UnF*** Yourself -Type 2 diabetes edition

There’s a recent bestseller with the wonderfully evocative title ‘UnF*** yourself’, which is quite beautiful in its simplicity and message. That is, we have so many things that we already know that f*** us up, yet we persist in doing them. In Type 2 diabetes (T2D), it’s worthwhile knowing how we mess ourselves up, so that we may avoid it. Unfortunately, in this case, listening to advice from national diabetes associates such as the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) and American Diabetes Association (ADA) is not likely to help you, and most likely to harm. Let me explain.

Here’s some simple incontrovertible facts on which just about nobody disagrees.

  1. Type 2 diabetics are often overweight and have a high blood glucose
  2. Refined grains (white flour) are among the worst foods in the world for raising blood glucose
  3. Eating sugar causes weight gain, and also raises blood glucose
  4. Neither refined grains nor sugar contains any nutrients of value.

Aha! So, the conclusion seems rather pedantic and logical. If eating flour and sugar raise blood glucose and my glucose is already too high, then I should eat less flour and sugar. Also, seemingly so self-evident that I hesitate to even point it out, if eating flour and sugar makes me gain weight, and I weigh too much already, then I should eat less. Super, super obvious, right? Well, not to the CDA and ADA who have been busy exhorting a generation of type 2 diabetes to eat MORE flour and sugar. 

So, I’m in the public library, and I decide to check out what the CDA feels is a perfectly acceptable dessert – oh, yes, Canada’s 150 Best Diabetes Desserts – from the CDA. I randomly look at a recipe – oh, look – Lemon Lime Cookies. Scanning through the ingredients, there are 3 1/2 cups of highly refined white flour and 1 1/4 cups of sugar. This is one of Canada’s 150 Best Diabetes Desserts? Are these people completely and utterly insane? Yes, yes they are. This is the best advice from the Canadian Diabetes Association? Is the CDA trying to prevent diabetes or give us diabetes, because it is not entirely clear to me.

If the CDA is trying to prevent diabetes, then yes, these people must be utterly loco. They’re either stupid or crazy. All that sugar and flour is going to raise blood glucose more than 99% of other foods. Any fool can see that this is bad, not good. How can this possibly qualify as one of the CDAs best desserts?

But what about the American Diabetes Association? So, I pick up a book from the ADA – Ah – here we go – Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy. Let’s see what they tell us about sugar and sweets.

“People with diabetes no longer have to avoid sugar and sweets” WTF? Are these people completely and criminally insane? Yes, yes, they are. Is the ADA trying to prevent type 2 diabetes, or give us diabetes, because it’s not really clear to me. It is pretty obvious to anybody with an IQ above ‘imbecile’ that eating sugar is NOT good for type 2 diabetics. Yet here is the ADA telling everybody who wants to listen that diabetics don’t need to avoid sugar, and have been saying that since 1994! Eat more sugar – it’s good for you! Thanks, ADA!

Let’s see what else the ADA tells us. Oh, right – carbohydrates, which are chemically composed of chains of glucose, are our bodies preferred source of energy and type 2 diabetics should eat about 1/2 of their calories from carbs. Let’s think about this. In T2D, there is too much glucose in the blood, so we should preferentially choose foods that are composed primarily of glucose. OMFG! Are these people completely and certifiably insane? Yes, yes they are. And look here – it is OK to eat up to 25% added sugars in our diet! Holy mother of ….This is exactly what we should NOT be doing, and anybody with more than 2 brain cells connected by a spirochete (a reference to neuro-syphilis) should recognize that eating more sugar and grains will make blood glucose WORSE, not better.

Here’s more delicious recipes from the ADA. Oh, cheesecake, with graham crackers, stevia and sugar. Wow. Just wow. This is acceptable? This is what the ADA recommends? Again, is this to prevent T2D, or give us T2D?

