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FOODPICKER: Diabetes Q&A
From: Tammy S. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
To: diabetes@foodpicker.org
Date: 11/17/2017
Subject: can diabetes be reversed?
  We Answer Diabetes Questions!

My 45 year-old husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a few months ago.  Is it true that you can reverse diabetes?

Below are a number of responses to the above question:

Rebekah Eaton, RD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: If blood sugar is maintained within normal range through lifestyle changes this does not mean you have reversed your diabetes.  It means you have done an excellent job at managing your diabetes.  Blood sugar can still rise out of normal range if healthy lifestyle changes are not maintained... (click for entire response)

Jan Swanson, Dietetic Intern
Answer: However, with a weight loss of even 10% can reduce the need for type 2 diabetes medication.  It would be important to continue a type 2 diabetes meal plan and exercise regularly (good life-style habits for non-diabetics too) in order to prevent... (click for entire response)

Lauren Siegfried, Dietetic Intern
Answer: Type 2 diabetes occurs when insulin produced in the pancreas (an organ behind the stomach) is either not recognized by our cells or not enough is present to move glucose (sugar) out of the bloodstream.  When glucose builds up... (click for entire response)

Laura Arrington, Nutrition Student
Answer: Contrary to popular belief, type 2 diabetes is not reversible.  However, with the proper care it is very manageable.  The most important... (click for entire response)

Rachel Mackintosh, Dietetic Intern
Answer: The more normal his blood sugar is, the less likely it is that he will experience complications that are commonly associated with diabetes such as heart disease, nerve damage... (click for entire response)

       


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