Can you reverse Type 2 Diabetes? In many ways, it is possible for someone who is diabetic to return their blood sugar levels to a normal measurement. For some though, managing diabetes will be the only recourse. There is one area that is completely reversible. Pre-diabetes can be turned around easily, keeping the body from developing Diabetes. While the exact cause of the disease is not known, there a few primary risk factors that cause the disease: overeating, being overweight, genetics, and lack of exercise. Each of these works together to create insulin resistance within the body. Normally, insulin is used to get sugar to cells to use, but as the cells resist, blood sugar builds up in the blood. As the level rises, Diabetes develops.