So, if you would really like to unf*** yourself with regards to type 2 diabetes, then the first step is to question very carefully what the CDA and ADA are telling you, because they are not your friends. I wonder why the ADA would give such stupid, stupid advice? Well, let’s take a little looky-lou at their ‘Banting Circle Elite‘ group of friends. Oh, a complete list includes – AstraZenaca, Eli Lilly, Janssen, Merck, Novo-Nordisk and Sanofi. The Canadian Diabetes Association receives lots of money from – Janssen, Abbott, Sanofi, Novo-Nordisk  and AstraZenaca. All drug companies that have a fiduciary duty to their shareholders to make the most money possible off the backs of – type 2 diabetics! Lucky for them, not so lucky for you if you choose to f*** yourself by listening to the diabetes associations. 

What’s the better solution? As I covered in my book, The Diabetes Code, it’s really very simple. Type 2 diabetes is a reversible disease. We’ve proven that over and over again, but you can prove it to yourself. If a friend is diagnosed with T2D, then proceeds to lose 50 pounds, what do you think happens to that T2D? It pretty much disappears. Tom Watson, (above) deputy leader of Britain’s Labour party figured that out himself, and now is committed to tackling the disease throughout the UK, and indeed the world. But why did he need to figure this out himself, DESPITE the health care professionals, not BECAUSE of the health care professionals. If it is reversible, why do so few people reverse it by listening to the ADA? Oh, right, the ADA is trying to give you diabetes, not prevent it. 

Let’s put together some fun, incontrovertible facts.

  1. In type 2 diabetes, blood glucose is too high
  2. If you don’t eat (fasting), blood glucose will fall. Therefore you won’t need medications to lower blood glucose.
  3. If you continue with intermittent fasting, you will lose weight
  4. As you lose weight, type 2 diabetes generally disappears.

So, here’s a solution that is free, available to anybody in the world, that is 100% natural, and saves people time. There is no need for more medications or surgery. Fasting is literally the oldest dietary intervention in the world, having been used for millennia.

Here’s the bottom line to unf*** yourself from type 2 diabetes, which contributes to heart attacks, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, amputations, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. This is a reversible dietary disease, so you need to use a dietary solution – one that happens to be free, available and simple (although not easy). You can cure this disease with KNOWLEDGE, not drugs, and anybody peddling drugs to you (Canadian Diabetes Association, American Diabetes Association) is not to be trusted. Trust yourself. Arm yourself with knowledge. UnF*** yourself.

2018-09-18T10:04:20+00:0033 Comments

About the Author:

Dr. Fung is a Toronto based kidney specialist, having graduated from the University of Toronto and finishing his medical specialty at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001. He is the author of the bestsellers ‘The Obesity Code’ and ‘The Complete Guide to Fasting’. He has pioneered the use of therapeutic fasting for weight loss and type 2 diabetes reversal in his IDM clinic.

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Laura Baldus
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Laura Baldus

Thank you again for keeping ADA and CDA compromised guidelines due to financial backing from drug companies in the forefront of Diabetes treatment and underlying the best – and worst – treatments for T2D. As a long time T2D, I find I continue to appreciate (and in fact need) the encouragement to do what my health needs. Thank you for being that advocate for all of us!

Spencer Clarke
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Spencer Clarke

You certainly shoot from the hip; no prisoners taken! So much morality, backbone & knowledge, a breath of fresh-air in a dark, cloudy industry #Salute.

Mrs B
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Mrs B

Great Scott! I have been very aware (and wary) of diabetes since my mother died of diabetic complications. If only she had known then what we know now.

Kathleen Sandifer
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Kathleen Sandifer

I am reading The Obesity Code. I have T2 diabetes and am fasting today. I agree with what Dr Fung says. I have basically taken myself off of insulin.

Justin M.
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Justin M.

Hi Kathleen, just wondering how you’re doing. More power!

BernardP
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BernardP

These are not Dr Fung’s first comments regarding the illogical recommendations of the CDA and ADA. And yet, these associations don’t respond, or even want to enter into a discussion. Meanwhile the vast majority of MDs keep treating obesity and diabetes as they have always done. A few cracks are showing here and there, but it’s generally still business as usual.

People who don’t educate themselves are paying a high price for their blind trust in doctors.

