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Deep Dive on Diabetes for Practitioners


I am so excited to share this Facebook Live and THESE POWERFUL PEARLS of functional medicine with you. At SAFM we honor that scientific knowledge is always evolving. That’s why we regularly revise our content in light of new research findings.

This information is CRITICAL for ALL practitioner modalities.

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Are you confident in your metabolic dysfunction knowledge?

Although you may already be a savvy practitioner, I am certain you will learn something new in this video. You’ll walk away with pages of notes and practical pearls you can use in your practice right away.

Here are some of the things we’ll be discussing:

  • The #1 lab marker that could turn the tide on the Type 2 Diabetes epidemic.
  • Surprising Root Causes that have Nothing to do with Diet
  • The keto craze and the fasting fad. As usual, the Devil is in the detail!
  • A low carb diet may drive Up blood sugar. Huh? Yes! Do you know why?
  • To fat or not to fat for diabetes? An important catch-22 about increasing good quality fats for diabetics.
  • The Resistance continues: from Insulin to Leptin!
  • Are the Microbes in charge again on this one too? Dis-ease begins in the gut yet again!
  • “You can eat a perfect diet, exercise regularly, and ______ can still cause early death.” (and often, Type 2 Diabetes!)
  • Downstream disease: Kidneys, Eyes, Neurons, and then the Liver! Alas, a classic downward spiral.
  • Remedies that work! Even better than medication (true data, not hype).

Thank you ALL for participating and sharing your inspiring comments, learning, and virtual hugs!

With warmth, love, and gratitude to you for sharing your gifts with so many –

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139 Questions for “Deep Dive on Diabetes for Practitioners”

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  1. 20
    Lolly Brilliant says:

    Loved about large muscle and type 2

  2. 19
    Fonda Neal says:

    Doctors definitely do not mention the B12 deficiency as the side effect of Metformin. In fact, my mother’s PCP does not run a B12 lab on her every 3 months when he runs her labs. The neurologist (who diagnosed her dementia back in February) was the person who ran her B level and discovered she was low so put her on a B supplement but said it was due to the dementia. What?! Thanks Tracy. You are a blessing! 🙂

  3. 18
    Karen Kennedy says:

    I liked the pearl of testing fasting insulin. Thanks for your talk. I hope I win a spot in your class! It sounds great.

  4. 17
    Neha Campbell says:

    Loved to here about the connection amongst all the body parts dealing with diabetes and the external factors that link as well!

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    Margaret Reinold says:

    I am so very impressed by what I heard to day. Although I am a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and I am also taking my MS through IHCU, I was astounded by the “pearls” of information that were offered today – as simple as how diabetes affects the legs first, so it’s important not to sit so much! Simple information that I can offer my clients. I want to be able to help my clients with this horrific – but curable – disease. Thank you for making my day! You are incredible and inspiring! 🙂

  6. 15
    Birgit says:

    Hello SAFM,
    this conversation is so important and as always, you are covering so many things, it is hard to pick one. I was struck by the fact that insuline resistance starts in the legs, as we don’t walk and move our legs enough sitting. Simple fact, big impact and easy to explain to our patients.

    Love it, keep it going, would love to check out your deep dive!



  7. 14
    Shelley Thomas says:

    Today’s discussion was particularly helpful for me. There were a gazillion pearls, but I particularly found the interconnectivity between PCOS and T2D very interesting. I’ve never know why the former makes you higher risk for the latter. I also thought it was interesting to hear your rationale for preferentially recommending the Fasting Glucose test to A1Cs as the better of the two. I plan to listen to the entire talk again. Well done!

  8. 13
    Lucy Bhalla says:

    There are so many pearls, what struck me most is “You can eat a perfect diet, exercise regularly, and stress can still cause early death.”
    Thank you very much for another very insightful webinar!

  9. 12
    tina McCaffrey says:

    Thanks for the FB live. The pearl that links Hypothyroid and insulin resistance.

  10. 11
    kevin davis says:

    Diabetes starting in the leg muscles

  11. 10
    Jennifer Quartano says:

    This was really fascinating, but the most interesting thing I learned was the association between fasting insulin and elevated blood pressure down the line. Thank you!

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    Corinna van der Eerden says:

    Hi Tracy and team, thank you for this great FB live! What fascinated me most was the part about insulin levels during the three phases that lead up to diabetes. That in phases of earlier insulin resistance fasting blood sugar might even be low because there is so much insulin that it reduces any sugar/carbs eaten at once. That those people get lots of problems when they don’t eat“enough“ carbs (light meals or a detox), feel dizzy, bring food everywhere because they feel they are dependent on food. Fasting Insulin will be elevated at this moment! And that you should check this to prevent diabetes be aware of people who have low blood sugar when they don’t eat a diet that supports low blood sugar!

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    Tammy Cairns says:

    So fascinating! So much more to diabetes than I was aware of. Doing the deep dive to reversing diabetes 101 now.

  14. 7
    Andrea Ramirez says:

    I love the pearl of insulin resistance starting in the legs. So simple and elegant. Thank you!

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    Linda Noel says:

    Thank you for speaking to the issue of ketogenic diet and IF. It is NOT sustainable for me either. It is great to know that there are other means which work just as well.

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    Fonda Neal says:

    I second Margaret’s question as I am in the exact same boat. My mother and sister both have Type 2 Diabetes so I am listening in to gain knowledge to better support them. I am trying to start my own natural health coaching business.

  17. 4
    Sara Rab says:

    The reason for refraining from alcohol finally get an explanation to me. Another pearl is that insulin resistance starts in the kegs. Thank you for an amazing webinar.

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    Lindsey Fisher says:

    What great information in the webinar today. I am currently a health/wellness coach and DM educator in the Charlotte, NC area and am researching options for continued education/certification in holistic health. I would love the opportunity to join the SAFM program!!

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    Ju-Ann Phoa says:

    I found it fascinating that insulin resistance begins in the legs! Also one can get fatty pancreas! Many pearls but these stood out for me.

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    Margaret Reinold says:

    I cannot get over all the pearls that are being offered on this Facebook Live! My Heart is so full! This is what I’ve been wanting to learn for quite some time. Unfortunately, I am unable to pay for courses right now, as I am currently paying off another student debt. I wish I had known about this school prior to the one I now owe.

    I want so much to help Women who are struggling with their weight and type 2 diabetes in their 50s+. I am currently a Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and this school would work so well for me.

    Do you offer scholarships at all?

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