Well, to most medical professionals, it may sound too good to be true. But in actual fact, while certain lifestyle changes are key to managing diabetes, whether you can actually turn back time so that it's like you never had diabetes at all is a different matter. That depends on how long you've had the condition, how severe it is, and your genes.
The term 'reversal' is used when people can go off medication but still must engage in a lifestyle program in order to stay off.
It is extremely crucial to know your basics! Rather than straightaway popping your prescription pills, do your own research and study first. Do you know which organs in our body are associated when it comes to sugar level?
The liver acts as the body’s glucose (or fuel) reservoir, and helps to keep your circulating blood sugar levels and other body fuels steady and constant. The liver both stores and manufactures glucose depending upon the body’s need. The need to store or release glucose is primarily signaled by the hormones insulin and glucagon.
The pancreas is an organ located behind the lower part of the stomach, in front of the spine and plays an important part in diabetes. The pancreas is the organ which produces insulin, one the main hormones that helps to regulate blood glucose levels.
While all other organs can be associated to blood sugar levels, these two are the main organs that directly contribute to the proper regulation of our blood sugar levels. That's why majority of diabetes medication are aimed at these two organs. For instance, drugs like Metformin (a type of Biguanides) decreases amount of glucose released from liver while another type of drugs that are usually paired with Metformin is Glimepiride (a type of Sulfonylureas) stimulates the pancreas to release more insulin, both right after a meal and then over several hours. There are hundreds of similar drugs with different names from different companies, basically with the same functions, different side effects.
In fact, some doctors even prefers the usage of insulin jabs to medications.
Even though food and supplements do contribute to improvements, simple changes such as sleeping early, losing fats by exercising (not losing muscles) and keeping ourselves hydrated makes a huge difference.
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