Is Type 2 Diabetes reversible? YES, according to many registered dieticians, certified diabetes educators, personal testimonials, and university trials/studies. As many people are aware, Type 2 Diabetes is referred to as a ‘lifestyle disease.’ That’s because Type 2 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.
Susan McLaughlin, RD, CDE states, “Even without losing a pound, you can help keep type 2 diabetes under control with exercise.“When you do physical activity, your muscle contractions push glucose out of your blood into your cells,” The result: better blood sugar levels.The more intense the exercise, the better.” I’m a firm believer in preventing lifestyle diseases through weight training exercises and proper dietary supplementation. Maximizing nutrition along 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 supplementation as a way to improve one’s health. Many of the articles and clinical trials list losing weight, and rightfully so, as a major factor in reversing Type 2 Diabetes. Too often though, many people only 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.
The following articles cite university/clinical trials highlighting the reversal of Type 2 Diabetes: