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Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversible?

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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 >>

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  1. Debe Pendice

    Insulin Dosages

    How many people have a set dosage of insulin the use daily? Or does anyone have a sliding scale the take their insulin with?

  2. OneDeepABN

    So here's my thing. I've been a type 1 juvenile diabetic since I was seven, which is 23 years, now. As of the past few years, I've been self dosaging with lantus and humalog. Been pretty simple; 20 units of lantus twice a day and a 10:1 carb ratio at meals with humalog. I recently ran out of lantus, though, and have no insurance or even a primary care giver because my fiance and I just moved to Texas. So I'm currently trying to figure out the proper dose of novalin n to take throughout the day. Lantus and humalog are my wonder mix. Along with my exercise, they keep me in the low to mid 100s.
    I've been in dka twelve times since diagnosis, including when I was on the pump. The mix with best for me, but I'm afraid I'll see number thirteen before I can get the proper dosing. I know there are people here with more experience than I have, and obviously doctors who will tell me I need to seek medical help… And I have. I just need some help to last me until I can get the right insurance and find a good Dr. I've also got a pacemaker, actually my seventh one since the age of right months old, that I need to worry about, so it's hard to keep my mind focused on finding the answer to one problem at a time, if you could imagine.
    Any advice for a fellow?

  3. MommaKEB1970

    WOW reading all of the replies here, it's confusing.. I was first diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic in 2009, now, I'm referred to as an insulin dependent, insulin resistant diabetic type 1. I am taking 65 units in the morning of Tresiba and 15 units of Novolog per meal. My numbers are still over 300, even my fasting. If I fast all day I can keep my numbers down where they want them to be but if I put one morsel of food in my mouth my BS levels climb and keep on climbing.. it's nothing for me to have BS numbers of 300 everyday all day even after my insulin and meals… what does that mean?

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