Is Type 2 Diabetes Is Reversible?

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Type 2 Diabetes Is Reversible Condition, Researchers Claim

A body of research putting type 2 diabetes patients on a low calorie diet has confirmed that the condition is reversible. For many patients it can be reversed with sustained weight loss of around 15 kg, according to a paper published in the journal BMJ. Type 2 diabetes, generally perceived as progressive and incurable, now affects 5-10% of the population. Until complications develop, most patients are managed entirely within primary care, with diabetes comprising a major part of general practice activity. International figures suggest that medical costs for people with diabetes are twofold to threefold greater than the average for age and sex matched people without diabetes. Remission of diabetes (no longer having diabetes, at least for a period) is clearly attainable for some, possibly many, patients but is currently very rarely achieved or recorded. “The good news for people with type 2 diabetes is that our work shows that even if you have had the condition for 10 years, you are likely to be able to reverse it by moving that all important tiny amount of fat out of the pancreas. At present, this can only be done through substantial weight loss,” said co-author Professor Roy Ta Continue reading >>

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  1. Noah Graber

    Actually yes, you become more vunerable. Thats why the flu can be dangerous and even lethal to diabetics. 1 in3 Diabetics with the flu will be hospitalized is what my doctor told me.

  2. John McKeegan

    All of the doctors who have treated me for diabetes have told me that I do not/will not heal as fast because of my diabetes. Time after time I have been told that I especially need a flu shot because of my diabetes putting me at greater risk since my immune system is compromised.

  3. Karen Tiede

    I suspect the problems that Type I diabetics have with infections have more to do with blood sugar than a weakened immune system.

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