Can I Reverse The Effects Of Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes can be caused by many factors, and there is often a genetic link, but type 2 is often due to weight gain, poor eating habits and inactivity. So, to prevent type 2 diabetes in the first place and to cure it, if you’ve been diagnosed with it, you should talk to your doctor about eating nutritiously, losing weight and exercising regularly. In the early stages, Type 2 diabetes is reversible in that it can be controlled by diet; but over time, medication is often required. Watch endocrinologist Reza Yavari, MD, explain why it's so important to be monitored regularly by your doctor. Interesting question indeed! I will address the effect of diabetes as it relates to one's ability to produce insulin. From that point of view, I would have to say that you can stall the effects of Type II diabetes but not reverse them. This is dependent on how progressed a person's diabetes is. If a person has prediabetes, I would say yes, for some people, with diet and exercise the effects can be reversed. For others adding medication will help that process. Like cancer, Type II diabetes can go into remission if caught early enough during the prediabetes stage and lifestyle changes. However Continue reading >>