Reverse Type II Diabetes

There are very few significant illnesses that once contracted offer much hope of reversal. It is a one-way street, and while you would adjust and change your lifestyle, the progression is more than likely to be inevitable. Most significant illnesses also have a terrible habit of sneaking up on you. You would not be wrong to say that it came without warning. The surprise occurs because, in the interim, your body was compensating while dealing with the potential illnesses. It was therefore with some consternation that I became aware that I had Type II Diabetes in January of 2015.

Studies have now established beyond doubt that Type II Diabetes is reversible. Excess calories cause the condition which results in excess fat in the liver. The liver then responds poorly to insulin and ends up producing too much glucose. The increase in glucose is what shows up in your morning fasting sugar or your three-month average sugar also known as HBA1c. The excess fat is then passed on to your pancreas which results in lower insulin being produced. If you do not take preemptive action, the condition keeps worsening.

The research, however, shows that once you have clinically contracted Type II Diabetes, you have a ten-year window to reverse it before it becomes irreversible. Within this period, making lifestyle changes, changing your diet to a reduced-calorie diet and eliminating processed foods and fast sugars can result in a complete reversal of the disease. The method requires you to reduce your calories in the first phase and then once you have lost body fat, add some moderate exercises to stabilize your weight. Clinically, your HBA1c has to be below 6.5 for about a year before you can be certified as having reversed the condition. Diabetes can lead to a host of other diseases and therefore a stitch in time can save nine.


Ritesh is a born again health enthusiast and holds a Certificate in Physiology from Harvard Medical School and a Certificate in Nutrition from Tufts University.