Is Diabetes Reversible With Diet And Exercise

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Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is on the rise along with its dire health prognosis and earlier death. The good news is it can be prevented and reversed. Diabetes has been cited as the most challenging health problem in the 21st century. Over 29 million people in the United States have diabetes.1 According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the prevalence of type 2 diabetes has more than tripled in the past 30 years, and if current trends continue unabated, one-fifth to one-third of all Americans will have diabetes by the year 2050.2,3 Excess weight promotes insulin resistance and is the chief risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Currently 68 percent of adults are overweight or obese.4,5 The number of people with this disease has been increasing steadily, largely due to the increasing numbers of overweight people in both the young and the old. Diabetes severely damages one’s health and shortens life expectancy More than 80 percent of adults with Type 2 diabetes die of heart attacks and stroke, and these deaths occur at a younger age compared to people without diabetes. Diabetes also ages the body more rapidly, causing harm to the kidney, nervous system and oth Continue reading >>

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  1. Evie

    I heard one cannot reverse diabietes. But it's a bit confusing to me. If I control my diet and my blood sugar level is back in the normal range, does that mean I still have diabetes? In what way is diabetes not reversible? Thanks!

  2. jpg391

    I heard one cannot reverse diabietes. But it's a bit confusing to me. If I control my diet and my blood sugar level is back in the normal range, does that mean I still have diabetes? In what way is diabetes not reversible? Thanks!
    Yes, you still have diabetes even if your blood sugar is back in the normal range. The genetic issue associated with type 2 diabetes is still there. I hope that some day that there will be a cure for all forms of diabetes.

  3. miss-b-haven

    I think using the term "reverse" can be confusing. Some people take it to mean that they are no longer a diabetic. I prefer the term "control". If I returned to the same diet and low exercise lifestyle I had before, those BG numbers would definitely rise. By maintaining what I am doing now I'm able to keep my BG down.
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