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Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines | Sarah Hallberg | TEDxPurdueU

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Can a person be "cured" of Type 2 Diabetes? Dr. Sarah Hallberg provides compelling evidence that it can, and the solution is simpler than you might think. Dr. Sarah Hallberg is the Medical Director of the Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program at IU Health Arnett, a program she created. She is board certified in both obesity medicine and internal medicine and has a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. She has recently created what is only the second non-surgical weight loss rotation in the country for medical students. Her program has consistently exceeded national benchmarks for weight loss, and has been highly successful in reversing diabetes and other metabolic diseases. Dr. Hallberg is also the co-author of www.fitteru.us, a blog about health and wellness. B.S., Kinesiology & Exercise Science, Illinois State University, 1994 M.S., Kinesiology & Exercise Science, Illinois State University, 1996 M.D., Des Moines University, 2002 This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Dorothy Merrell (2 hours ago)
I just started cutting my carbs this morning. I'm only 5 foot 4 inches and weigh 160lbs and I am miserable. I'm hoping by cutting out carbs my osteoarthritis won't hurt as badly. I'm also hoping to keep from getting diabetes.
George (2 hours ago)
My grand mother die at age 93 even though she had diabetes type 2 for many years. She would eat everything but in small portions. Carbs won’t kill you , the amount of food you eat is what can kill you. Once I was on a zero carbs diet, I was in my middle 20’s and training regularly (every day). I stopped that diet when my penes failed to function properly. I was feeling weak and hungry constantly. Few years ago, I tried a vegan lifestyle for a year, at the beginning I felt good but soon I started to feel social isolation, not to say that I spent a lot of money on vegan food which didn’t look so healthy, plus I had to spent a lot of time cooking meals with complicated recipes that I got from the many many books I got for vegan recipes. By the end of that year I ended up taking anti-depressants. I started to eat normal short after I started the medication and things went back to normal. I think it is irresponsible to tell people that they should not eat things just for pushing anti- system ideals and conspiracy theories. I think that the ability to eat almost everything is a big part of what makes us humans, period. We are not cows, we are not lions. We are omnivores for evolutionary reasons.
Jennifer C RN (7 hours ago)
I do agree 100%, however you're missing - like most doctors of the body - the fact that food to some, is like alcohol to the alcoholic. There is a LOT of roundedness from childhood wounds and issues that are not dealt wth and people turn to things for self soothing. Obesity is the other end of the spectrum of anorexia. There s a lot more to it... Love always, Diabetic who would be obese if I didn't watch my self, exercise/stay active, etc. Personal responsibility.
Anyone Iamhere (19 hours ago)
23.5 BMI insulin resistant..so yeah.
Martha Munoz (1 day ago)
Thank you for a great video will share with my family and friends!
pault726 (1 day ago)
Read "It Starts with Food". Same info, essentially. Basis of the Whole 30 'diet. Diet in the sense of "that which you eat", not special way to eat just to quickly lose weight.
Bryan Daley (2 days ago)
Fasting. Fasting. Fasting. It is the best self-healer known to mankind, and one of the most neglected and overlooked 'solutions' - not just for obesity and diabetes - for many ailments. The body goes through a detox phase which is FANTASTIC for you. The cells get a chance to regenerate, and they do amazingly well when given this chance. What is truly amazing is that a VAST majority of doctors don't have degrees in nutrition. Why is this? There is only ONE possible reason: Nutrition is unrelated to health. What other possibility is there?
Tia Turnbull (2 days ago)
It's frustrating to see that the Diabetes Association is recommending diets that cause diabetes. I first heard of this in the documentary "What the health". Thank you to Sarah Hallberg and the truth tellers who are promoting health instead of promoted money making from Pharmaceuticals.
Julianne Savage (2 days ago)
By simply opting for “amazing fivu com” (Google it), you will recover from diabetic issues and set you to a more good life-style. My has been following this program conscientiously for over Fortyfive days. It has been 5 years since he has been using insulin shots. He`s got been a type 2 diabetes patient for six years. His dietary habits get positively altered since he has been a passionate reader and follower of this program.
Ken Wells (2 days ago)
Wow she's awesome.
