Can Diabetes Be Reversed With Weight Loss

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Weight Loss Really Can Reverse Diabetes, New Study Finds

TIME Health For more, visit TIME Health. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects 422 million people worldwide. For decades, doctors have treated it with medications designed to keep blood sugar levels down. But in a paper published in the Lancet, researchers in the UK describe a landmark study in which people with diabetes went into remission—just by losing weight. Nearly half of people in the study who were given a six-month diet plan and lost an average of 30 pounds went into remission and no longer had diabetes. None took any medications during that time to control their disease and relied on weight loss alone. TIME Health Newsletter Get the latest health and science news, plus: burning questions and expert tips. View Sample Sign Up Now Type 2 diabetes is caused by the body’s in ability to break down sugars from the diet. Normally, cells in the pancreas work to release insulin, a hormone that can process sugar and either send it to cells that need it for energy or store it as fat for future energy needs. Cells in the liver are responsible for clearing insulin from the circulation. But excess fat in the pancreas and liver can start to shut down these insulin-produ Continue reading >>

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  1. BigFurryGirl

    Hi all,
    I am on the verge of trying Nutrisystem and am wondering if I would benefit more from the women's Type 2 Diabetes plan instead of the regular womens plan since I am supposedly insulin resistant.
    Has anyone tried the diabetic plan? Does anyone know if there is even really a difference because after reading their site over and over I still have no clue! lol

  2. LoriJane

    I hope someone posts an answer because I was wondering that too. It seems to me that the plans have the same food but maybe I'm wrong. It also says that it's low GI, but it sure is a LOT of carbs. They may be technically "low GI" I suppose but are you supposed to eat that much cereal/desserts/pasta on low GI? It seems like that is what everything is. But since people seem to have good results with it, it must be helpful that the portions are small and lower calories overall. I guess that would work no matter what. I'm so tempted to try it, I keep getting to the buy button and changing my mind. lol I just need something like that because I don't like preparing meals. I would rather just have it there conveniently like that. It would be so great! I may go with the Diabetic version anyway. I am still undecided!

  3. BigFurryGirl

    I was on another site where people were discussing their results with nutrisystem and they all seemed pretty pleased. There were only 2 people there who had tried the diabetic program- one had just started that day and the other had been on it for 2 weeks and complaining he'd only lost 8lbs! I wish I could lose 8lbs in 2 weeks!! LOL
    There are a few menu choices on the womens plan that are not included in the diabetes plan so I do see some difference between the two. I am ordering as soon as they open (food ships faster if ordered on the phone). Will keep everyone posted. Wish me luck!
    oh - if anyone is going on it as well then PLEASE get in touch with me! It would be nice to have a nutrisystem buddy

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