple?Rice? Reply Radu Antoniu says: February 18, 2019 at 7:15 pm I was excited about the second study, the one that showed people with diabetes could get off insulin with a vegan diet. So I read the full text https://sci-hub.tw/10.1093/ajcn/32.11.2312 and it turns out the patients were following a mostly but not exclusively plant-based diet. Nowhere in the text is it mentioned that the patients weren't eating animal products and in table 2 we can see they were consuming 65 mg of cholesterol a day which is equivalent to about 80g of chicken breast or 70g of cheddar. I'm disappointed that Dr Greger failed to mention this. Another detail that was omitted is that the study was done on lean people which is very important considering we're talking about diabetes. The study is still a strong piece of evidence for the power of vegan diets but let's be honest when we present data. Eating small amounts of animal products most likely does not hurt our health but it's wrong for moral reasons. Reply It's Wednesday, Screw Ironing says: March 1, 2019 at 8:31 am I have been really frustrated that my weight didnt go down after making significant dietary changes (even tho I did see symptoms disappear, aka cured!). Its nice to know that weight is not always directly a measure of health. I dont advocate obesity but the journey for a cure is long and Im glad to know Im on the right track. Ppl can be so mean … Reply Christina M says: March 18, 2019 at 9:44 pm Love this guy!!! Reply Dixita _ dixy says: April 5, 2019 at 3:00 am Plz add subtitles to all ur videos right from the starting… Bcz i sometimes miss out so much important!!! Reply Wahid Ur Rahman Saadi says: August 17, 2019 at 6:20 am could you please include their meal plan? I am trying plant based for my dad for last 3 months, sometimes it goes down and sometimes it goes up. I think the food selection is vital if you want to reduce diabetes. Reply John Snow says: September 27, 2019 at 11:12 pm Your contributions, all backed up with scientific evidence, to global human health cant be praised enough. How can mankind ever thank you? Reply Croz 1007 says: November 11, 2019 at 6:44 pm NONE of this helps Type 2 from genetics. You got Diabetes because of genetics so it won't go away. This is pushing a silly diet agenda. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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