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Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

It sounds too good to be true: reversing type 2 diabetes through exercise and healthy eating. While certain lifestyle changes are key to managing diabetes, whether you can actually turn back time so that it's like you never had diabetes is a different matter. That depends on how long you've had the condition, how severe it is, and your genes. "The term 'reversal' is used when people can go off medication but still must engage in a lifestyle program in order to stay off," says Ann Albright, PhD, RD. She's the director of diabetes translation at the CDC. Shedding extra pounds and keeping them off can help you better control your blood sugar. For some people, reaching a healthier weight will mean taking fewer medications, or in rarer cases, no longer needing those medications at all. Losing 5% to 10% of your body weight and building up to 150 minutes of exercise a week may help you to slow or stop the progress of type 2 diabetes. "If you sit [inactive] most of the day, 5 or 10 minutes is going to be great," Albright says. "Walk to your mailbox. Do something that gets you moving, knowing that you're looking to move towards 30 minutes most days of the week." In one study, people with ty Continue reading >>

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  1. slbasketcase

    Can Diabetes go away?

    I was told by my husband that Diabetes can go away by diet and exercise. Is this true?
    He thinks I need to eat right and exercise and this is coming from an alcoholic!
    I was trying to explain how I am a Diabetic having to b on Metformin rest of my life. He says Diabetes can go away.

  2. RA

    Diabetes could be controled, I am a diabetic never did hear of diabetes going away, if you get this question asnswered would request you to please do let me know the remedies of diabetese going away.

  3. ME Mediyuck

    diabetes doesn't go away but with exercise and losing weight you dont necessarily have to take the meds etc for diabetes type II..I don;t know anything about type I

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