Is Diabetes a Reversible Disease?

Is diabetes a reversible disease? This question pops up a lot in forums and real life conversations between people who have higher than normal blood sugar levels.

Today diabetes affects millions and millions of people world wide, and even thought it often begins without any dramatic symptoms, its a highly dangerous disease, leading to serious health complications that make every day life difficult, and even cause death.

The good news is that since diabetes is caused by unhealthy lifestyle, it can be reversed by changing your lifestyle – especially eating habits and physical activity levels. It really is that simple.

So if you want to know whether you could live diabetes-free and maintain normal blood glucose levels without pills or medications, then the answer is a definite Yes. Even type 1 diabetes can sometimes be reversed, if one wants it bad enough and is willing to do whatever it takes.  There are many studies that show that eating foods such as leafy greens, beans, whole grains, nuts, etc.,

However, in most cases, the change needs to be permanent, i.e., the person needs to stick to proper diet and exercise routine to maintain normal blood sugar levels for the rest of their life, otherwise diabetes will most likely return. It’s not enough to eat a bowl of broccoli or drink a kale smoothie and expect things to change overnight. And this is certainly not easy for most people.

For most people, to reverse a disease means that they can go back to their old, unhealthy ways and still be disease-free. What they need to understand is that every action that we take has consequences. There are certain laws in physics and physiology that we all are subject to.

These consequences may be vary, but you need to accept the fact that certain actions carry a risk of injury or death.

For example, you may ask if I jump from a second floor window, will I break a leg? Maybe, maybe not. One person will jump and nothing will happen, another one will break a leg, still another will break a hand, and still another will break a neck and die.

Consequences of unhealthy lifestyle are various diseases and obesity. For you it may be diabetes. For another person it may be heart disease.

So if you are asking “If you keep eating foods that are bad for you, too much food, and abuse your body, will you be able to maintain good health?” Then the answer is “Most likely not.” This is usually what people mean when they ask “Is diabetes reversible?” They want to know: “Can I keep abusing my body and still avoid all the unpleasant consequences, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, excess weight, etc.”

If this is what you are asking, then the answer is a resounding NO. You simply cannot have your cake and eat it too, it just doesn’t work that way. Accepting that truth will make it easier for you going forward.

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