Can type 2 diabetes be reversed?
Research at Newcastle University has suggested that type 2 diabetes is not a progressive or even a life-long diseases. This means that it won’t necessarily get worse, and that with the right treatment it can be reversed.
How Does it Work?
- Eating unhealthy foods can lead to fat building up within the liver and pancreas, and it’s this fat which can inhibit pancreatic hormone production. Therefore, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that if you reduce the levels of fat in your liver and pancreas, pancreatic hormone production may well return to normal.
- The study of 11 people found that by cutting their calorie intake to 800 calories a day for two months, all of them reversed their diabetes.
- Three months later, seven of them remained diabetes free. An MRI scan of the participants’ pancreas showed that fat levels had returned to a healthier amount, and the organ’s ability to produce the pancreatic hormone had returned.
To have people free of diabetes after years with the condition is remarkable – and all because of an eight-week diet.