Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

Type 2 diabetes is a progressive illness that is often preceded by years of elevated blood glucose (also known as blood sugar) levels. When most people with type 2 diabetes are finally diagnosed, experts believe they’ve been on this path for 5 to 10 years and have lost more than half of their natural insulin-making capability of their pancreas.

In this case, can Type 2 Diabetes be reversed?

Type 2 diabetes can be life threatening but if treated carefully it can be managed or even reversed. It may sound too good to be true, but we better start eating healthy and have a regular exercise to make it count.

Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

According to Ann Albright, PhD, RD., the director of diabetes translation at the CDC.

The term ‘reversal’ is used when people can go off medication but still must engage in a lifestyle program in order to stay off.”

Losing weight, eating healthy and exercising can help you better control your blood sugar.

Good food is everyone’s weakness but if you really want to get rid of the disease, then you must control the insulin producing cells of your body. Consume a healthy diet that can reduce insulin formation in the body. Carbohydrates are the main source of insulin. Hence, try to cut down on foods containing carbohydrates.

Your weight and lifestyle aren’t the only things that matter. Your genes also influence whether you get type 2 diabetes. But still, your weight and lifestyle are things you can change, and they are important parts of your overall health.

The earlier in the course of the [condition] that you make these changes, the more likely you are to stack the deck in your favor that you won’t progress,” Albright says.

Last but not the least, never stop your treatment! You should eat and take your prescribed medicines, until and unless the doctor certifies you to be fit. 


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