Chrystal Simon (3 days ago)
I have utilized prednisone as remedy for my pneumonia without knowing that it has risen my blood glucose levels and eventually caused diabetes. At that time, my A1C is 10.1, which is quite high. I read “amazing fivu com” (Google it) - that is basic and simple to understand. I have undergone a retesting 2 months later and also the final result implies that (my A1C had decreased to 6.8 just .3 above normal).
Carlene Mccormick (3 days ago)
By selecting “amazing fivu com” (Google it), you`ll recover from diabetes and set you to a more favourable life style. My has been using this program conscientiously for more than Fortyfive days. It has been five years since he has been using insulin shots. He`s got been a type 2 diabetes patient for 6 years. His eating routine have positively altered since he has been a keen reader and follower of this program.
MrsReese (3 days ago)
I am on 2 insulin...1 once a day, and 1 every time I eat. My confusion, well a big one, is how to start this with that it mind. Do I stop insulin? Best resources to know how to do this?
Lloyd O'Connor (3 days ago)
5 DRAGONS (4 days ago)
Regarding the patient on 300 units a day plus other diabetic medications, ✔Did you reduce her insulin gradually or did you have her get off immediately? ✔What was this patient's regiment everyday ✔How long did this process take? I believe type 2 can be beat, but every story I hear skips around without detail and rarely are there any testimonials of those on 300 units of insulin that beat diabetes😩
Nancy Pattyn (5 days ago)
Exactly. . .
Julie Enslow (5 days ago)
Thank you! I am so tired of fighting, doing what my Dr. tells me to do, then bearing their attitude when I gain weight. Its clear they think I am cheating. But I have not been cheating! Then I give up, seeing doing what they tell me is good for me is making things worse. So I go back to eating whatever I want, and funny thing is - I also stop gaining weight. I have a handful of "friends" that like to laugh at me, so I crossed them off the friends list. I'll Try what Dr. Hallberg suggests now and see what happens.
Dhruv Chāran (5 days ago)
This doctor is indeed different. This video can be a revelation to diabetics. Wow!!
Wenard Rizabal (6 days ago)
If we do not intake carbs then where will we get energy for daily activities?
cheesytoast93 Gaming (6 days ago)
Prediabetic since age 9. Went vegan, lost weight, had got my numbers under perfect control. Now to lose a bit more weight.
Angela Hite (7 days ago)
Excellent discussion
Jan Shegers (7 days ago)
I have no idea how I should replace potatoes from my diet to be honest.
MrChiangching (5 days ago)
@Jan, you can make cauliflower to be the consistency and nearly the same taste as mashed potatoes.
Random myths (7 days ago)
Why isn’t more of the population who eat carbs not have diabetes???? I mean I understand people who abuse sugary pops and candies and cakes. What about the other people who get diabetes who don’t exhibit diet extremes? What is the route cause in the endocrine system that is preventing sufficient insulin manufacturing and utilization.
ScorpDaddy (7 days ago)
So the S part of GPS, does that include fruits and veggies like onions, peppers, etc., that have a natural sugar?
Stacy S (7 days ago)
My blood sugars are better but still not normal. Us there a list of foods recommended for this approach? I don't eat sugars, starchy vegetables, breads or flours of any kind yet I cannot get these blood sugars below at the least 195 no matter what I do. Suggestions?
MrChiangching (5 days ago)
Try fasting.
linda hendrick (7 days ago)
Great information that I shared to my FB page. I have been low carb for 4 months now and lost 35.5 pounds. I also am starting to see a difference in blood glucose levels
DEG00GLEURSELF (8 days ago)
Expect new laws to be enacted to ban any contradiction of the dogma so big ceteal/big pharma can keep on trucking.
Jhin Tak (8 days ago)
Surprised "fruit" wasn't included in GPS but I guess she assumes it's part of the sugar category.
sciamhach (2 days ago)
*whole* fruit is a different sort of thing. The fiber to sugar ratio causes a particular reaction in the body, it's not treated the same way as, say, a candy bar. There's a video here called "Sugar: The Bitter Truth" from Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology. It's a long video, but well worth watching because he gives clear and concise reasoning and science.
