Sky Journal of Medicines and Medical Sciences Vol. 5(1), pp. 008-014, March, 2017, Available online, http://www.skyjournals.org/SJMMS

ISSN 2315-8808 ©2017 Sky Journals

 

Full Length Research Paper

A variation on the ‘Paleo’ diet and its potential role in type 2 diabetes control
 

Kim D. Christensen1* and Karen Vieira2

 

1D112503 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Suite 215A, Vancouver, WA, 98684.
29314 Forest Hill Blvd Suite 6, West Palm Beach, FL, 33411.
 

*Corresponding author. E-mail:  kimdchristensen@hotmail.com.  Tel.: 360-448-6353.

 

Accepted  2 March, 2017

 

Abstract

 

In the United States alone, over 29 million individuals have diabetes. Approximately 10% of these individuals have the juvenile (or type 1) form of diabetes, with the remainder being affected by type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is marked by the lack of response to insulin, resulting in diminished glucose uptake by tissues leading to elevated blood glucose. The resulting chronic elevation in blood glucose levels cause numerous diabetes-related complications, including heart attack, stroke, kidney disease and the loss of lower limbs. The available treatment options involve lifestyle changes along with lifelong medication and blood glucose monitoring. With an economic impact of more than $250 billion annually in the US, there is an urgent need for safe and more effective long-term solutions for type 2 diabetes. Dietary modifications are a rapidly-emerging option that may address this need. Therefore, this study examined the effect of a ‘Paleo’ diet on type 2 diabetes. Using A1C levels to determine average glucose levels, type 2 patients were placed on a variation of a ‘paleo’ diet developed by the authors, which is consisted of meat and vegetables, supplemented with nuts, low glycemic fruits, and Apex Supplements. Type 2 diabetic individuals experienced a 0.9% decrease in A1C levels, with 14 out of 17 participant’s A1C levels dropping below the threshold to be considered diabetic. These results highlight the effectiveness of a paleo diet combined with nutritional supplements in reversing type 2 diabetes, and offer a safe and effective treatment option for type 2 diabetes.

Key words: Type 2 diabetes, diabetes, paleo diet, dietary modifications, blood glucose, A1C, A1C levels, diabetic control, diabetes reversal, ADA diet, naturopathic, naturopathic supplements.

 

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