July 19, 2012….Obesity and Low Vitamin D leads to Type 2 Diabetes. (Those who follow Metabolism or Diabetes Miracle have known this for years). Researchers: Your Sequence of Events is Not Quite Right.


This is the way it goes when connecting the dots between obesity, low levels of Vitamin D, and type 2 diabetes:

Over 60% of people who struggle with their weight and/or are obese have a genetic predisposition to insulin imbalance. They have midline fat deposits (belly fat/back fat), elevated LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, and blood sugar aberrations. They also have low HDL and Vitamin D. Yes…over 60% of those who are struggling with weight have high insulin, insulin resistance, and low Vitamin D.

Why? Because insulin imbalance is genetically mediated and is triggered by lifestyle stressors such as: physical inactivity, high carbohydrate intake, high levels of stress, chronic pain, illness, or take medications that raise blood sugar like steroidal based drugs.

Once insulin begins to over-release, fat begins to build on the body, between the organs, in the liver, and in the bloodstream (LDL and trigs). Insulin is a fat gain hormone. Fat cells grown and their receptors become insensitive to insulin. This causes the pancreas to release still more insulin. Fat cells get fatter and the pancreas continues to over-release. Over time, the pancreas fatigue, produces inadequate insulin, blood sugar rises, and pre diabetes or type 2 diabetes is diagnosed.

Did you realize that Vitamin D is a pro-hormone? When insulin levels are “off” other hormonal levels in the body are “off” including Vitamin D, sex hormones (estrogen, testosterone, progesterone), adrenal hormones like cortisol, and sometimes thyroid hormone.

So this becomes another “which came first, the chicken or the egg” scenario. I have worked with people with uncontrolled Met B for over 30 years. I can assure you that the genetic predisposition to insulin imbalance comes first, lifestyle/environmental stressors turn hyper-insulinism “on”, the person becomes overweight or obese from excess fat gain hormone, and Vitamin D (a hormone) becomes deficient. In time, the pancreas fatigues and diabetes occurs.

The solution is not a mystery, either. Normalize the insulin. How? Read about it at http://www.themetabolismmiracle.com or http://www.thediabetesmiracle.com.

When insulin is balanced, the following health issues improve or normalize with little to no medication:
Vitamin D
LDL cholesterol
HDL cholesterol
fasting glucose
hemoglobin A1C
fasting insulin levels
pre diabetes
type 2 diabetes
sleep apnea
mild depression/anxiety
poor short term memory
breast, colon, skin, prostate, ovarian cancers
reproductive infertility/hormonal imbalances

Research studies make proclamations on a daily basis. The links are already proven, and the program that regulates all these health issues already exists in The Metabolism Miracle and The Diabetes Miracle. Spread the word, pass it along…it’s time to take health into our own hands. Instead of band aiding with prescriptions, let’s get the root of these health issues and heal from within.


About Diane Kress

Author of The New York Times Bestseller; The Metabolism Miracle, The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook, and The Diabetes Miracle. and The Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition. Owner, developer, and administrator of The Metabolism Miracle's support site: www.Miracle-Ville.com. Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, www.themetabolismmiracle.com www.thediabetesmiracle.com www.miracle-ville.com Email: dietquestions@ymail.com
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11 Responses to July 19, 2012….Obesity and Low Vitamin D leads to Type 2 Diabetes. (Those who follow Metabolism or Diabetes Miracle have known this for years). Researchers: Your Sequence of Events is Not Quite Right.

  1. colleen says:

    I find it interesting that ADD/ADHD is on your list, and wonder how many of your patients suffered from it as children (or adults). I know I did/do.
    I know you don’t recomend the program for children (at least you didn’t when I purchased my copy of MM), but have you ever considerred teaming up with paediatric nutritionists to share your findings with them? I wonder how many parents would choose to medicate their children if they had another option.
    And imagine the health damage our childen could avoid.

