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Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversible?

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'watershed' Medical Trial Proves Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Reversed

dryriver writes: For those suffering from type 2 diabetes, there is good news. Nearly half of the participants in a watershed trial of a new diabetes treatment were able to reverse their affliction. The method is quite simple -- an all liquid diet that causes participants to lose a lot of weight, followed by a carefully controlled diet of real solid foods. Four times a day, a sachet of powder is stirred in water to make a soup or shake. They contain about 200 calories, but also the right balance of nutrients. If the patient can keep away from other foods long enough, there is a chance of reversing type 2 diabetes completely. Prof Roy Taylor, from Newcastle University, told the BBC: "It's a real watershed moment. Before we started this line of work, doctors and specialists regarded type 2 as irreversible. But if we grasp the nettle and get people out of their dangerous state (being overweight), they can get remission of diabetes." However, doctors are not calling this a cure. If the weight goes back on, then the diabetes will return. The trial only looked at people diagnosed with diabetes in the last six years. Doctors believe -- but do not know with absolute certainty yet -- that i Continue reading >>

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  1. Melissa n ms

    i am looking to find out how long it will take for type 2 diabetes to kill you. Or rather you suffer complications that could kill you. How high must your sugars be and for how long before it can happen?

  2. alan_s

    Melissa n ms:
    i am looking to find out how long it will take for type 2 diabetes to kill you. Or rather you suffer complications that could kill you. How high must your sugars be and for how long before it can happen?
    G'day Melissa.
    Sorry, we cannot answer any of those questions. The answers are completely different for each individual and mostly unknown even if you know all the details about a person's diabetes problems.
    Why do you ask? Do you have diabetes yourself or are you asking on behalf of another person?

  3. Melissa n ms

    I am asking on behalf of myself. I was diagnosed about 4 years ago. My current A1C is about 9.5. I have begun to spill glucose and protein in my urine. Just curious how long this will take.
    Thank you anyway

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