Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

October 04, 2018

In the UK type 2 diabetes accounts for 90% of all diabetes cases, while the number of people suffering from the disease is increasing. In numbers, this equates to around 2.6 million people in this country suffering from type 2 diabetes. 

 

The disease is a long-term metabolic disorder that is characterised by high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and a relative lack of insulin. Common symptoms include increased thirst, frequent urination, and unexplained weight loss. Symptoms may also include increased hunger, feeling tired, and sores that do not heal. Often symptoms come on slowly. Long-term complications from high blood sugar include heart disease, strokes, diabetic retinopathy which can result in blindness, kidney failure, and poor blood flow in the limbs which may lead to amputations.

 

This all-round horrible and life-changing disease is brought on by lack of exercise and a poor diet. However, recent research has proven that with lifestyle changes the disease can be put into remission. A study conducted by Newcastle and Glasgow Universities in 2017 called  DiRECT (Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial), found that extreme diet and lifestyle change - the reduction of carbohydrate-based calories and sugar in the diet, increased exercise, increased protein and vastly reduced portion size over a 12 month period found that 46% of the people taking part had gone into diabetes remission - and 76% were not taking diabetes medication anymore.

 

At Healthy Nibbles, we have discussed at length how reducing carbohydrate intake, cutting out sugar, generally eating healthier and more natural foods, whilst exercising more are crucial to a healthy lifestyle for anyone. It is also now clear that such a lifestyle can be a key factor in reversing the effects of type 2 diabetes. 





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