Wednesday 19 August 2020




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Reversing Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes medication dependency can be reversed with a change in health and lifestyle choices
Type 2 diabetes medication dependency can be reversed with a change in health and lifestyle choices
Reversing diabetes is a term used to describe interventions that reduce dependency on type 2diabetes medications, effectively reversing the progression of the illness.
With time and dedication, type 2 diabetes can be reversed and the results can be very rewarding with less tiredness and better all round health.
Loss of body weight can be particularly beneficial in helping to reverse the progression of diabetes.
In some cases, people may find they are able to come off medication, although blood sugar levelsshould be checked regularly as reversing progression of diabetes is not a cure.
Do not come off medication unless advised to by your healthcare team.

Understanding how diabetes progresses

The most common cause of type 2 diabetes is obesity related, which generally follows a vicious cycle pattern:
  • Diet high in refined carbohydrates, saturated and trans fats, whilst low in fibre, essential vitamins and minerals.
  • Insulin levels in the bloodstream increase to cope with the high and quick acting carb intake.
  • Weight is put on around the belly (central or truncal obesity).
  • Consistently high insulin levels and weight gain lead to the body's cells becoming resistant to insulin.
  • High insulin levels also help to increase weight gain.
  • Insulin resistance leads to an increase in sugar levels, particularly after meals.
  • The pancreas produces more insulin to cope with rising blood sugar levels.
  • High sugar levels leads to feelings of lethargy and high insulin levels lead to feelings of hunger.
  • Hunger often leads to overeating and lethargy to less activity being taken.
  • Overeating, less activity and high insulin levels all lead to further weight gain and more insulin resistance.
  • Consistently high demand on the pancreas to produce extra insulin leads to damage to the pancreas' insulin producing beta cells.
  • Beta cell damage leads to the body struggling to produce enough insulin, and steeper rises in blood sugar levels leads to the symptoms of diabetes, such as thirst and a frequent need to urinate, becoming more recognisable.
Breaking the progressive cycle of type 2 diabetes
To reverse diabetes you need to be able to break the above cycle by taking the strain off your insulin producing cells..
The best ways to take some of the heat off your insulin producing cells are to eat a diabetes friendly diet, cut down on drinking and improve your insulin sensitivity by ensuring you keep a good level of activity into your day.

What is an appropriate diabetic diet?

An appropriate diabetic diet is one that is not so high in carbohydrates and whereby the carbohydrates you do eat are more slowly absorbed.
The more carbs you eat the more insulin your body will need to produce so it makes sense to cut down on the volume of carbs you are eating.. Eating carbs that are more slowly absorbed is well advised as it means your blood sugar will not rise so sharply after a meal.



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