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Can you "undo" Type 2 diabetes?
Once a person has Type 2 diabetes, does (s)he have it for the rest of his/her life, or is it something that can go away through treatment and diet?

Angela F
It depends, if you are obese and ate like crap and start taking care of yourself by losing weight, you can help your insulin resistance. When you are overweight, your body cannot process your sugars and insulin into homeostasis.

When something goes wrong with our bodies, it means that something is not working properly, or is out of whack. If we can, by natural means, get our body back into the proper working order, we would no longer have the disease. Our bodies were designed to heal- we skin our knee, it heals. We break a bone- it heals. We chip a nail- it grows back. If there is something wrong with our bodies, they won't heal. Fortunately, diseases that prevent this kind of healing are very rare.

For more 'serious' issues, like diabetes, heart failure, cancer, and even cavities, because of our diets, the high processing of food, and the chemicals in our medications, we can monitor our health problems to a degree, but we can't cure them.

But what if our diet/bodie's natural healing power was back in place?

I would never advise somebody to go off of their medication, or stop going to a doctor. But try some natural supplements, and be consistent. See if your doctor doesn't start to note some big changes in your body.

It may not cure you, but it will definitely make a difference. By taking care of your body- vitamins where you are deficient; exercise; diet- you can definitely rid yourself of the symptoms, and just have to keep track of your body to make sure things are still working okay: doctor appointments, home tests, etc.

Do a google search for "vitamin type 2 diabetes" and see what you come up with. You can also do a "hair analysis" that will show exactly what vits and minerals you are deficient in so you can boost your levels.

Type 1 diabetes is the kind that doesn't go away, you are BORN with it.

Type 2 is Adult Onset Diabetes, it is aquired due to poor diet, lack of exercise, etc.

Do not listen to ANYONE that says Type 2 is unavoidable if anyone in your family has it. That's like saying your dad got lung cancer from cigarettes and you will too, even if you don't smoke - pure fiction.

Type 2 is not only avoidable, it is proven that weight loss and appropriate diet will get your insulin levels where they should be.

You do not have to get Type 2 diabetes just because your relatives did! Lose weight, eat fish/chicken/fruit/veggies, exercise until you sweat every single day!

You're sure to avoid a whole host of ailments associated with being overweight including Type 2 diabetes by exercising daily and adopting healthy eating habits. Asthma, high cholesterol, heart disease, female infertility, and stroke are just the tip of the iceberg when one if out of shape and overweight.

I certainly hope you see your doctor and seek the help of a dietician or nutritionist. You CAN reverse Type 2 diabetes, it is avoidable and it can be undone within weeks, not years.

Exercise and eat like your life depends on it.

YES!!! My husband did it!

(By the way to the person who said something about losing weight, I have a news flash for you. Not everyone who has diabetes is obese!!! Or even over weight!!! ) Just thought you should know that!

OK the way my husband reversed his type 2 diabetes was learning to eat healthy. We were told about this book called the "Makers Diet" and we bought it and I tell you we have never eaten better in our lives! It is fantastic.

The Makers Diet
by: Jorden S. Rubin.

Depends on how fat you are

it depends person to person. many doctors will tell you if you lose weight and change your diet first that is usually all people need to correct the problem. it is very likely that once you lose weight and alter your diet that the symptoms of type 2 diabetes will go away.... so yes you can "undo" it.... but some people cant. in type 1 your body produces NO insulin. in type 2 you dont produce enough insulin or your body tissues have gotten resistant to its effects. so if you do the above things it is possible

Yes, you can reverse diabetes.by eating right with exercise plus read all you can about diabetes and become will informed about the disease.

wait! All you have to do is eat right and exercise and you can control it! By the way be the Grace Of God it will go away in Jesus' Name! All you have to do is ask him for help, and diet and exercise! Even if you change a few habbits like putting alot of sugar or salt on your food or drink it is good. I have Diabetes and I use Splenda and butter substitutes and things like that.