Tom Ardans (8 days ago)
So after all the howling ridicule, turns out Dr. Atkins was right.
Michelle Tsuchiya (8 days ago)
But what about sweet potatoes? They seem to help me
bgregg55 (8 days ago)
Dr. Sarah needs to write a book.
bgregg55 (8 days ago)
Had I not proved it to myself, I'd say this was nuts. But it's absolutely true. Lost 57 1/2 lbs & stopped all meds but omeprazole, which I'm tapering off of.
Jhin Tak (8 days ago)
bgregg55 what was your daily carb limit?
kostar500 (9 days ago)
So true.
Robert Orton (9 days ago)
Just like cigarettes were advertised as being good for you in the 50s and 60s the drug companies today have a whole range of "medicine" specifically designed to extract money from your wallet every day for the rest of your life.
Khalid Abdulla (9 days ago)
Don't forget intermittent fasting as well...
Rosalinda Moses (9 days ago)
Checking out “amazing fivu com” (Google it) will allow you to recover from diabetes and get a healthy lifestyle. My has been using this plan religiously for more than 45 days. He has been dependent to insulin for several years in his 6 year long struggle against type two diabetes. His eating routine get favorably changed since he has been a keen reader and follower of this plan.
Sandra Fisher (10 days ago)
Michael Rogers (11 days ago)
I'm a type 2 diabetic for 3 years. I saw this video in late March and immediately started a low carb diet with zero cheat days. Today on 8/6/2018 I went for my 1st physical since February and my A1C dropped from 10 to 6.8 and I weighed in 36.6 lbs less than my weigh in in February. Thank you for the video Sarah. My Dr. asked me to share it with him and I have . This really works.
Theresa Cardinali (11 days ago)
My Dr. simply had me go off wheat and all grains even gluten free bread, including rice brown or white, and corn all sugars except stevia, I could only eat dark skinned Berrys , no raisins or dried fruit for 6 months and at the end I was no longer pre-dibetic. success !
thejmack24 (12 days ago)
Love this presentation, thank you for sharing.
nathan (12 days ago)
im always perplexed why smart people would talk to a smart audience as if they were talking to pre school children.
Jhin Tak (8 days ago)
nathan cuz YouTube.
Christopher (12 days ago)
This woman is following GUIDELINES which contradicts the title of this video!
Randy Cross (13 days ago)
Thank You...Great Video. Great Truth. God Bless Dr. Sarah Hallberg...and Dr Robert Atkins. He was demonized for 50 years.
Lord Byron (13 days ago)
Reversing Diabetes starts with not harming any living beings!
Rob Widdicombe (14 days ago)
Inspiring lady who I think is about to change my life!
Hayrider Hayrider (14 days ago)
Keep them sick keep making money....healthy population is no good for the pharmaceutical companies. Follow the money
Anne H (15 days ago)
uhm.... is there a talk by a nutritional scientist on this subject?
Mark Chapmon (15 days ago)
Ok, so my doctor said my diabetes was getting worse and insulin shots would be next. Then, I came across this TEDxand, "THANKS!!!" My friends wonder what happened to me. I've lost 30 pounds and dropped 100 points off my average blood sugar number in about 3 months. {BTW, I mostly disregarded the exercise part and still got these results.} The doctor just halved my meds and said a couple more points off my A1C and I won't be classified as diabetic anymore. I refer everyone who mentions the word diabetes to this TED talk. God bless you.
Arthur Vaka (16 days ago)
Hi my name is Arthur. On the 28th of May, I weighed in at 101kgs. On the 26th of July, I weighed in at 87kgs, and the weight just continuesto drop. On the 27th of July. I visited my doctor to go over my blood test, from which I did on the 26th. As confirmed by my doctor. My type 2 diabetes is reversed, and I am no longer on medication. I have been struggling with type 2 diabetes for well over 20 years. To come to the point in my life, and to be free from diabetes is a blessing, and a miracle from God. it's only been done in such a short time of two months. Thank you God for the Ketogenic lifestyle change.
