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Diabetes2021-03-07T12:45:29+00:00

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

If you've been recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, you don't have to just accept it and live with it. Take action and put diabetes into remission today!

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  • Full Remission is possible for up to 90% of cases
  • Research proves that excess weight is directly responsible for triggering Type 2 Diabetes in susceptible individuals
  • Even 10% weight reduction over a 5-year timeline can provide remission for a significant number of diabetics

GREAT NEWS: Type 2 Diabetes is no longer a life sentence!

Can Type 2 Diabetes be Cured?

There is no cure for the underlying factors that make individuals susceptible to Type 2 Diabetes - but it can be reversed, providing years of diabetes-free living.

No pills, supplements or shots required.

New research has now proven that excess weight is the number one cause of Type 2 Diabetes in adults. For up to 90% of people, returning to (and maintaining) a healthy body weight can eleviate all symptoms, and put the disease into complete remission. [1]

That means no more glucose testing. No more diabetic diets. No more blood sugar spikes and crashes. And none of the many life-threatening risks that come as the disease progresses.

If returning to an ideal healthy body weight sounds daunting, you should also know that even modest long-term weight loss can still provide a chance of completely reversing the disease.

Weight loss of as little as 10% has been shown to put Type 2 Diabetes into remission for as many as 30% of individuals. [2]

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Don't settle for second-best.

Come experience the most effective and longest-lasting health results of any weight loss program.

There are many methods and options for losing excess weight, but residential weight-loss camp stands as one of the most effective solutions available today. You'll experience faster and longer-lasting results than you ever thought possible.

And when choosing a weight loss camp, few offer the quality and benefits that Weight Crafters provides for the cost. Our personalized, small group training is second-to-none. Our accommodations are comfortable and convenient, with plenty of amenities and privacy. Our daily-prepared meals will completely change the way you think about healthy eating. And our all-inclusive rates mean that you can stop worrying about hidden fees or surprise extras.

There's a reason Weight Crafters was chosen as the best all-around value for a live-in weight loss program in 2021 by Verywell Fit. [3]

If you're ready to say good-bye to diabetes for good, come experience the Weight Crafters difference, and get the jump-start you need!

Weight Loss Camp Before and After

Samantha lost 96lbs at Weight Crafters

"I initially signed up for 4 weeks, as I had a substantial amount of weight to lose and just was looking to get a head start on bettering myself and getting myself on track to start my career. I ended up staying much longer and have returned many times since I left for maintenance.

The trainers were fantastic, although there were other people in the training session I never felt neglected. The food was delicious and the staff was knowledgeable and attentive to everyone's varying needs.

I would recommend this camp for anyone no matter how much weight needed to be lost or how young or old. Very knowledgeable, professional, and caring team."

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 Weight loss camp before and after - Sam lost 96lbs at Weight Crafters

A Better Weight Loss Experience

Fitness reatreat food isn't dull at Weight Crafters - you'll want to make our recipies at home!
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What's Included?

  • Daily group fitness training exercises and activities that will keep you motivated and excited
  • Three deliciously prepared meals per day, guaranteed to change how you think about healthy eating
  • Deep tissue massage therapy to relax away the aches
  • Fully-equipped condo villa with private room and bath, so you can relax in peace and rest up for the day ahead
  • Fun activities around Madeira Beach like kayaking, basketball, tennis and much more
  • Nutritional Counseling and Optional Life Coaching
  • Complete Before-and-After fitness assessment and photoshoot to document your health transformation
  • A 90-day plan to help you stay the course when you return home
  • ...and a whole lot more!

 

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  • The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recognizes Weight Crafters as a Registered Health Studio.
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  • VeryWell Fit rates Weight Crafters as the Best Overall Weight Loss Camp in 2021.
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How Reversing Type 2 Diabetes Works

 

“Type 2 diabetes should no longer be seen as a lifelong disease.”

-Doctor Hajira Dambha-Miller, general practice physician and clinical lecturer at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.

“Type 2 diabetes is now recognised to be a potentially reversible condition with the possibility of long term remission. The sea change of understanding demands a new approach to management, very different from the established expectation of lifetime disease with inevitable progression.”

