Type 2 Diabetes is a severe progressive disease that can profoundly impact your health and life. Many people do not find solutions even with medicines, but most of you can treat the disease and reverse it. Do you want to know how? We have compiled a list of a few things you should know about Diabetes Reversal. In this article, when we are referring to Diabetes, we mean it as Type 2 Diabetes.
What is Type 2 Diabetes?
Diabetes is a severe condition that occurs when there is higher glucose/sugar level in the blood. Sugar is the body’s main fuel and comes from the food we eat. Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas which helps transfer sugar from the blood into the cells, to produce energy and also to store it as fat for future energy requirement of the body.
When someone has Type 2 Diabetes, the body is insulin resistant, leading to a situation where insulin is not able to properly transfer blood glucose into cells & tissues. This results in higher blood sugar levels.
What are the types of diabetes?
Diabetes can be majorly categorised into two types: Type 1 and Type 2.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the body fights against and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. In this, the body produces no or negligible insulin.
Type 2 diabetes, however, is when the body becomes resistant to insulin or doesn't produce enough insulin.
Can both types of diabetes be reversed?
Yes, Type 2 diabetes reversal is possible in majority of people with lifestyle changes that include diets and structured physical activity. However, one requires determination and patience for the same.
Type 1 diabetes reversal is not currently possible, but there are definitely treatments that make managing the disease easier.
Is Diabetes Reversal same as curing of Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes Reversal is still a new term and there is no global accepted definition yet defined. International Diabetes Federation has defined the term “Diabetes Remission” and here we are using the term Reversal interchangeably with remission .
Diabetes reversal is not the same as curing. If one doesn’t continue to follow good lifestyle in the long term, there are chances of the disease coming back.
Reversal is critical as it stops the dependence on medication and stops the progressive nature of the disease.
Why is Type 2 Diabetes Reversal Needed:
Type 2 Diabetes is known as silent killer. Higher levels of blood sugar, negatively impacts your body organs like eyes, legs, kidney, nerves, heart, immune system and others leading to severe complications. It is the leading root cause of Leg amputations, kidney failures, blindness & heart attacks.
Reversing or putting Diabetes in remission ensures a diabetic protects himself/ herself from these complications.
Also, it is estimated that on an average, a Diabetic spends around Rs.15 to 20 Lakhs on their treatment in a span of 30 years. Reversal helps to save this money.
A diabetic also lives continuously with the constant feeling of sickness.
· They have lower energy, s
· Suffer from leg pains
· Constantly depend on Medicines or insulin
· Live in the fear of increasing cost & challenges
Diabetes Reversal ensures independence from these challenges.
Dealing with Type 2 diabetes is challenging but scientifically proven Diet and Lifestyle interventions under the guidance of a specialist doctor can help you move towards reversal.
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