Norma Mimosa (16 days ago)
Lost me at "obesity is a disease." Self-induced maladies are not diseases.
cracker xxx (16 days ago)
i cut all the carbs i could and within 6 months blood glucoe levels were normal. doctor said to keep taking the metformin, i didnt and levels are in the normal range. it took some getting used to but its better than sick
Alex Cantu (16 days ago)
I did it I reversed my diabetes, I removed the carbs, starches, fruits, and anything that has or becomes sugars from my diet. Basically I did a KETO or KETO like diet, and went from a 14 A1C to a 5.4 A1C in 3 months.
Joseph Seraile (16 days ago)
Wow!! Thanks so much for this video. Is it ok to eat red beans?
Bill Potter (16 days ago)
From my own experience, I can endorse this presentation. After being diagnosed with Diabetes 2 in 2013, I was fortunate to have a doctor who had worked with the diabetes team at Newcastle University and who ordered me onto a crash diet. I lost 35Kg in 12 months but the diabetes had gone into remission much earlier. This all happened 5 years ago and it is still working although I sometimes struggle to keep the weight down. I will be trying this ultra-low carb diet as soon as I clear it with my own doctor as I believe it should be done under medical supervision. Thank you, Dr Hallberg, for the lecture.
Shelley E (17 days ago)
Brilliant! Thank you!
Glad I stopped my Metformin..
B m.h (18 days ago)
So I researched after reading this and I'm wondering: Is she recommending the "Keto diet" ?
Wrestling Favourites (19 days ago)
I have lost trust in American they do anything to make money !!!
robert lalonde (19 days ago)
she is a very good talker, enjoyable to listen to.
Georgia Spencer (19 days ago)
What about eating whole fruits? They contain sugar AND vitamins?
tnwanda1963 (19 days ago)
AARON DIMAANDAL (20 days ago)
Vikas Gupta (20 days ago)
Thanks Google for showing this video in my feed. I have recently become prediabetic (HBA1C = 6) but looks like I found this video at the right time. I wish I could go back in time and save my grandmother who suffered a lot due to diabetes.
Uncle D (20 days ago)
That was awesome thanks alot
Kekkai (20 days ago)
I love the content of this video but I do have one piece of criticism to levy against it. Why do they advise people presenting these talks to be so over-animated? It doesn't come across well for most of them, the whole move your hands a lot, wave your body in the air, dance around and engage the audience at all costs. I find myself engaged by the content, and sure, you don't want the person to just stand there and never move but this video seems to take it too far in the other direction to the point where you wonder why is she doing that?
Toughnut (21 days ago)
I bet Trump does something to encourage carbs in our diets. Look what he is doing with the EPA. Just right out in the open cutting regulations that keep us safe. Republicans have gone off of the rails. Democrats are weak. America is screwed.
Toughnut (21 days ago)
Cutting carbs really does lower blood sugar. And you'll lose weight fast. 10 lbs a week. Just stick to 20 grams of net carbs: carbs - fiber = net carbs. Fiber is a good carb so you can subtract it.
Lack of Focus (21 days ago)
As I watch this I'm eating six (seriously!) bags of chips from the vending machine because the burrito truck didn't show up today. Time to make a change.
Awake n Aware (21 days ago)
You hit it right on the nail.
Kekkai (21 days ago)
My concern with lowering carbs to 20 grams of day is the difficulty in getting vitamins and nutrients that are required. Blueberries, cucumbers, tomatoes, other fruits and vegetables. I am, for example, genetically predisposed to Hashimoto's and for me very low carb can be dangerous. I try to avoid eating white flour, sugar rice, eating these things only exceedingly rarely but I do get more than 20 grams of carbs each day from whole food vegetable sources. I see my keto friends eating lots of bacon and pork rinds and I know that this is not healthy because processed meats have been implicated in numerous health issues. They criticize me for the 1/4 cup of chickpeas (that I soak and cook myself at home) that go into my big salad and everybody ends up thinking that the other person is doing it wrong. I would love some guidance in this regard. Is low carb fine or does it have to be low carb to the point of ketosis? I eat 40-60 grams of carbs a day overall but I'm constantly told by my keto advocate friends that this is too much. Also, and this is a personal thing, I really like to have coffee once a day and artificial sweeteners taste terrible. What is the solution for sweetening one's morning coffee without using chemical or artificial sweeteners? And please don't say Stevia, I think it tastes terrible and I've tried to get used to it. My solution is generally raw honey, again once a day, but I'm told that this is not acceptable.
