Type 2 Diabetes is Actually Reversible Says British Study

Type 2 Diabetes is Actually Reversible Says British Study

By following an extremely low-calorie diet, Type 2 diabetes has been found to be curable.

It’s Diabetes Month across America, and people are taking notice. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S and as former president Barack Obama noted two years ago, it often results in huge health and financial costs for Americans.

If you live with Type 1 diabetes, you were born with an inability to produce insulin in your body, and you live with this all your life.

Those who suffer from Type 2 often feel as though their predicament is a life sentence as well. Taking medication for the long haul is seen as the only way to approach it.

Related: How Apple is Trying to Tackle Diabetes

But a new study from Newcastle University in England has an alternative view. Through adherence to a low calorie diet, it’s been shown that type 2 diabetes is indeed a reversible condition.

It may not work for everyone, but here’s the scoop.

Professor Roy Taylor at Newcastle University, UK has spent almost four decades studying diabetes. To be scientific, he’s found that Type 2 diabetes is caused by excess fat in both the liver and the pancreas.

When this fat sets in, multiple things happen. The liver responds poorly to insulin and produces too much glucose, and this negatively affects the pancreas.

But when patients lose excess fat from the pancreas through diet, they can re-start the normal production of insulin in their body, thus reversing Type 2 diabetes.

Amazingly, it was found that individuals are able to reverse their diabetes up to 10 years after first being diagnosed with the illness

The study showed that within just 7 days of starting a very low-calorie diet, normal insulin sensitivity returned to patients’ bodies.

Dr. Taylor’s patients typically lost about 33 pounds during the study. For tips on how it was done, examples of very low-calorie diet meal plans and other information, check out Newcastle Univeristy’s Magnetic Resonance Center online.

Consult a physician before adjusting your diet and beginning new treatments for diabetes

Photo credits: urbans/Shutterstock.com

Facebook Comments