The Two Most Important Steps to Lower Your Blood Sugar and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
Welcome to the Mastering Blood Sugar podcast! This is episode three, with Dr. Jason Fung. Dr. Jason Fung is the Medical Director and co-founder of Intensive Dietary Management. He’s a Toronto-based kidney specialist, having graduated from the University of Toronto and finishing his medical specialty at the University of California, LA, in 2001. He’s the author of the best-seller’s The Obesity Code, The Complete Guide to Fasting, and his new book, The Diabetes Code. He’s pioneered the use of therapeutic fasting for weight loss and type 2 diabetes reversal in his IDM Clinic.
In today’s interview, Dr. Fung discusses his new book, The Diabetes Code; how he defines diabetes and why that makes such an important difference in treatment; how diabetes can be reversed; and how conventional treatment only masks symptoms and does nothing to actually treat the issue. He also talks about how high blood sugar is like overflowing garbage in your kitchen and reveals the two most important steps to lower your blood sugar and reverse type 2 diabetes.
Dr. Fung discusses how overconsumption of carbohydrates (like fructose) raises insulin, causes insulin resistance, and contributes to the storage of fat. He talks about why eating fat does not cause insulin resistance and fat storage (contrary to what other experts are saying). He also dives into the topic of fasting and goes over both advanced and beginner strategies for getting started to help improve blood sugar health.