    • Diane Kress says:

      Thanks Colleen for your insightful comment. I am considering writing a book for children with Met B. There are other variables that must be taken into consideration when writing nutrition for children, most of all their lifestage of continued growth and maturation. In the meantime, I always suggest to parents: Stock your kitchen with the carb choices listed on Step 2 of Metabolism Miracle. Focus meals/snacks around lean protein, heart healthy fat, neutral veggies, and purchase the Step 2 low glycemic index/low glycemic load carbs. A true balanced meal for kids with Met B would be lean protein, heart healthy fats, liberal neutral veggies, and 1/3 intake of healthy suggested carbs.

      I promise to write more on this topic in the near future.

      • colleen says:

        I can’t wait for the book. Sounds controversial, lol.
        When my 5 year old son throws a tantrum because he can’t have another bagel, or gets immediately hyper after a considerably healthy balanced meal, it doesn’t take much to figure out something is wrong.

      • Diane Kress says:

        You know what, Colleen? It sounds controversial because it is a non-medicinal treatment option. If your child is one of the 60% of people who has the genetic propensity to metabolic syndrome in his/her future….the gene was present at birth. Metabolic syndrome is inherited and progressive. Some people show outward symptoms as children, others might not see symptoms until teen years, others after childbirth, some in their middle age years. Stressors for metabolic syndrome include decreased physical activity, high carb diet, emotional stress, illness,

        Symptoms include: inability to focus, inability to concentrate, poor short term memory, irritability, carb cravings, anxiety, mild depression….and when this happens in children, in a classroom where they are to be quiet, still, focused….it is so difficult.

        I recommend you read The Metabolism Miracle. See if it fits your family history. Then look at the suggested carbs in Step 2 and these are the foods to have in the house…they have low glyemic index and the portion sizes show you a reasonable amount of carb for low glycemic load.

    • colleen says:

      I’m currently in stage 1 myself.
      I will read stage 2 again (I will need to for my own use anyway).
      I’ve usually tried to use the low glycemic carbs since I tested hypoglycemic at age 20. Would I do the timing of stage 2 as well or just use their carbs as an example?

  2. june says:

    My Vit D had fallen to 17 and I was having pitting odeoma in my legs, gum bleeds and weakness in my legs, on 2 drops of Vit D3 a day and my level has risen to 65 in 2 months, all symptoms reduced and going along well – also lost weight

    • Diane Kress says:

      It was imperative for you to treat the deficiency of Vitamin D with a high potency Vitamin D supplement. Now, it is equally important to get to the root of what caused that deficiency. The Metabolism Miracle program is designed to treat the root cause of Vitamin deficiency which is also the cause of major health issues including hypertension, high cholesterol/triglycerides, overweight/obesity, diabetes, Azheimer’s disease, breast, colon, prostate, ovarian, testicular, skin cancers, etc. The root cause is insulin imbalance: The Metabolism Miracle balances insulin.

  3. roberta4949 says:

    touche” by the way the best way to up your vita d status (besides eating bacon whole milk raw if you can get it which I cant, and sulfer rich foods) is to sun bath without sunscreen and to avoid showering with soap everyday. it takes time for vita d to absorb from the skin. it is working for me, lower carb intakes is a good idea too to lower the burdens on the fat cells of converting sugar to fat when your glucose intolerant and cant use sugar for fuel. by the way it is a slow process this recovery from metabolic syndrome to heal the nutritional deficienies and get the body back into proper glucose burning mode. I have been add it for almost 2 years now and the changes are finally happening.


    • Diane Kress says:

      Hi Rose,
      Give The Metabolism Miracle a look. You can learn more about it at http://www.themetabolismmiracle.com. It is the #1 program written specifically for those with metabolic syndrome. The Journal of the American Medical Association just named the program in The Metabolism Miracle (low glycemic index/low glycemic load) as superior to low fat, low calorie programs in terms of long term weight loss and improved health. Vitamin D will rise and weight, body fat, cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar will decrease on this program that puts you in control and decreases the need to medications that simply “Band Aid” the problem. (I also recommend 15 minutes of sunlight/day as sunshine activates Vitamin D in the skin).

  4. nicole antonucci says:

    Hi Diane~ my vit d level.was low.. How much do you recommend as a supp?

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