Dianne L
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Dianne L

I agree. The sad truth for many diabetics is the need to be followed by some form of a medical professional, who then refers the person to a diabetic nurse and dietitian, who then thumps the CDA, ADA, or BDA religious texts. They are caught up in a dysfunctional system that declares war if they discuss alternative treatments such as what is advocated in the IDM program. I mean after all, are we not told to discuss any changes one does in the treatment of their diabetes to their treating doctor! What is sad, conventional treatment of T2D is not… Read more »

Mike
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Mike

My doc threatened to flag me to my insurer as non-compliant for stopping meds, and was amazed a couple months later when I didn’t need them.

Mimi Edwards
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Mimi Edwards

Thank you Jason. As always you are not afraid of upsetting the applecart. God bless you and all the lives you have saved. I have three siblings who are physicians and I’m constantly disseminating the fasting and LCHF message to them; despite strong scientific research and proof positive they fall back on what they learnt in Medical school. In fact I met up with a relative this evening who is T2d and he’d been told three meals three snacks eat little and often. Seriously?

Bertil Engman
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Bertil Engman

Brilliant !!

Kristen F.
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Kristen F.

I just got back from the Dr. where I found out my A1C is 8, my CRP is 11 and my cholesterol indicated I am basically a solid. I am already on spironolactone for my hair loss and now I am getting metformin, in a very low dose, for the next two months, which is the amount of time the dr has given me to turn this sh*t around. Look, I’ve known this day was coming. I am overweight, which I’ve been for most of my adult life, but nonetheless, I am still embarrassed and disgusted that I let my… Read more »

JohnM
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JohnM

Been there, done that. For the first few days, yes, you will get hungry. But it absolutely does not last. From Dr Fung’s books and other sources, nearly all first time fasters completely lose their hunger within two to three days as their body adapts to using stored fat as an energy source. Keep busy, drink plenty of fluids and sip a salty drink (bouillon cube) throughout the day if you feel at all lightheaded.

Barb
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Barb

Could it be he meant don’t eat until you are hungry in the morning? Longer fasts do more for you, but you should always listen to your body and be aware that your mind will tell you it’s time to eat when hunger isn’t really there.

Bev Phillips
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Bev Phillips

Don’t be afraid to be proactive in your own health…not in your own death. I have had T2 for 26 years with rare ‘normal’ a1c. In the last few months I learned about lchf plus exercise. I am thrilled with better bg, more energy, slowly losing weight while at the same time furious about the lies of the cda which doctors and dietitians are continuing to spout. I was also told that diabetics shouldn’t fast. Well, I have found that my body resets bp & bg back to near normal when I fast. Be wise but take control of your… Read more »

Luke Vandervoort
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Luke Vandervoort

Your doctor is not giving you conflicting advice, and in fact I am impressed that he understands that a 12 – 14 hour fast is a good thing and he is not suggesting that you eat 6 times a day. Fasting is hard to start, hes doing the right thing. Good for him. Stick with this guy. Many dr’s will default to the standard ADA guidelines and walk away. You have a winner here.

Eileen
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Eileen

Far too many vested interests pulling the strings behind the scene.Who suffers for this mass deception…the general public ! It is appalling .

Jim
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Jim

It angers me the drug companies hide behind the fig leaf of ‘duty to share holders’. For shame.

elijhio recendez
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elijhio recendez

How many days and hours per week do need to fast,??

Gn Raynor
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Gn Raynor

I encourage you to pick one Jason Fung’s books. Alternatively, just watch interviews of him on youtube. Plenty of material there for free.

Flavia
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Flavia

I’d say at least 16 daily, from there it’s up to you and how you feel…

ghanshyam Singh rathore
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ghanshyam Singh rathore

Thanks again for such a valuable and eye opener article.

Brenda Holder
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Brenda Holder

Thank you, Dr. Fung for turning the “health profession” upside down. Please continue to shine a light on the truth of what really cause AND cures T2D.

