Diabetes

About Diabetes

The Low Carb Diabetes Association is named for the most scientifically proven diet designed to prevent diabetes and control all types of diabetes. However, the LCDA advocates a much more comprehensive integrative diabetic protocol, which we have named “The Eight Essentials”®.

DIABETES BASICS

TYPE 1 DIABETES

There are two main forms of Type 1 Diabetes: Juvenile Onset and Latent Auto-­‐Immune Diabetes of the Adult (LADA). About 5-­‐10% of diabetes is Type 1, although in the world-­‐wide diabetes epidemic, Type 1 cases are also increasing.

TYPE 2 DIABETES

The cause of Type 2 diabetes is insulin resistance. What is insulin resistance? Well, we need to start with the pancreas first, a long, narrow organ that sits behind the stomach. The pancreas has two main functions: make digestive enzymes

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