thebaconsnake (21 days ago)
Most people following a standard Western diet don't get close to the recommended amount of daily fibre. Don't underestimate the importance of feeding your gut microflora - the effect of their metabolic process on human biochemistry is only just being understood. Collecting carbs into one big group and demonising the whole group because refined sugar is damaging is a mistake. A plant based diet can demonstrably reduce diabetes - there's plenty of evidence to support this - but much less risky. The Low Carb advocates I meet just up their intake of meat and dairy.
Thomas Ruggiero (22 days ago)
Excellent.....Thank you!!
Ellen (22 days ago)
It always amazes me to speak to people who have diabetes, and they repeatedly tell me how the dietician says they can have 5 carbs at each meal and there is no talk of reversing the diabetes, only how to manage it. Thank you so much for some sanity in this crazy so called "health care" system we are in!
Familha Gaudir (23 days ago)
Here is the miracle cure people do not want : Every day, eat less so you lose weight. For the rest of your life, eat less. Track calories and eat fewer of them. Problem solved for 85%+ of T2 diabetics... if they stick to that. But they won't. Because they prefer to keep eating too much. Their choice, their consequences. Bye bye toes, eyesight, life.
Vernon Turner (23 days ago)
Do I eat chili three times a day ?
MJ Teems (24 days ago)
Isn't eating healthy a choice?
mark bowlds (24 days ago)
SHE IS SO WRONG!! She is NOT an MD. Please watch videos: Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, and Dr. Neal Barnard, just to name a few doctors. This woman will kill you, please ignore her advice. Please do your own research before you endanger your health or the health of others.
steven herrold (24 days ago)
i heard on tv that before 1920 the medical profession had no way to treat it. people had to live with it and die now i hear that they are closing in on a cure oh the wonders of science bioengineering might create the first human 0.20 in the year 2136
Hmm. Looks at all the woowoo in the comments. [Deletes vid.]
Matt Bridges (25 days ago)
Amazing.. Thank you.
Manuel Carmo (25 days ago)
Plant based foods, are the only ones that do not cause; gout, diabetes, cardiac problems, etc!............................................................ Save yourself and the planet !!!
John Gambrell (25 days ago)
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John Robinson (26 days ago)
Eating a lot of carbs really is a disease condition waiting to happen.
beanfeast57 (20 days ago)
Really? Tell that to the Chinese. (Not the current generation of course, they're now as hooked on the 'western diet' of burgers and fries as much as we are, sadly.)
John Robinson (26 days ago)
But don't their eating habits cause insulin resistance in the first place? If so, this falsifies her "they are not to blame" opinion.
The Clever (26 days ago)
I took my A1C from over 11 to 6.2 for the last 2 years by eating high fiber foods among other foods that naturally lower blood sugar levels. I take 5mg glipizide extended release. I also cut my cholesterol by more than half along with my bad cholesterol and triglycerides. Just use google and you too can maintain reasonable 1C levels
Maureen Hennessy (27 days ago)
More nonsense. Doctors cannot agree on dietary advice because they don’t learn nutrition in med school. Carbs are essential for good health and brain function. See Forks Over Knives or Dr. John McDougall for correct information. Entire populations in China, Japan and South America thrive on potatoes, rice and natural vegetables and fruits. Avoid animal products, added sugars, oils and salts. Her patients will still get heart attacks and strokes.
KerrySaidWhat (27 days ago)
She is right, and I love her passion. This is instruction from a doctor who has enjoyed actually helping her patients get well.
Linda Valdeen (27 days ago)
Diabetes is to have burned out the pancreas consuming too much sugar... The solution is simple: STOP EATING SUGAR...