-Professor Roy Taylor, author of Type 2 diabetes remission: latest evidence for health care professionals

“This reinforces the importance of managing one’s weight, which can be achieved through changes in diet and increasing physical activity. Type 2 diabetes, while a chronic disease, can lead to significant complications, but as our study shows, can be controlled and even reversed.”

-Professor Simon Griffin of the MRC Epidemiology Unit at Cambridge

How Weight Loss puts Type 2 Diabetes into Remission

For some time now, we have known that in those with Type 2 Diabetes, insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas aren’t functioning properly. It was previously believed that these cells were simply dying off.

New research has shown that rather than dying, these beta cells are merely going dormant - and they can be revived and restored to normal operation.

The key was understanding why they were failing to begin with.

To put it simply, excess fat chokes off the ability of the liver and pancreas to maintain glucose and insulin production, respectively.

In a healthy system, the liver processes carbohydrates to produce glucose – the raw energy source your body needs to function. It also converts excess energy into fat, for storage. Insulin produced by the pancreas acts as a restraining agent – helping to normalize how much glucose the liver produces, and regulate the glucose to fat ratio. The result of this balance is a steady, reliable level of glucose in the bloodstream, with any excess being stored for future use.

The problem starts when an excess amount of subcutaneous fat has already been stored up in the body, and caloric intake continues to exceed demand.

Initially, the body prefers to store excess fat in locations just beneath the skin. Your belly, hips, thighs - just about everywhere. Once a signficant amount of fat has been stored in these areas however, the body will start to let fat circulate in the bloodstream - and put it anywhere it can. This includes the major internal organs.

When your body begins storing excess fat in the liver, it becomes insulin resistant. As insulin fails to fully regulate glucose production, blood sugar levels gradually begin to increase beyond desired levels. This triggers the body over time to increase insulin production. The increased insulin actually accelerates the liver's fat production rate. This results in higher blood glucose levels and fat production.

As excess fat continues to clog up the system and circulate in the bloodstream, the fat that reaches the pancreas stresses the beta cells which are responsible for insulin production. These cells react defensively by ceasing insulin production and going into a dormant state.

As more and more beta cells shut down, insulin production slows. When these self-feeding cycles reach a trigger level, diabetes begins to present itself. This entire process is called the twin cycle hypothesis of the aetiology of type 2 diabetes, and was first presented as a possible explanation in 2007.

Reactivating beta cell function is as simple as reducing the fat that causes it to go dormant. [4]

In order to test this theory, researchers performed a series of studies. The first study confirmed a much higher level of fat than was expected in the livers of Type 2 Diabetics. They found fat percentages averaging between 13-16% - much higher than the normal 5% in a healthy liver.

The next step was to cut off all of the excess fat production, reduce weight significantly, and observe the results. To acheive this, a test group was placed on a crash diet of 700 calories per day for a period of 8 weeks.

Within just 7 days, the immediate reduction in liver fat caused insulin to act normally once again, and blood glucose levels began to normalize. [5]

By the end of the first 8 weeks, fat inside the pancreas had decreased, the insulin-producting beta cells were begining to re-awaken and produce insulin again. Within 12 months, many of the test subjects had reached 100% normal insulin production.

Total remission rates (restoration to 100% beta cell function producing insulin) varied, but were significantly tied to the length of time the individual had been living in a diabetic state.

Test subjects who had been only recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes were the most likely to achieve complete recovery. In those who had been diabetic for 10 years or longer, the dormant beta cells weren't nearly as resilient, and fewer were able to successfully reactivate in response to treatment.

Additionally, as the research team continued to monitor study participants, those who failed to reduce their excess body fat sufficiently also failed to achieve or maintain full remission of diabetic symptoms.

The take-away here, is that if you can achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and do so quickly enough after diagnosis, Type 2 Diabetes can be fully reversed and prevented from re-surfacing. But if you regain the weight, it will also return.

The speed at which individuals lost weight is not a prerequisite to success, but ultimately losing a minimum of 10% body weight proved necessary for significant recovery.

Some time after the results of this research were published, a second research team set out to better understand the long-term outcome for study participants. They determined that roughly 30% of those in the study had achieved remission 5 years after the initial study commenced. Those who lost at least 10% body weight and maintained their results were twice as likely to be among that group.

