5 Ways You Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

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4. The 800 calories plan

It wasn’t long after the 600-calorie experiment when researchers in the UK discovered that putting patients on an 800-calorie diet for 8 weeks worked just as well as the 600-calorie plan. The whole purpose was to get the liver and body rid of any fatty deposits that had built up so that the pancreas had a chance to start over without always having to deal with built-up fat first. The low-calorie plans were very difficult for people to stay on because they are so low the patients ended up hungry along with several side effects such as headaches, nausea, confusion from being so hungry, and always feeling cold.


5. High fat low carbohydrates

It seems that another program that worked in reversing type 2 diabetes was keeping patients on a high fat low carbohydrate diet. The patients had to maintain a low carbohydrate range of 20 grams per day. The good part is that the high-fat portion of the plan was able to keep them from feeling any real hunger. Also, eating plenty of protein kept their blood glucose levels even. This plan worked well but it took longer than the 8-week programs with the much-reduced calories.

The main point here is to find a plan that will work for you if you are serious about reversing your own type 2 diabetes. Researchers found that contrary to earlier beliefs, you can reverse type 2 diabetes even if you have had this condition for longer than 10 years. Originally it was thought that the longer you had it the harder it was to get rid of permanently.


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Choose a plan that is comfortable for you and ensures that you will stay on it. If you feel that 8 weeks is a short enough period of time to stay on a very low-calorie program, go for it. If you feel that you are more apt to stay on a plan where you have more to eat and a little longer time period, opt for any of the lower carbohydrate plans and find an exercise regime that you can stick with. Continue to take your medications until you check with your doctor but keep a record of your blood sugar readings every day. Before you know it, you will be free of type 2 diabetes and able to get off all medications.




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