Diabetes: Fat vs. Starches

Dietary fat intake as risk factor for the development of diabetes: multinational, multicenter study of the Mediterranean Group for the Study of Diabetes (MGSD)

«Our data support the view that increased animal fat intake is associated with the presence of diabetes.»

Lower carbohydrate and higher fat intakes are associated with higher hemoglobin A1c: findings from the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey 2008–2016

«Surprisingly, given the enthusiasm for LCHF [low-carbohydrate, high-fat] diets in the media and from some professional commentators, we found that lower carbohydrate intake was associated with significantly greater odds of T2DM [type 2 diabetes mellitus] and higher HbA1c [glycated hemoglobin] concentration. Higher adherence to conventional dietary recommendations (basing meals on starchy carbohydrates, lower fat and saturated fat contents, eating more fruits and vegetables) was associated with lower HbA1c concentration.»

Long-term ketogenic diet causes glucose intolerance and reduced β- and α-cell mass but no weight loss in mice

«Our data show that long-term KD [ketogenic diet] causes dyslipidemia, a proinflammatory state, signs of hepatic steatosis, glucose intolerance, and a reduction in β- and α-cell mass, but no weight loss. This indicates that long-term high-fat, low-carbohydrate KD lead to features that are also associated with metabolic syndrome and an increased risk for type 2 diabetes in humans.»


«Wild fruit: small, bitter, and low in sugar?
Contrary to popular belief, wild fruit—including the stuff we would’ve had access to during our evolution—is not necessarily any of the above. In fact, it can be bigger, tastier, and sweeter than anything you’ll ever find in the aisles of your grocery store.»

Rice Diet – Wikipedia

The Rice Diet Program was founded in 1939 by Dr. Walter Kempner (1903-1997), a refugee from the Nazis, who was at that time associated with Duke University. Kempner had many patients with malignant hypertension with kidney failure, and there were no good treatments for those patients. He believed that the kidney had two functions, one excretory and the other metabolic, and “he theorized that if the protein and electrolyte load on the kidney was reduced to a minimum, the kidney might better perform its more essential metabolic role. The details of his reasoning are obscure, but he began to treat patients with malignant hypertension with a diet composed of nothing but rice and fruit, and amazingly, they rapidly improved.

It’s not very complicated. Diabetes is caused primarily by the consumption of fat; you stop eating fat, the diabetes goes away, and your body starts metabolizing carbohydrates properly again (which is what its optimized for).