Diabetes remission possible with diet, exercise

This is great news demonstrating that diabetes responds well to exercise and moving towards a more healthy diet. These simple actions can reduce the effects of diabetes significantly

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – One in nine people with diabetes saw their blood sugar levels dip back to a normal or “pre-diabetes” level after a year on an intensive diet and exercise program, in a new study.

Complete remission of type 2 diabetes is still very rare, researchers said. But they added that the new study can give people with the disease hope that through lifestyle changes, they could end up getting off medication and likely lowering their risk of diabetes-related complications.

“Kind of a long-term assumption really is that once you have diabetes there’s no turning back on it, and there’s no remission or cure,” said Edward Gregg, the lead author on the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The research, he told Reuters Health, “is a reminder that adopting a healthy diet, physically-active lifestyle and reducing and maintaining a healthy weight is going to help manage people’s diabetes better.”

As noted in the video 23 and 1/2 hours just simply moving for 30 minutes daily can make a huge difference to your health. I have had many patients who have been able to reverse pre-diabetes with this alone.

Yours in great health.

Dr George