Opinion

The Critical Relationship Between Diabetes and Leg Amputations, By Mukaila Kareem

The mantra about “exercise is medicine” is true but it lies in understanding the various metabolic pathways by which the body burns energy substrates, as opposed to counting calories and taking advantage of other functions of contracting muscles, which are separate and apart from the conventional locomotor apparatus of the…
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Opinion

Long Term Insulin Injections Worsen Type 2 Diabetes, By Mukaila Kareem

With chronic physical inactivity and excessive feeding, the muscle cells have inherent ability to “resist” the action of insulin and shut off glucose entrance, leaving excessive amounts of both insulin and glucose in the blood stream - a condition called insulin resistance. So, the road to diabetes starts with the…
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Opinion

Understanding the Keys to Reversing Type 2 Diabetes, By Mukaila Kareem

...I agree with the initial effectiveness of severe calorie restriction and intermittent fasting as short-term interventions in diabetic reversal. For overweight and obese individuals, it's far easier to reduce food intake by 1,000 calories per day for several weeks than trying to burn 1,000 calories on the treadmill everyday. Historical…
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