Diabetes is not always the result of eating too much sugar, despite common perception. Your nutrition, degree of physical activity, and general way of life all have a negligible but important role in raising your blood sugar.
Weight loss is another method that can be used to reverse type 2 diabetes. Obesity is a known risk factor for developing diabetes, and medical professionals say it may be possible to cure the disease by decreasing weight.
Those who reduced their body weight by at least 33 pounds (15 kg) using a low-calorie diet were found to be cured of diabetes in a study conducted in Scotland.
Researchers followed individuals with type 2 diabetes for a decade and discovered that losing 33 pounds might improve or eliminate many of their symptoms. This study was published in the peer-reviewed journal BMJ.
The conclusion was drawn from a series of experiments that began in 2011 on newly diagnosed cases of type 2 diabetes and found that those patients who reduced their caloric intake were able to maintain normal blood sugar levels.
Losing weight is one of the greatest ways to prevent diabetes and other chronic illnesses. The experts also noted that diabetics should act out in the first year and can lose weight and restore their condition with diet and exercise. The natural approach is always superior than pills and injections, they said.
Some people get diabetes for unknown reasons. No doubt, weight and inactivity worsen the condition. Insulin resistance contributes to type 2 diabetes and is more frequent among apple-shaped persons. Insulin resistance is more common in those who carry most of their weight in their belly than in their hips and thighs.
Chronic obesity no longer affects only the elderly. Though risk rises with age, more young people are being diagnosed with it. The disease is thought to cause 80–85% of diabetes. Recent research reveals obese persons are 80 times more likely to acquire type 2 diabetes than those with a BMI under 22.