No, but diet, exercise, meds and testing are recommended to keep it under control. Control is the only remedy...and only you can do that.

yes, if you are very obese and you loose weight your body can keep up with your weight and what you eat.

I know what you're referring to as undo. I worked for an Endocriniologist and it's very possible to not have any symptoms of DM2 by diet and weight control. DM2 is cause my obesity, therefore if you start eating like you should and exercise, you're going to start losing weight and your blood sugar levels will go down. Some people who are on insulin no longer have to be on it, while some people have their blood sugar drop low enough to not be considered diabetic, though you still have the chance of it returning if you go back to the bad eating and diet habits. If you don't currently see an endocrinologist, ask your doctor for a referral so he/she can explain everything to you. I hope this makes sense to you.

no you cant , diabetes is just diabetes

Often you can lose weight and not have to take medication, but you will always have to watch your sugar level.

le Noir
my grandpa has it. and it sticks with hi for like 20 years. there isn't a way to completely cure it, but constant excercise and controlled diet will help to maintain a normal blood glucose level. do regular check ups to monitor the health condition will help also

As of right now there is no cure!

Type 2 Diabetes


Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use sugar. Sugar is the basic fuel for the cells in the body, and insulin takes the sugar from the blood into the cells. When glucose builds up in the blood instead of going into cells, it can cause two problems:

Right away, your cells may be starved for energy.
Over time, high blood glucose levels may hurt your eyes, kidneys, nerves or heart.
Finding out you have diabetes is scary. But don't panic. Type 2 diabetes is serious, but people with diabetes can live long, healthy, happy lives.

While diabetes occurs in people of all ages and races, some groups have a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes than others. Type 2 diabetes is more common in African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, as well as the aged population.

Further Reading . . .
A Field Guide to Type 2 Diabetes is an excellent book for the patient or family member.

For more books on healthy living, click here

Conditions & Treatment
Arm yourself with information about conditions associated with type 2 diabetes, and how to prevent them. Conditions associated with type 2 diabetes include hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. You will also find helpful information about insulin, oral medications, various diagnostic tests including the A1c test, managing and checking your blood glucose, and tips on what to expect from your health care provider.

Having type 2 diabetes increases your risk for many serious complications. Some complications of type 2 diabetes include: heart disease (cardiovascular disease), blindness (retinopathy), nerve damage (neuropathy), and kidney damage (nephropathy). Learn more about these complications and how to cope with them.

Diabetes Learning Center for the Recently Diagnosed
You've just been diagnosed with diabetes. Chances are you have a million questions running through your head. To help you answer those questions, and take the first steps toward better diabetes care, visit the Diabetes Learning Center -- an area for people who are newly diagnosed with diabetes, or those needing basic information.

Your Body's Well Being
Make it a priority to take good care of your body. The time you spend now on eye care, foot care and skin care, as well as your heart health and oral health, could delay or prevent the onset of dangerous type 2 diabetes complications later in life. Plus, some of the best things you can do for your body are to stop smoking, and reduce the amount of alcohol you drink.

Common Concerns
This section addresses various areas to help you live with type 2 diabetes. What do you do when you're sick? What do you do when you travel? Can you get a flu shot with diabetes? How do you cope with having type 2 diabetes? Are you being discriminated against because you have diabetes? You'll find answers to these questions, and more in this section.

Ask the Pharmacist
The American Diabetes Association and Rite Aid "Ask the Pharmacist" area is where you can ask a pharmacist a question to help you manage your diabetes. Rite Aid and the ADA have partnered to allow you to access to Rite Aid's Drug Information Center from our Web site.

Women and Diabetes
Learn how to ensure your own health and well-being.

Health Information For Men
Learn how to ensure your own health and well-being.

