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Type 2 diabetes has a host of symptoms beyond the more commonly known symptoms, like weight gain and increased thirst. If you’re experiencing symptoms of prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, reach out to your doctor. They can schedule some labs to see if your blood glucose is elevated.

Type 2 diabetes symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Increased thirst and dry mouth
  • Increased urination
  • Frequent vaginal or urinary infections
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Increased hunger
  • Neuropathy (numbness, tingling in feet and hands)
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow-healing sores or frequent infections
  • Weight gain

It is important to keep an eye out for symptoms of prediabetes so you can take action before it progresses to type 2 diabetes.

Prediabetes symptoms include:

  • Feeling tired and hungry all the time
  • Poor sleep
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Neuropathy (numbness, tingling in feet and hands)
  • Skin darkens in the neck, armpits, and skin folds
  • Developing many small skin tags
  • Weight gain, particularly around the waist

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed through a physician-supervised ketogenic nutritional intervention. You can learn more in my video series below:

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  1. Interestingly, the primary presenting symptom for me was unexplained weight loss. That’s an important symptom to not forget too.

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    1. I agree low carbs is good for controlling blood sugar. Fat does not spike blood sugar. So in the SHORT TERM this seems great. Let’s look at the LONG TERM . Fat in cells is a cause of INSULIN RESISTANCE. To reduce INSULIN RESISTANCE. The root of much type 2 Diabetes. Stop adding ANIMAL FAT. LONG TERM REDULTS are lower more sensitive INSULIN RESISTANCE . CHOLESTORAL LOWER so less HEART DISEASE. Studies show this.
      When fats are REDUCED not INCREASED equals less insulin resistance better CARDIOVASCULAR health. The body can with less insulin resistance now take MORE Carbs without sugar spikes. The LONG TERM approach to better Cardiovascular health and less insulin resistance and normal blood sugars. WHOLE FOODS ,LOW FAT, PLANT BASED DIET. Also eliminate SUGAR, OIL, SALT. Totally better health.

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      1. Virta Health

        We have some more resources on the science of insulin resistance here: https://blog.virtahealth.com/reversing-diabetes-101-truth-about-carbs-and-blood-sugar/

        Also, we emphasize that plant-based and low carb are not mutually exclusive. Here’s a guide we have on following a plant-based ketogenic diet: https://blog.virtahealth.com/vegan-vegetarian-low-carb-keto/

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      2. 3 years keto, recovery from diabetes and best cholesterol labs I’ve ever had

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    2. Same for my sister who was diagnosed only after a moderately serious stroke.

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  2. high fat, low carb, moderate protein reversed my pre-diabetes symptoms and is my new lifestyle. I’m never going back. I also feel much better overall – this diet reduce anxiety and depression, as well.

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