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Is It Possible To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

Once you have type 2 diabetes, is it possible to reverse it? I am a bit of a foodie and was diagnosed with it last year. I would do anything not to have it hanging over me. J Frinton, by email A Dr DAN RUTHERFORD WRITES: Most people with type 2 diabetes are overweight and their high blood glucose is due to two main factors. One is a drop in the ability of their pancreas gland to produce insulin (which lowers blood glucose), and the other is that the tissues of the body become “resistant” to the effect of insulin, so their blood glucose goes up. Losing weight improves blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes and is a central part of the treatment. In some people, especially those who have not been diabetic for long and who have been successful at getting rid of excess weight, one does sometimes see the need for diabetes medication disappear. Regular exercise boosts this potential reversibility. This seems to be due to a partial recovery of the insulin-producing power of the pancreas combined with a drop in “insulin resistance”. Although some people who do this remain diabetes-free, this is mainly dependent on them not putting excess weight back on. One of the reasons that typ Continue reading >>

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  1. AliciaM

    So I was prescribed lantus and was told to take it at night. But it's not lasting the whole day so I've split it 50/50 4u at 11 am 4u at 11 pm which seems to be working well. Would I be better off asking for levemir though? I asked about it initially and she had said they usually prescribe lantus not levemir (she didn't give me a reason why). I liked the novo echo pen because it has more precise dosing .5 increments instead of 1u increments. I always go high the days I practice so I'm not sure if that should be a basal change for that day or if I should bolus before practice?
    This would be so much easier on a pump to have diff basals for activities lol

  2. obtainedmist

    From what I've read here, it seems that Levemir has a shorter duration than Lantus.

  3. C6H12O6

    obtainedmist said: ↑
    From what I've read here, it seems that Levemir has a shorter duration than Lantus.
    You are right, Levemir does have a shorter duration than Lantus, that is why it is the norm to dose Levemir every 12 hours.
    I think they recommend lantus bc the rx it as once daily. They perceive that as less of a burden than 2 shots of levemir.
    The Aventis reusable pens are really the worst of all the pens on the market in fact many people use the various Eli lilly pens for apidra and lantus. I actually like the disposable lantus and apidra pens.
    The novopen junior is my favourite of all the pens

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