What does reversal mean? Diabetes.co.uk defines “Reversing diabetes is a term that usually refers to a significant long-term improvement in insulin sensitivity in people with type 2 diabetes.”
It’s a very controversial question. But now, even the World Health Organisation (WHO) is talking about it. Their global report on diabetes treatment has a section on diabetes reversal and acknowledges that it can be achieved through weight loss.
Let’s hear what few prominent doctors have to say on this:
Canadian nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung says, “Most doctors, dietitians and diabetes specialists claim that type two diabetes is a chronic, progressive disease. Once you get the diagnosis, it’s a life sentence. But it’s actually a great big lie. Type two diabetes is almost always reversible and this is almost ridiculously easy to prove.”
American Dr. Sarah Hallberg says, “Type 2 diabetes can be reversed, in many, if not most, situations, especially if we start early. One of the greatest joys of my job is to be able to tell a patient that they no longer have diabetes.”
Professor Roy Taylor from Newcastle University, who has spent over 4 decades on this topic says “Type 2 Diabetes is a simple condition capable of getting returned towards normal. This normality can be durable. It is not a life sentence and that has to be good news.”
We are not allowed to say Type 2 diabetes can be cured; hence we will not say that. Cured means it can’t come back. If you go back to unhealthy eating, it would.
But there is ample research and data to show that many people have gone off Type 2 diabetes medications and are leading a perfectly healthy life all over the world.
We have seen this happen with thousands of our clients. But what is important to understand is that Type 2 Diabetes is a dietary disease.
As long as you eat healthy, chances are very high you can keep the problem at bay. Also, the impact of benefit depends on multiple factors like age, severity of problem, number of years that you are suffering from the disease.
It’s easier to see benefits in the initial years of disease. Also, with age, it becomes difficult to see improvements. But it’s for sure that everybody, and I mean everybody benefits from healthy eating. Extent of benefit will vary from person to person.
Possible Has Researched Diabetes, Results Speak for Themselves
A twelve – weeks Truweight (Now Possible) diabetes diet program had led to a significant decrease in the weight, fasting blood sugar, postprandial blood sugar and HbA1C levels of overweight or obese clients suffering from type 2 diabetes. In the study, participants had a significant weight loss of 5.5+-2.1 kgs during the 12 weeks’ intervention period. Participants lost around 6% of their initial weight.
The Mean fasting blood glucose fell from 133 to 101 mg/dl. Mean postprandial declined from 181 to 132 mg/dl. The response to the dietary intervention in both males and females was similar. Early diagnosis, physical activity and dietary management can bring better glycemic control and postpone chronic complications of diabetes and prolong healthy life.
We have one life. Let’s not lead a sub-optimal life with kidney failures, foot amputations, heart attacks and retina problems. It’s possible to gain your health back. And live life fully. Choice is in your hands. “No one can defeat you until…. you lose to yourself.” Let’s not accept defeat and let’s fight back.
The experts agree that diabetes can be reversed. It cannot be entirely cured. That depends entirely on the person and their lifestyle. Start eating healthy and continue to eat healthy. Diabetes is not the end of Health. It is an opportunity to make small and powerful lifestyle changes that can be turned into habits.