Is Diabetes Reversible?
It is unfortunately to diagnose as a diabetic and thereafter, he/she has to live with this condition to rest of their lifetime. However, the good thing is by managing the blood-glucose level near normal the risk or complication of the diabetes can lower or even eliminate it.
Every diabetes type 1 is in need of any form of insulin therapy for the rest of their life. It is because of the damage to the cells responsible for the production of insulin in the pancreas and is unable to generate insulin hormone anymore.
In diabetes type 2, high blood-glucose level is due to the body cells that are become resistance to insulin (lose sensitivity to insulin) or low level of insulin secretion than actual requirement. Most of the type 2 diabetes needs medication but often some keep their blood-glucose level near normal just with proper diet and regular exercising.
The characteristic nature of diabetes type 2 is that the body’s cells almost stop or limit its responds to insulin in this glucose absorption role. Based on the many studies it is understandable that a large amount of fats in the abdominal region around the organs may produce insulin resistance. Thus losing even small amount of these fats seems to reduce the insulin resistance. However, of course, it is not always the case. In addition, even after so many studies there is no clear-cut answer for why there is a huge variation from one patient to another. Some type 2 diabetes has the only slight high glucose level; on the other hand, some rather have more completely out of control. Much research is under way experimenting to make sense for this huge variation.
Exercise generally helps the muscle cells to absorb the glucose more effectively. Therefore, if you are pre-diabetes or borderline type 2 diabetic, then it might be possible to get back to something close to normal blood-glucose. You can achieve this with regular exercise, proper food and by losing enough weight to reduce the fat in and around the abdominal organ.
If your diabetes is not very severe, then with proper diet and insistent exercise, it might be possible to get back to something close to normal. However, the underlying diabetes condition remains. Still, it is impossible to reach exact normal no matter what you do, and if you gain weight or stop exercising or stop eating right then high blood-glucose is likely to come back.