Is Type 2 Diabetes Reversible?
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.
To manage the disease, or to reverse it in the early stages, takes discipline. One of the first steps is to change your diet. While you do not have to completely stop eating sugary foods and carbohydrates, it is best to limit them. These foods are high on the glycemic index, meaning the are easy for the body to digest and deliver sugar into the blood. A high fiber diet help to counter this effect, but eating a high fiber diet consisting of mainly vegetables is a better choice. Eating foods low on the index also aids in managing and reversing the effects of Diabetes. Furthermore, eating at regular times helps to regulate the blood sugar.
Finally, exercise effectively counters the disease. You don’t have to have a rigorous routine, even a slightly quick-paced walk of a few miles helps. Trying to get 30 minutes of aerobic exercise in a few days a week makes a significant difference, not just for Diabetes, but heart health and cholesterol levels as well. If you are living with Diabetes there is help. Let Advanced Functional Medicine guide you in developing better habits to help you control or eliminate your Type 2 Diabetes.
Advanced Functional Medicine offers a whole new way to understand and look at chronic illnesses from diabetes to heart disease; autoimmune disease to fibromyalgia; thyroid to anxiety, and more. Dr. Matthew Willis, DC, DABCI and Dr. Sonia Mohan, MD are dedicated to treating the root causes of chronic disease by using the dynamic model of Functional Medicine which has been transforming the way healthcare is practiced. Using the latest scientific research to diagnose and formulate a customized treatment plan for each individual patient it will help reverse chronic disease and eliminate the need for dangerous or unnecessary drug or surgical interventions. You can find out more information by going to http://www.AdvFunctionalMedicine.com.