Can Diabetes Be Reversed Through Diet? This is a question I often hear… Why? My husband is full-blown diabetic now. He used to not be diabetic at all, but age and other determining factors lead to Diabetes 2. So our dilemma is how do we fix it?
Can diabetes be reversed through diet? And the answer mostly comes down to what you consider reversed.
A quick Google search will reveal thousands of stories and case studies — some of which seem unlikely at best — in which individuals claim to have completely reversed their type 2 diabetes.
But in most cases, it appears more likely that the individuals referenced were able to manage their diabetes… not necessarily to reverse it.
At least to the point that they were able to maintain a healthy body weight and get off of their prescription medications.
(As an example, check out the story ‘This new diet has been proven to reverse type 2 diabetes in just 12 weeks‘ via Mirror Online…)
According to this article on WebMD,
In one study, people with type 2 diabetes exercised for 175 minutes a week, limited their calories to 1,200 to 1,800 per day, and got weekly counseling and education on these lifestyle changes. Within a year, about 10% got off their diabetes medications or improved to the point where their blood sugar level was no longer in the diabetes range, and was instead classified as pre-diabetes. Results were best for those who lost the most weight or who started the program with less severe or newly diagnosed diabetes. Fifteen percent to 20% of these people were able to stop taking their diabetes medications.</>
Further, according to Diabetic Living Online,
It’s key to understand that type 2 diabetes is a progressive illness often preceded by years of elevated blood glucose (also known as blood sugar) levels high enough to be diagnosed as pre-diabetes. When most people with type 2 diabetes are finally diagnosed, experts believe they’ve been on this path for five to 10 years and have lost more than half of their natural insulin-making capability in the beta cells of their pancreas.While you cannot undo your lifestyle habits of the last decade or more, you can take steps to put your diabetes in remission. Don’t despair and don’t give up.
I think the distinction between reversing diabetes through diet and simply managing your diabetes is more semantics than anything else.
After all, what does any diabetic want?
- To regain control of his or her health.
- To live a long, prosperous and normal life.
- To get rid of their prescription medications.
Am I right?
At least I know that’s what I wanted when I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic.
So if you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and you are frantically trying to distinguish fact from fiction online, try this:
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Do you have your own story or know someone managing or reversing diabetes through diet?
Leave a comment and tell us how they’re doing?