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Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Prevented And Reversed Without Medications Or Surgery


The current stats show that the number of people with Type 2 Diabetes in NZ is increasing at an alarming rate. It is estimated that 264,000 people had diabetes in 2019, an increase of around 10,000 people from 2018.

Also, it’s now estimated that more than 1 in 4 NZers have Pre-Diabetes.

The symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes :

If you have any of these symptons, I suggest you have your blood-sugar levels checked.

As a nation more than 80% of are affected by Insulin Resistance, a condition that leads to Pre-Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and many other related health issues.

So, despite the usual “recommended care and treatment” of these Lifestyle Diseases, it appears we are not making a difference to the rising numbers and associated complications.

Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic disease that has reached epidemic proportions. It’s time we re-evaluate our approach and catch up with the new science around the specific nutritional changes that can help to treat the root cause and reverse this epidemic.

Targeted nutrition changes can address insulin resistance, the root cause of chronic high blood sugar, without the need for medications or surgery.

Our current nutritional guidelines aren’t designed for those of us with Insulin Resistance and if followed may actually drive more problems with health.

Eating foods high in sugar or carbohydrates will increase blood sugar levels quickly. This leads to an increase in insulin production and over time leads to abdominal weight gain and Type 2 Diabetes.

To put it simply : most of our population in NZ are already carbohydrate intolerant to a degree and the current NZ way of eating is making us sicker.

A low-carb diet is a way of eating that reduces carbohydrates, such as those found in sugary foods, pasta and bread.