You can’t cure Type 2 Diabetes, but you can reverse it

You can’t cure Type 2 Diabetes, but you can reverse it

We’re rolling into the Diabetes Awareness month, so let’s take some time to learn about diabetes. This year, we wanted to tackle a question that many people ask but do not get the answer to. Is it true that a person can cure Type 2 diabetes just by making a few lifestyle changes?

Let’s first understand Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes occurs in two forms. Type 1 a person is born with, but Type 2 develops over time. With Type 2 diabetes, lifestyle choices and familial predisposition play a part in the likelihood that an individual will develop it. Those who ingest large amounts of carbohydrates, are overweight or are physically inactive are more likely to get Type 2 diabetes than their more active counterparts.

You can’t cure it

Because lifestyle changes play a large part in developing Type 2 diabetes, some nutritionists have postulated that switching to a healthier lifestyle could cure the condition. ‘Is this true?’ you might ask. The answer is that no, you can’t cure Type 2 diabetes, but you can reverse it. Here’s why.

Curing means that your body is completely free of Type 2 diabetes. On the other hand, reversing the condition simply refers to being healthy enough to live independently of insulin and other diabetes medication. Reversing Type 2 diabetes happens when taking up a healthier diet and an exercise routine as well as losing weight results into diabetes remission. Remission for a person with diabetes means that your body can regulate your blood sugar levels by producing and utilizing insulin. However, a person in remission can relapse. This is why it’s not accurate to say that the condition is curable.

Learnt something about diabetes? Don’t forget to share the word with your friends and family during this month of Diabetes Awareness!

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