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Reverse Diabetes Through Diet & Exercise


Type 2 Diabetes is a disease that more and more Americans are facing as they age, become less active, and gain weight.  Diabetes is a disease that affects blood sugar in the body and causes blood sugar that is too high or too low. When blood sugar is not under control it can diabetic symptoms like extreme thirst, blurred vision, neuropathy in the hands and feet, retinopathy in the eyes, and sores that won’t heal. When the disease progresses it can result in amputation and organ failure. Weight gain does not cause all types of Diabetes. But, obesity is a significant factor in contracting Diabetes for the majority of people.  

The good news is that Type 2 Diabetes is not always a permanent diagnosis.  It can be reversed and the above symptoms can be avoided in many cases. That reversal doesn’t require surgery, pills, or injections. What is does require is a change in diet and routine, so that there is a loss of weight.


As reported by Time magazine, Amanda MacMillan states that in clinical trials from 2011, people who were recently “diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes returned their blood sugar levels to normal when they lost weight on a calorie-restrictive diet.”  She also reported that in a 2016 follow-up study, people who had been diabetic for up to “10 years were able to reverse their condition when they lost about 33 pounds.” Does losing weight mean you will automatically be free from Diabetes?  The answer is no, but it is likely that it will improve the control of your blood sugar, give you more energy, and better health.

Everyone who has ever tried to lose weight knows that it can be very difficult.  Exercise alone does not usually result in a significant loss of weight. The most likely way to lose a significant amount of body fat is through a combination of exercise and diet. In other words, eat less and exercise more. The important part of this motto is not to take it to the extreme.  Eating less can be done by cutting out a few hundred calories a day. You can try to not drink soda or try not eating an extra helping at dinner. Taking one 15 minute walk around the block each morning or at night can help you burn another hundred calories. If you eliminate 300 calories a day from your diet in this simple way, over time you will lose weight.  Yes, it will be a slow process and you will need to be patient.  But if you make small changes in your diet and exercise routine you can lose weight and possibly reverse Diabetes.  For further information about how to prove #disability due to #Diabetes, please contact Cannon Disability Law.

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