Bill Brankin (27 days ago)
The really frustrating fact is that your information will KILL PEOPLE in the long term. Nothing you suggest in this video will CURE diabetes just make it easier managed. Your are literally suggesting the keto diet but by dancing your way around the point. Humans evolved using carbs for energy not ketones, which are acidic and put far too much strain on organs. The only diet known to REVERSE diabetes without massivley increasing the risks for many many other chronic illnesses. No intellegent person would listen to the ADA but then no intelligent person would listen to you either. If you want to be taken seriously then compare your suggested diet to a whole food plant based diet then dissect the results to show a balanced arguement between two arguements that have proven positive results.
Bill Brankin (5 days ago)
Suz V2017 if you feel like blindly following others without a second thought then that's your choice. However those among us that have the ability to think for themselves have the right to investigate what's being said and when it's proven to be false also have the right to spread that information. You talk about me needing to be a doctor the fact of the matter is you have so little knowledge about the subject matter you don't even know which experts you should turn to for the answers. Doctors do not need to study nutrition as part of their qualifications. So my point to you would be if you can barely spell, let alone think critically for yourself then perhaps you should leave the commenting to those willing to spend the time and energy to investigate what is being said. Remember just because it's a TEDx talk does not mean it's factual.
Suz V2017 (6 days ago)
If you're a Doctor mebbe you should put that in your name. Or let us know the institution where you trained as a Doctor. If you're not a Doctor or medically trained then hush, you have nothing to say.
Bill Brankin (20 days ago)
Vikas Gupta she might not use the word keto anywhere in her talk but the basis of the diet is ketosis. The fact she hides that only magnifies the fact she's being dishonest and knows what she is saying is BS.
Vikas Gupta (20 days ago)
She is suggesting fats not keto
Pmakiie Demon (25 days ago)
Thank you! So true.
Howard Fortyfive (28 days ago)
Well well well just as I've suspected the last 25yr+. MDs don't wanna cure ya.. just ain't no $$ in it. Just like Big Pharma. Sugar corn syrup high fructose sweetener & the liars of Monsanto with their Frankenstein seeds. It's all a SCAM 2 keep us sick. When the Revolution comes guess who's getting it 1st?
Aaron Evens (29 days ago)
I agree but what about fruit? I always get stuck here. My one criticism of keto.
Suz V2017 (6 days ago)
fruit is full of sugar. Stick with berries if you're diabetic. All doctors in England say that.
SundaysChild1966 (27 days ago)
seems like a small amount of berries is allowed, but then again, it depends upon how many grams of carbs you are allowing yourself in a day, right?
Travis Brewer (29 days ago)
Explains why stripping starch from my diet controlled my type 2 diabetes.
GoldandPinkLight (1 month ago)
She's not completely correct that we don't need carbs. There are numerous studies that show low carb can damage the thyroid. I'm not saying eat high carb, I'm just saying some amount of moderation is necessary.
Matt Lauer (1 month ago)
This woman is a DO not an MD. Why don't these clowns fix this already instead of deleting my feedback. This can be easily confirmed.
7316bobe (1 month ago)
Did not like the presenter. I scrolled her up and just listened to the presentation information. Her diet said no grains, no potatoes, no sugar. I think that not having sugar would push the need for insulin down. I think that more needs to be done along these diet lines before we can say that this is a Type 2 Diabetes "cure". If it was as simple as the presenter says back in 2015 then every body would be cured of Type 2 Diabetes by now in 2018.
Brian (1 month ago)
I just got diagnosed with diabetes. I’m not overweight and it’s a genetic thing. I’ve spent days doing research and I really feel like the ADA, Food, Drug industries work in a loop. I know it’s complete speculation but it truly looks like a Diabetes factory to get 500 to 1100.00 bucks from single insulin prescriptions. I immediately quit smoking and have changed eating habits dramatically but I am going to try this woman’s way of doing things. Having this scares me and i see too many people with horrible conditions because of it.
wade tanner (1 month ago)
The Mastering Diabetes people get the same results cutting out process foods , sugars, all meats and very low on fats. They eat whole foods : Plenty of fruits and vegetables, some whole grains. They use stuff like hemp protein and flax seeds for omega -3's.
Jose Peixoto (1 month ago)
IF THIS TRUE.....GODAMMMM...the GOVs are the enemy????!!!!!! Well, Reagan said so...
Is a bell (1 month ago)
Great information

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