Is there a cure for diabetes? Well, when asking yourself how to cure diabetes type 2 there are many things that come to mind.
First, if you have type 1, you’d probably need to talk about pancreatic islet transplantation or beta cell encapsulation in order to cure it. But that is a topic for another conversation.
But on the topic of curing type 2 diabetes, I always hear people say, “there isn’t money in a cure.” People say this when referring to the pharmaceutical companies. And while I have mixed opinions on this after having close to a decade of experience working in Big Pharma I’ll keep my comments to myself.
I will say this though. Type 2 diabetes, regardless of what you think, can be cured, reversed, managed, controlled…whatever you choose it to be. Now before I go off on a tangent, I have a couple of things to say:
- I’m not a physician and I’m not trying to give you advice pertaining to taking medication for type 2 diabetes.
- I’m not sure MOST people have what it takes to put type 2 diabetes in their rear view mirror…
How To Cure Diabetes Explained
Imagine this. You haven’t been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes yet. The morning of your physical exam with your physician, you decide to check your blood sugar just for fun. Maybe you had a blood glucose meter hanging around somewhere for a family member.
You test your blood sugar and to your surprise it’s 212. A random blood glucose test of 200 mg/dL or higher is clinical diagnosis for diabetes. So you’re shocked and you decide to put off your physical because you don’t’ want your physician to know about your blood sugar.
Now you decide to learn all you can about how to control your blood sugar and you decide to make lifestyle changes. And through diligent work you manage to get your blood sugar back to normal ranges. And you continue to check your blood sugar periodically going forward just to make sure it isn’t out of control ever again.
If you now went to your physician, and had a physical exam they’d say you’re normal. They wouldn’t diagnose you with type 2 diabetes. And that high reading would be your little secret.
So what am I trying to say here? Well, I’m trying to say, unlike other conditions out there, type 2 diabetes comes down to control. And with control, and tweaks in your lifestyle you can affect your blood sugar readings. You can reverse insulin resistance, which is one of the reasons why your blood sugar rises to diabetic levels in type 2 diabetes. You can lose weight. You can modify your diet. All of the things that affect type 2 diabetes.
So can you cure type 2 diabetes? I’ll let you answer that question…
Prior to using any of this material, please consult with your physician.