Simon Thompson
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Simon Thompson

To complete the discussion, I was told as a Dr, as Diabetics die of heart attacks, if you allow them to have energy from fat rather than carbs this will make their heart disease worse. This “Diet- heart” hypothesis was busted immediately and no one noticed. Something to do with the seed oil industry funding the heart associations I guess… Fasting, eating natural fat, quality protein (beef, eggs) and you are there- wait! That kinda looks like the traditional western diet of 150 years ago!

Jimmy
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Hello Jason,

Not sure what the ADA and CDA are thinking when it comes to what is good and what is bad food for diabetics.

Continuing the ADA diet will lead you to a slow, unnecessarily medicated and painful death.
We need to cut SUGAR out of this equation.

I have lost 35 lbs through intermittent fasting, a Low carb healthy fat diet and quitting sugar.

So we need to un**** ourselves and reverse type 2 diabetes.

Great information.

Anyone that has not read Jason’s books, you gotta read them.

Thanks.

LLL0493
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LLL0493

BEST ARTICLE EVER!!! I ACTUALLY HAVE THE ‘HOW TO UNF*** YOURSELF” BOOK AND WILL BE READING IT NOW! LISA L

Matthew Oakey
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Matthew Oakey

I have watched every video Dr. Fung has posted, bought the two main books he wrote, implemented his advise and have begun to reverse my diabetic issues. I even joined the “Free Online Support Group” which is a Facebook closed group, I was “accepted” posted once or twice, was carrying on civil conversations with other members – then get removed and blocked from the group.
I would really like an explanation, and be readmitted to the Group. I don’t have the $40 a month to join the IDM, but would really like to.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Ronald
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Ronald

I have T2D and take Metformin. I am a male 71 yoa .i am 6’2”.i was diagnosed in 2005. My highest weight was 207. In 2010 before a Liver transplant using low carb and exercise I was 195. I uncovered Fasting about 2017. My weight went to 178. I love fasting. I also hearing of Keto thought all fat was ok. My cholesterol numbers climbed. Triglycerides came down some. My skin had SOME crepey look from the weight loss. It seemed f***** up to increase fat and trade lower bloofd glucose for Cardiovascular problems. Especially when INSULIN RESISTANCE is lipids… Read more »

Bev Phillips
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Bev Phillips

Thank you Dr Fung for putting in print what I have been discovering in the last half year after having a 26 year miserable ride with diabetes. I now look forward to a healthy future … at age 70 🙂

Dr. David J Matheson
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An amazingly accurate, common sense, no bullshit, tell it like it is kind of article . . . and with NO hidden agenda. We need a lot more people in our world as well educated, dedicated & honest as this man. What a breath of fresh air. Well done ‘thy good & faithful servant’!

Peter dean
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Peter dean

GLUCOSE Such a harmless sounding thing, glucose sits on the top of the famous Krebs cycle which serves to give all cells energy by creating ATP. Apart from sounding familiar, it is a strategic building block in biology; for example, cellulose (amongst many bio polymers) is made up of chains of glucose. Cane sugar is 50% glucose. After a meal, the concentration of glucose in the blood rises and the level of glucose is controlled by pancreatic insulin, amongst other factors. The common perception about this little molecule is 97% true. It is a useful molecule and our lives would… Read more »

Leda Maria Costa Cruz
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Leda Maria Costa Cruz

i read a obesity code and the diabetes code and I’m follow your devices.
I’m seventy four years old and I was take medication for pre diabetes. I’m fasting for 16 hours for five days a week. My glucose is now about less than 100 the major part of the week. I’m very glad!
My mon deaded because type 2 diabetes, and I listen my doctors say that I will probabily for the same way.
Sorry by my english.
Leda Maria

Brenda Zorn
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Brenda Zorn

Read this story guys. Jason helped me write it. Be sure and read to the end. We mention UNF#@KING the world! In those words.
https://www.dietdoctor.com/life-is-good

Gay Shook
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Gay Shook

Imagine my surprise when we discovered our recommended nephrologist had never heard of Dr. Jason Fung! He told my T2 husband he was fine, but we are going to somebody else to double-check that guy’s finding and make sure it is sound. So many doctors aren’t up on the current research, not doing their reading.