Related Links

Want to learn more about diabetes? Visit the Healthy Body Healthy Mind Web site and click on the link for "diabetes." Dr. Nathaniel Clark, Vice President of Clinical Affairs for the Association, and Dr. James Gavin, former president of the Association, joined other diabetes experts to share their insight on diabetes.

Physician Recognition Program
This Recognized Physician Directory helps individuals find doctors who have demonstrated they meet important standards of care.

Education Recognition Program
The following diabetes education programs in your area are Recognized by the American Diabetes Association. These Recognized programs meet the National Standards for excellence in diabetes education.

Jessica B
nope, it sticks, but you can manage it and live normally

(: Ally :)

u cant BUT watch your diet, exercise and water
DONTS: sugar, too much carbs

it's not curable but those above mentioned is a prolong

Sadly, no.

dee luna
You can't undo once you have it but you can diet Control it so that your blood levels are normal but you will always have to maintain you sugar levels. This what my sister did until she got pregnant and then had gestinal diabeties. Then she went back down is fine, but a couple years later she is back on the pills and she's thin.. So you can't make it go away.. We'd all like that to happen.

I come from a long line of diabetics, especially if there diabetics in you family medical history doesn't matter weight, size, male, female.. it will get you One way or another.

Type 2 Diabetes

The most common form of diabetes is type 2 diabetes. About 90 to 95 percent of people with diabetes have type 2. This form of diabetes is associated with older age, obesity, family history of diabetes, previous history of gestational diabetes, physical inactivity, and ethnicity. About 80 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight.

Type 2 diabetes is increasingly being diagnosed in children and adolescents. However, nationally representative data on prevalence of type 2 diabetes in youth are not available.

When type 2 diabetes is diagnosed, the pancreas is usually producing enough insulin, but for unknown reasons, the body cannot use the insulin effectively, a condition called insulin resistance. After several years, insulin production decreases. The result is the same as for type 1 diabetes--glucose builds up in the blood and the body cannot make efficient use of its main source of fuel.

The symptoms of type 2 diabetes develop gradually. Their onset is not as sudden as in type 1 diabetes. Symptoms may include fatigue or nausea, frequent urination, unusual thirst, weight loss, blurred vision, frequent infections, and slow healing of wounds or sores. Some people have no symptoms.

There's no cure, but you can mediate the symptoms and effects by controlling your diet and being careful with your exercise and energy needs.

Well my answer is no you can't undo it once you have it. But it is treatable through medications, diet and exercise. It is also a disease that is totally preventable.

Nope There Is No Cure.
I'm Sorry.

Amy W
sorry to say it sticks for life...you can only reverse pre-diabeties....i am a type 2 diabetic...i am also 19 yrs old....diet and exersise will control it for a long time if done right, their is not a known cure for it, i wish thier was, eventually he or she will need insulin.

woolly worm


Even if your blood glucose is under control (which is the goal for all of us Type 2s) you have the disease for the rest of your life. SOME people have managed to control their diabetes through diet and exercise (it is ABSOLUTELY NOT possible for ALL people to control the disease in this way contrary to what some of the wack jobs on this site will tell you) but it never "goes away". Diabetes is also a progressive disease so those that are controlling it through diet and exercise now may (or may not) require medication in the future. What works for some doesn't work for others.

It never "goes away," from what I've read and understand. BUT...if a type 2 diabetic exercises regularly and eats healthy, supposedly it's as close to reversing the disease as possible.

Both exercise and making healthier eating choices are extremely important and helpful *even if they do not result in weight loss*.

It can be moderated with diet and exercise to the point where it is a minor problem. People have it to different degrees of severity. I know an 80 year old who has it, but it hardly effects him at all.

While you can't undo it, it can be controlled very well with diet and perhaps medication. Once you get it under control, it'll be much easier to deal with.

Type 2 diabetes generally only occurs after the age of forty. This occurs when your pancreas is producing little to no insulin or your body isn't using the insulin properly. It can't be cured, but it can be treated with diet, exercise, and most of the time medication is required.

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