If you have diabetes or are at risk of developing it then you may need to consider losing weight. In fact, being overweight is considered one of the biggest risk factors for developing diabetes.
If you already have diabetes then you need to have a reliable supplier for your medical supplies. You should consider using the internet to shop for your important supplies as this makes it convenient and hassle free.
But the real question here is whether you can reverse the effects of type 2 diabetes with weight loss. It is important to note that the weight loss approach deals with type 2 diabetes; not type 1 which is a much more serious version of the illness.
While diabetes cannot be cured completely, it is possible to place it into remission. This is when your HbA1c is below 6%; that’s 42mmol/mol. It is not necessarily a fast process, but with some effort you can put your type 2 diabetes into remission by losing weight.
How Diabetes Develops
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The first thing to understand is that diabetes is a slow illness. If you have it then it will have been developing for years.
It is generally linked with high calorie diets. Every time you consume food which is high in easily processed carbs or sugar, your body produces insulin to help either use or store the food you are eating.
It is important to consume carbs to give you energy.
Unfortunately, over time consistently high levels of insulin lead to insensitivity by your body. In effect the insulin no longer works in your cells leaving you with high blood sugar levels and nowhere for the sugar to go.
The more this happens the more stress is put on your insulin production and eventually it stops being able to produce enough to deal with the blood sugar.
This is when you start to experience the effects of high or even low blood sugar levels.
How Your Diet Can Help
If you reduce your carb intake and avoid sugary products then your body will start to reduce its insulin production. Gradually the cells will lose their tolerance to insulin and your body will start working properly again.
However, it is important to note that this takes time and you will need to stick to either a low calorie diet or a low carbohydrate diet.
You should also start exercising. The aim is to be moving for at least 30 minutes every day. Any kind of activity can help you to lose weight and boost your energy levels. In the process you’ll be burning the sugar in your blood, reducing the strain on your insulin production.
It is important to note that this takes time; you’re undoing a year’s unhealthy eating habits; you can’t change it in a few days.
In addition, low fat diets do not appear to be beneficial when attempting to reverse type 2 diabetes. It can provide a short term remission but does not appear to work long time.
The added bonus of losing weight is that you’ll improve your health and even reduce your risk of contracting other diseases.
Have you or a loved one reversed type 2 diabetes with weight loss?
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