In all of the study results, it was found that the amount of excess weight lost directly correlated with the sucess rate in Type 2 Diabetes remission.

In other words, long-term crash dieting is not as necessary as simply achieving the end goal - and even a modest 10% weight loss goal can dramatically increase your chances of full remission.

A few additional notes - remission is not a cure, and Type 2 Diabetes is not purely tied to obesity.

Remission is not exactly the same as "a cure" - individuals have varying levels of predisposition to developing Type 2 Diabetes that tie to a number of factors including lifestyle and genetic markers. Remission simply means that the body no longer shows any signs of the disease.

Additionally, different people have different fat thresholds. [6] Only 50% of people diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes have a BMI over 30 when their condition is identified. Our bodies have different points at which beta cells will begin to shut down due to damage from excess fat. This is why many morbidly obese people do not express diabetes, while other individuals find themselves pushed over the edge at a BMI in the mid 20's.

Being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes essentially means that because of your unique Personal Fat Threshold, your weight has simply exceeded what your body is capable of handling.

By this logic, if you regain the weight you lost your diabetic condition is virtually guaranteed to re-surface.

Staying within your personal fat threshold will keep Type 2 Diabetes at bay - but exceed that level and it will return.

While this may sound discouraging, keep in mind that it also means you can prevent diabetes from effecting your health simply by maintaining a weight your body can handle.

Indefinitely.

Describing Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is one of the oldest known diseases. Early records of diabetes can be traced to 400 BC. "Mellitus" is the Latin word for honey, and refers to the sweetness of the urine, which provided a test for the disease.

Diabetes mellitus is often present with other diseases such as heart disease or hypertension. The health care cost for persons with diabetes is 2.3 times more than for those without.

Type 2 diabetes (or adult-onset diabetes) makes up 90% of diagnosed cases.

Common Symptoms:

  • Frequent urination
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased hunger
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Blurred vision
  • Itchiness
  • Preipheral neuropathy
  • Fatigue

Type 2 diabetes, formerly known as adult-onset diabetes, is a chronic condition characterized by high blood glucose levels, insulin resistance, and low insulin levels in the body. An increase in thirst, frequent urination, and unexplained weight loss are common symptoms. [7] Additional symptoms include increased appetite, feeling tired and sores that fail to heal.

Often symptoms come on slowly. Heart disease, stroke, diabetic retinopathy (which can lead to blindness), kidney failure, and poor blood flow in the limbs can be long-term complications of high blood sugar levels. [8] Sudden onset hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state may occur, but ketoacidosis is uncommon.

Type 2 diabetes is primarily caused by excess fat which suppresses the function of insulin producing beta cells. Personal fat threshold varies by individual, and certain genetic characteristics can increase risk.

Diabetes is primarily type 2 (90%) with type 1 and gestational diabetes contributing to the remaining 10% of cases. In type 1 diabetes there is a lower total level of insulin to control blood glucose, due to an autoimmune induced loss of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. [9]

Diabetes can be diagnosed through blood tests like fasting plasma glucose, oral glucose tolerance test, or glycated hemoglobin (A1C).

Type 2 diabetes is highly preventable by staying at a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and eating right. Exercise and dietary changes can be helpful in treating this condition. If blood sugar levels are not adequately lowered, the medication metformin is typically recommended. Most people will eventually require insulin injections. Those who take insulin are advised to check their blood sugar levels routinely. Diabetes in obese individuals typically improves through bariatric surgery, as this can often result in significant enough weight loss to reach the personal fat threshold. [10]

With obesity on the rise, rates of type 2 diabetes have increased significantly since 1960. About 392 million people were estimated to have the disease in 2015, compared to 1985 when that figure was around 30 million. [11] Type 2 diabetes occurs most frequently in middle age or older people, although it is becoming more common in younger people as well. [12]

Diabetes type 2 is associated with an average 10 year reduction in life expectancy. [13] This is partly due to a number of complications with which it is associated, including: two to four times the risk of cardiovascular disease, including ischemic heart disease and stroke; a 20-fold increase in lower limb amputations, and increased rates of hospitalizations.

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