Canadian researchers claim that Type 2 diabetes might be reversible

Canadian researchers claim that Type 2 diabetes might be reversible

Type 2 diabetes has been labeled as being chronic and that lasts for your entire life. However, researchers in Canada might have found new data that could lead to the disease potentially being reversed. By reversing it, they will be able to place it in a state of remission.

The team that discovered this is based in Hamilton, Ontario and are part of McMaster University. According to their research, a combination of diet that is low in calories, exercise, and several diabetes treatments would appear to have a reversing effect on diabetes present in patients.

This type of diabetes is normally found in individual’s whose body is incapable of using insulin, which is a hormone that permits cells to naturally absorb glucose. This results in buildups of blood sugars and subsequently no energy being received by the cells.

How it was tested

The researchers have tested 83 patients that are suffering from the disease and began by separating them into 3 test groups. The first two groups have been given a metabolic intervention. This involved intensive exercise and meals that reduced their intake of calories to an average of 600 a day. Besides this, they have been given diabetes medication to ensure that glucose levels are being managed properly, and also injections with insulin before they went to sleep. The two groups that have received this treatment has been split into an eight and a sixteen-week group. The third group, which was also the control group, had received standard treatment which was given to diabetes patients normally, which consisted of lifestyle advice and methods for managing your blood sugar.

The result

After three months, out of the 27 participants that were part of the sixteen-week group, 11 of them had their diabetes gone into partial or complete remission. Those that had been in for only eight weeks only had six people that had their diabetes go into remission. The control group only had 4 that managed to get their diabetes into a state of remission.

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  1. I was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes and put on Metformin on June 26th, 2016. I started the ADA diet and followed it 100% for a few weeks and could not get my blood sugar to go below 140. Finally i began to panic and called my doctor, he told me to get used to it. He said I would be on metformin my whole life and eventually insulin. At that point i knew something wasn’t right and began to do a lot of research. Then I found Lisa’s diabetes story (google ” HOW EVER I FREED MYSELF FROM THE DIABETES ” ) I read that article from end to end because everything the writer was saying made absolute sense. I started the diet that day and the next morning my blood sugar was down to 100 and now i have a fasting blood sugar between Mid 70’s and the 80’s. My doctor took me off the metformin after just three week of being on this lifestyle change. I have lost over 30 pounds and 6+ inches around my waist in a month. The truth is we can get off the drugs and help myself by trying natural methods


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