Is Type 2 Diabetes reversible? YES, according to many sound clinical studies, one in particular by Newcastle University and Glasgow University. As many people are aware, Type 2 Diabetes is referred to as a ‘lifestyle disease.’ That’s because diabetes is brought on mostly by one’s lifestyle, which almost always involves a sedentary one with poor nutrition.
Firstly, what is diabetes? Wikipedia defines it as ” a group of metabolic disorders in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period.” Secondly, what are some of the lifestyle causes that contribute to the onset of Type 2 Diabetes? According to Wikipedia, which lists numerous references, a few of the causes are obesity, physical inactivity, and poor nutrition/diet.
I’m a firm believer in preventing lifestyle diseases through weight training and proper dietary supplementation. Maximizing nutriton with exercise is a key factor in preventing, and even reversing, many ailments. In my post, ‘focus on health, not the scale’, I highlight the importance of weight training and dietary supplementing as a way to improve one’s health. Many of the articles and clinical studies list losing weight, and rightfully so, as a major factor in reversing Type 2 Diabetes. Too often, though, many people solely focus on losing weight and neglect good nutrition and proper dietary supplementation. If being slender is a sign of good health, why are there many slender people with lifestyle diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, etc.? Don’t worry, or focus entirely, on losing weight. The toning/body compositioning, weight management, strengthening, improved circulation, a stronger heart, and many other benefits will develop over a period of time. See my posts on ‘what exercises to do in the gym’ as well as ‘short video clips’ and get started, if you haven’t already, on improving one’s health.
**Articles/studies referring to the reversal of Type 2 Diabetes: