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Here is a question I recently received from FOODPICKER.org

My 45 year-old husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a few months ago.  Is it true that you can reverse diabetes?

Answer:   Type 2 diabetes occurs when insulin produced in the pancreas (an organ behind the stomach) is either not recognized by our cells or not enough is present to move glucose (sugar) out of the bloodstream.  When glucose builds up in the bloodstream, the bodies cells are unable to function properly.

Although type 2 diabetes can not be ‘reversed’, some people are able to control it by  engaging in regular physical activity, following a general healthful diet and a loss of 5-10% of their body weight (if overweight/obese).  This does not work for everyone and therefore it is important to follow your doctors recommendations.  Make sure to test your blood sugars as often as recommend, take any prescribed medications, and follow-up with your physician/health care provider on a regular basis.

testing blood sugar as recommended

  • following a healthy meal plan to control blood sugar
  • exercising on a regular basis
  • taking medications as prescribed
  • maintaining a healthy body weight
  • visiting healthcare providers as suggested
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