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 post on what exercises to do in the gym and get started, if you haven’t already, on improving one’s health.
**Articles/studies referring to the reversal of Type 2 Diabetes: