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T2 diabetes can absolutely be 'reversed' - I use the term resolved instead. I corrected my diet 7 years ago and resolved my T2 diabetic condition. I continue to eat closer to a way that a human of my ancestry should. Can I become diabetic again if I return to a lousy diet? Absolutely. T2 diabetes is caused by lifestyle issues and can be resolved by lifestyle issues. Having BS test strips makes it SO easy to track how foods affect your BS levels. It took 3 days for my wildly swing blood sugar to drop to a ripple at the low end of the scale after the dietary correction.
How hard is this dietary correction? As easy, and as difficult, as permanently changing your diet back to a diet that is appropriate for humans. That means cutting out grains, loads of sugar and industrial seed oils (canola, corn). I mostly eat meat and vegetables and also enjoy an apple or pineapple here and there plus high fat plain greek yogurt with blueberries.
Back in 2011 I resolved my T2 diabetic condition by correcting my diet. Took 3 days from swinging BS levels to a ripple at the low end of the scale. A1C from 8.6 to 5.0 in 4 months. Still following the PDF available at EndDiabetesManitoba.ca. Resolved 12 health issues within a year by following an ancestrally appropriate diet. Zero exercise... just a permanent dietary correction.
I am controlling it with diet and exercise now,1year ago I was using insulin twice daily,doctor took me off of the insulin on may 18 this year, I lost a lot of weight and I exercise,and watch my diet.
It technically can’t be “reversed”, but can be very well controlled with diet & exercise. If you can manage to get off all meds, and control it with diet & exercise- that it itself becomes a lifestyle. Only thing is, it can come back!!!
Your progress is remarkable! My weight loss has slowed. I am content with my size and my A1c which is currently 5.3. However, if I can lose 10 more pounds then my BMI will drop to 25 and I will no longer be considered overweight.
I lost the weight by following meal plan guidelines given to me by a diabetes dietician when I was Idischarged from the hospital. It is a carb counting platform. They told me 1 serving of carbs was 15 grams and that I should have 2-3 servings per meal. In the beginning I stayed away from all breads, starchy vegs, crackers. I ate lunchmeat rolled up with cheese and left out the bread.
I do think that some of the initial weight loss was due to my heart functioning beter. I originally went into urgent care with a cough that wouldnt go away thinking that I might have bronchitis only to find out that my lungs were ok, my heart was not beating properly. I had a pacemaker implanted and once my heart started beating better, the water that had not been being pumped out starting going.