If you suffer from obesity or have been diagnosed with type-2 diabetes or prediabetes, it’s important that you take action immediately to avoid long-term health problems. We have helped thousands of people safely get off their medications for type-2 diabetes—and for high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Not only will you save thousands of dollars on medication while improving your health, you’ll also look and feel better after losing your extra weight!
Obesity and type-2 diabetes go hand-in-hand. Solve both problems at The Hernried Center.
Along with obesity, type-2 diabetes is a widespread problem in America, and the two diseases are often referred to as the twin epidemics because they appear together so frequently.
- Type-2 diabetes is 20 times more likely to occur in adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 35+.
- Nearly 90% of those living with type-2 diabetes are overweight or obese.
The relationship between obesity and type-2 diabetes involves a process called insulin resistance. Insulin, a chemical produced by the pancreas, allows your cells to either use sugar (glucose) for energy or store it for later use. If you eat high-carbohydrate foods, the amount of sugar in your blood increases, and your body responds by producing extra insulin in order to handle it. After prolonged exposure to high levels of insulin, your cells will lose their sensitivity to it, leading to insulin resistance.
Medications for type-2 diabetes come with a host of problems, including weight gain. Say goodbye!
While medications can help treat type-2 diabetes, they often include side effects and inconveniences, like weight gain. Also, while you may only need mild medications to start, most people will require more rigorous treatment (such as insulin injections) as their condition progresses. By completing our weight-loss program, the vast majority of people can avoid the potential negative spiral of type-2 diabetes medications, which often include:
- Weight gain
- Digestive problems such as nausea and diarrhea
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Elevated risk of heart failure
- Bone fractures
- Yeast infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Low blood pressure
- Pancreas damage
- High prescription costs
- Daily injections
Don’t risk serious medical conditions by ignoring your type-2 diabetes.
When your cells resist insulin at sufficient levels (called type-2 diabetes), they cannot efficiently use sugar for energy, which leads to an accumulation of sugar in your blood. High blood sugar levels can damage both large and small blood vessels, potentially causing:
- Eyesight problems (retinopathy), which can cause blindless
- Kidney disease (nephropathy), which can lead to kidney failure and dialysis
- Nerve damage (neuropathy), which can cause a burning sensation and ulcers in your legs
- Heart attack
Minimize your risk for these long-term consequences by seeking treatment at The Hernried Center!
Beating type-2 diabetes isn’t just possible. We do it every day at The Hernried Center.
We know of two scientifically verified techniques that effectively treat type-2 diabetes without drugs: weight loss and nutritional ketosis.
At The Hernried Center, we use both techniques to maximize your potential for diabetic remission.
For people on our program, we often see blood sugar levels normalize within a few weeks, with many patients reducing or eliminating their diabetes medications shortly thereafter. We’ve also documented significant improvements in our patients’ blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels. For more detail, see our comprehensive review of Hernried Center patient charts below.
Real data from real patients who said “no” to diabetes and took back their health.
We wanted to see the numbers behind the life-changing stories at The Hernried Center, so we compiled the data from 267 qualifying charts of diabetic and prediabetic patients. After comparing their numbers before and after completion of the weight-loss phase of our program, we were astonished and inspired by the results. First, here’s some terminology you’ll need to know:
- HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) – A measurement that indicates average blood sugar over a few months. Active blood sugar levels fluctuate frequently, so this measurement gives our doctors a more accurate assessment of your diabetes.
- TG (triglycerides) – A type of fat in your blood that, at high levels, increases your risk of heart disease.
- BMI (body mass index) – A weight-to-height ratio that designates healthy body composition in most adults.
- SBP (systolic blood pressure) – The first number in a blood pressure reading that measures pressure when your heart beats.
- DBP (diastolic blood pressure) – The second number in a blood pressure reading that measures pressure when your heart rests between beats.
Prediabetic Patient Data
Average change in key health indicators by patients who started our program with prediabetic blood sugar levels:
- HbA1c levels dropped from an average score of 7.9% to an average of 6.1%
- Total weight lost was 56.8 lbs.
- BMI reduced from 37.9 to 28.8
- Waist size decreased by 8.4 in.
- TG levels decreased by 30%
- SBP dropped from 128.1 to 116.6
- DBP dropped from 74.9 to 69.1
Diabetic Patient Data
Average change in key health indicators by patients who started our program with type-2 diabetes:
- HbA1c levels are now less than 6.5% for most patients
- Total weight lost was 59.7 lbs.
- BMI reduced from 40.3 to 30.9
- Waist size decreased by 8.7 in.
- TG levels decreased by 32%
- SBP dropped from 133.9 to 119
- DBP dropped from 73.5 to 68.6
Finally, for both groups combined, we saw a 22% average reduction in cholesterol medications and a 67% average reduction in blood pressure medications.
Need more proof that our program can reverse type-2 diabetes? No problem—science is on our side.
Unfortunately, many physicians and professional medical organizations still abide by the outdated low-fat diet recommendations for managing diabetes. But at The Hernried Center, we don’t want to manage your diabetes—we intend to reverse it! And modern scientific research supports nutritional ketosis as the most effective diet for losing weight without hunger, increasing insulin sensitivity and achieving diabetic remission.
Here are some facts from studies and articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals (citations below):
- Over an 8-week period, those who ate a ketogenic diet lost 9.7% of their body fat, while those on a low-fat diet lost just 2.1%.1
- In addition to weight loss and controlling blood sugar levels, ketogenic diets improve triglyceride levels, HDL, abdominal circumference and blood pressure levels.1
- Losing 100 lbs. or more on a ketogenic diet is not uncommon.1
- Eric Westman, MD, an associate professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine has used the ketogenic diet as a first-line therapy for obesity and type-2 diabetes for over a decade with great results.1
- After 1 year, patients on a ketogenic diet reduced their HbA1c from 7.6 to 6.3% (borderline normal), lost 12% of their body weight and reduced their diabetes medication.2
- 94% of patients reduced or stopped their insulin use.2
- All patients stopped sulfonylures, a class of aggressive diabetes medications that can damage the pancreas.2
- At 1 year, most participants maintained sub-diabetes blood sugar levels with zero or mild medications.2
- No patients experienced any adverse health effects on the ketogenic diet, such as ketoacidosis or erratic blood sugar levels.2
- While 89.3% of participants were taking at least one diabetes medication at the start of the study, 56.8% of those participants reduced or eliminated at least one medication after 10 weeks on a ketogenic diet.3
- In contrast to current intensive pharmaceutical management strategies, ketogenic diets produced positive results with less use of medication and substantial weight loss.3
1 Abbasi, J. Interest in the Ketogenic Diet Grows for Weight Loss and Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2018 Jan 16;319(3):215-17.
2 Hallberg, S.J., McKenzie, A.L., Williams, P.T. et al. Diabetes Ther (2018).
3 McKenzie AL, Hallberg SJ, Creighton BC, Volk BM, Link TM, Abner MK, Glon RM, McCarter JP, Volek JS, Phinney SD. A Novel Intervention Including Individualized Nutritional Recommendations Reduces Hemoglobin A1c Level, Medication Use, and Weight in Type 2 Diabetes. JMIR Diabetes 2017;2(1):e5.