Current research suggests that
- Type II Diabetes can be pushed into remission through lifestyle changes, and
- The effects of these changes are last long after the changes are implemented.
Type I is a hormone issue with which one is born.
Type II is more common and is associated with
- Excess weight
- Lack of physical activity
- Poor choices in food
None of the three factors is dominant. You can be active and if the weight is too excessive, still become diabetic.
Why does this matter? Diabetes can impact the body in a variety of ways and is linked to heart issues, circulation problems severe enough to warrant amputations of limbs, and cancers. The quality of life is impaired and life expectancy is shorter. Nothing anyone wants.
Not to mention the impact on health insurance costs and out-of-pocket medical expenses. Diabetes is expensive.
A recent article in Lancet suggests that one can become “undiabetic” by following a regimen involving weight loss, exercise and healthy eating, and that one can remain without diabetes for a period of time after that change.(1)
The Mayo Clinic offers diet tips here: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/in-depth/diabetes-diet/art-20044295.
The American Diabetes Association offers diet ideas here: http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/planning-meals/create-your-plate/
You can rid your body of Type II Diabetes. You don’t have to live with it.
Getting your body off medications can be a really good thing, drug ads nonwithstanding.
- Matti Uusitupa, “Remission of Type II Diabetes: Mission Not Impossible,” Lancet, 5 December 2017. http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)33100-8/fulltext