About the Study

Type 2 Diabetes occurs when the body can no longer produce enough insulin to control blood sugar (glucose). This happens because the pancreas, which makes and secretes the insulin, starts to fail. Pancreatic failure is due to the overload of fuels, both fat and glucose. The only way to reverse this problem is to deplete the excess fat and glucose from the pancreas. Although weight loss is helpful, it is also difficult. It may be possible to treat diabetes just by changing the composition of the diet. This study will determine if a low-fat diet or a low-sugar/starch diet is effective at depleting pancreas fat and restoring pancreas function and insulin secretion. All food is provided for 12 weeks.


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