- Half of Diabetics cured in 16 days by eating a plant-based diet – Dr. Greger Sept 2019
- Diabetics and prediabetics helped by 5,000 IU of Vitamin D for 6 months– RCT July 2019
- Depression reduced in Diabetics with 3 months of 4,000 IU of vitamin D – RCT July 2019
- Type 2 Diabetes inflammation reduced by 50,000 IU of Vitamin D bi-weekly and resistance training – RCT – June 2019
- Prediabetes treated by Vitamin D (34 ng, 3500 IU per day) – meta-analysis May 2018
- Diabetics helped by vitamin D in 5 ways – meta-analysis June 2018
Overview Diabetes and vitamin D contains the following
- Diabetes is 5X more frequent far from the equator
- Children getting 2,000 IU of vitamin D are 8X less likely to get Type 1 diabetes
- Obese people get less sun / Vitamin D - and also vitamin D gets lost in fat
- Sedentary people get less sun / Vitamin D
- Worldwide Diabetes increase has been concurrent with vitamin D decrease and air conditioning
- Elderly get 4X less vitamin D from the same amount of sun
Elderly also spend less time outdoors and have more clothes on
- All items in category Diabetes and Vitamin D
429 items: both Type 1 and Type 2
Vitamin D appears to both prevent and treat diabetes
- Appears that >2,000 IU will Prevent
- Appears that >4,000 IU will Treat , but not cure
- Appears that Calcium and Magnesium are needed for both Prevention and Treatment
which are just some of the vitamin D cofactors
- Step back to 1994. Suppose an epidemic struck the United States, causing blindness, kidney failure, and leg amputations in steadily increasing numbers.
Suppose that in less than a decade's time, the epidemic had victimized one out of every eight people
That epidemic is real, and its name is diabetes, now the nation's sixth leading cause of death.
Chart from the web (2018?)
Items in both categories Diabetes and Obesity are listed here:
- 90 percent remission of recently diagnosed diabetes with a low-calorie diet
- Resveratrol improves health (Vitamin D receptor, etc.)
- Waist size reduced 3 cm by Vitamin D in those with Metabolic Syndrome – Jan 2017
- Type II Diabetes is not prevented by a small amount of vitamin D (proven again) – May 2017
- Vitamin D activates the hypothalamus (in rodents) to reduce weight and diabetes– May 2016
- Autistic child 3X more likely if mother was obese and diabetic (both associated with low vitamin D) - Feb 2015
- Diabetes is more likely if low vitamin D than if obese - Feb 2016
- Off Topic: Diabetes 11X increase for just 150 calories of sugar - June 2015
- Obese diabetics with dark skins not benefit from 6,000 IU of vitamin D daily (no surprise) – RCT March 2015
- Vitamin D3 is stored in fat has not been processed by liver – March 2015
- Diabetic hypertension reduced with Vitamin D and Calcium – RCT March 2015
- Hypothesis- Metabolic disease is due to Tissue Renin-Angiotensin Systems – Feb 2014
- Higher vitamin D at birth associated with less diabetes and obesity 35 years later – Jan 2014
- Hypothesis: Obesity causes vitamin D deficiency and type 2 diabetes - 2012
- Insulin sensitivity in obese adolescents greatly improved with 4000 IU of vitamin D - RCT April 2013
- Metabolic Syndrome 10% less likely for every 4 ng increase in Vitamin D – Jan 2013
- No association between diabetes level and vitamin D insufficiency in obese youth – Jan 2013
- African-Americans at high risk of obesity and diabetes - 2011
- Diabetes 6X more likely for those abdominal obese who have insufficient vitamin D – June 2012
- Low vitamin D associated with obesity-related diseases for ethnic minorities – Sept 2011
- Obesity lowers vitamin D which increases probability of diabetes in children – Nov 2011
- Obesity and diabetes reduced when move to better neighborhood – or better UV – Oct 2011
- Vitamin D Levels at Birth May Predict Obesity Risk at age 3 - Oct 2010
- Overview Metabolic Syndrome and vitamin D
- More obese had less vitamin D, and after low calorie diet, vitamin D went up – June 2010
- Vitamin D and Obesity from vitamin D council newsletter of Nov 2006
People who achieve weight loss of ≥10% in the first 5 years following diagnosis with type 2 diabetes have the greatest chance of seeing their disease go into remission, according to a study published in Diabetic Medicine.
The findings suggest that it is possible to recover from the disease without intensive lifestyle interventions or extreme calorie restrictions.
An intensive low-calorie diet involving a total daily intake of 700 calories for 8 weeks has been associated with remission in almost 9 out of 10 people with recently diagnosed diabetes and in half of people with longstanding disease. [no reference was given''
However, there is little evidence to show whether the same effect can be achieved by people undergoing less intensive interventions, which are more feasible and potentially scalable to the wider population.
For the study, Hajira Dambha‐Miller, PhD, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, and colleagues analysed 867 people with newly diagnosed diabetes aged 40 to 69 years from the ADDITION‐Cambridge trial. Participants were identified via stepwise screening between 2002 and 2006, and underwent assessment of weight change, physical activity, diet, and alcohol consumption at baseline and 1 year after diagnosis. Remission was examined 5 years after diabetes diagnosis via haemoglobin A1C level.
The researchers found that at 5 years, 30% of participants were in remission. People who achieved weight loss of ≥10% within the first 5 years after diagnosis had a significantly higher likelihood of remission (risk ratio = 1.77; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.32-2.38; P< .01). In the subsequent 1 to 5 years, achieving ≥10% weight loss was also associated with remission (risk ratio = 2.43; 95% CI, 1.78-3.31; P< .01).
“We have known for some time now that it is possible to send diabetes into remission using fairly drastic measures such as intensive weight loss programmes and extreme calorie restriction,” said Dr. Dambha-Miller. “These interventions can be very challenging to individuals and difficult to achieve. [However], our results suggest that it may be possible to get rid of diabetes, for at least 5 years, with a more modest weight loss of 10%. This will be more motivating and hence more achievable for many people.”
“This reinforces the importance of managing one’s weight, which can be achieved through changes in diet and increasing physical activity,” concluded Simon Griffin, MD, University of Cambridge. “Type 2 diabetes, while a chronic disease, can lead to significant complications, but as our study shows, can be controlled and even reversed.”
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