Reversing type 2 diabetes [is fat the biggest problem?]

Every week I am attending a class for preventing diabetes. It is a little late for that for me, I no longer have “pre-diabetes” but full-fledged type 2 diabetes.

This week in addition to talking about recording everything we eat, we also talked about fat and fat grams. One thing that I learned that was new to me was that a fat gram is worth 9 calories. A carb gram is 4 calories. I talk more about this in tonight’s video.

I also ended up with 59 fat grams today. I had 52 when I did the video but I had some veggie straws that added 7 grams of fat to my total. I am okay with that mostly because I typically have close to 100 fat grams on a daily basis. Keeping at my goal of 55 grams or fewer per day should be a lot easier if I keep myself very aware of it.

That is another key factor in losing weight and reversing type 2 diabetes—awareness! Not only being aware of the amount you are eating but the fat content in the food.

Watch the video and let me know what you think. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments below.

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Karin Nauber is a professional journalist who has worked in the newspaper business for the past 25 years. She is also a grandmother who, along with her spouse, is raising one of their granddaughters. Karin has nine grandchildren with whom she enjoys spending as much time as possible. Karin also was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 13 years ago and has faced many challenges with the disease. If you would like to contact her, please do so at karin@diabeteshealthnuts.com.

6 thoughts on “Reversing type 2 diabetes [is fat the biggest problem?]

  1. Thanks for sharing a veey good article with us all here. I really have to say that i found itto be a very interesting read indeed. Its always one of those topics tha i have never looked ito that much quite simply because i find it pretty scary.♥ But i didnt actually realise it was reversible.

    1. I thank you for the comments. I hope you will visit again, Kwidzin!

      Thank you for visiting our site and we hope you will stop back soon!

      To our health,
      Karin 🙂

  2. Thank you for writing your article. I seek to find people who value eating right to keep our goals in check by research reliable information to lose weight and support viewers with type 2 diabetes. The education to provide awareness is a key factor in introducing our content with simple steps to integrate our daily activities following our examples. As a meal prep planner/advisor, I create eco printable meal plans providing research assessments for anyone to get quality ingredients at a reasonable price. If you like my feedback, send me a Facebook Freind Requests at Meal Plan Press.

    1. I appreciate your comments and for visiting our website. Eating wholesome and nutritious foods is key to helping many areas of our life. Many of the foods we eat cause unnecessary inflammation which can lead to a plethora of other health conditions, aches and pains!

      Thank you for your offer of meal prep/planners and advice. 

      Thank you for visiting our site and we hope you will stop back soon!

      To our health,
      Karin 🙂

  3. Hi Karin, thank you for your review and for sharing your experience with us! 

    I’m sorry to hear that you have diabetes. Your comments about fat content are insightful. 

    I will be passing this information to my cousin who is diabetic–thank you again for taking the time to share this information!

    I strongly feel that a balanced diet is important i.e ( fish, veggies and meat) and everyone’s diet is different. 

    Do keep on the walking exercises as it has done me wonders as well.

    Look after yourself and keep safe.



    1. Hi Ghoshrobin!

      There are so many points of view surrounding type 2 diabetes and its causes and cures. There is so much left to be learned, but from the two doctors that I follow on this topic, I truly do believe type 2 can be reversed and that the many things that are potential “side effects” of type 2 diabetes can be thwarted.

      Yes, I do enjoy walking and riding a bike and do them as I am able to.

      Thank you for visiting our site and we hope you will stop back soon!

      To our health,
      Karin 🙂

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