How to cure type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in the United States and affects between 15-20 million people. Type 2 diabetes is often called “adult onset diabetes” or “non-insulin dependant diabetes” because it comes on later in life as a result of dietary choices and lifestyle rather than genetic conditions. Insulin is responsible for regulating blood sugar and energy levels, however when someone ingests a diet high in sugar then their body can become insulin resistant, which is how this condition develops. When the body becomes insulin resistant, then the levels of blood-sugar or glucose increase and the body cannot process them as normal, which can eventually cause severe health problems.

Type 2 diabetes is preventable, but many people wait until it is too late to take action. The best prevention for diabetes type 2 is a healthy diet and regular exercise. Reducing the amount of sugar consumed, while increasing vegetables, fruits, and fibrous foods will have the greatest effect. Exercising several times per week will also help the body metabolize blood sugar and regulate energy levels effectively.

Once a person has been diagnosed with diabetes, then they are forced to deal with the condition for life, as there is no cure. However, many of the symptoms and complications associated with type 2 diabetes can be mitigated or removed completely. The same rules that apply for prevention also apply for treatment. Eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise are the two most important things that you can do to reduce your diabetes symptoms. For many people, this will be the only treatment necessary, while for others more regimented treatments might be in order.

Part of the requirements for managing blood sugar is getting regular blood sugar readings via a portable device. This means regular finger pricks to make sure that blood glucose levels are not too high. Therefore, managing blood sugar levels becomes a daily task. Aside from diet and exercise, there are other forms of insulin therapy that make use of medications, either administered orally or via injection. There are several forms of prescription medications used as cures for type 2 diabetes. Some inhibit blood glucose by limiting the amount produced by the liver, some increase the amount of insulin produced, while others work to make your body more sensitive to insulin in the hope that it will return to a normal sensitivity level.

The problem with oral medications is that the enzymes in the stomach break down some of the drugs. In these cases, type 2 diabetes patients might be forced to get regular insulin injections, which isn’t fun, but can help relieve symptoms. As a last resort, someone might be forced to carry around an insulin machine that disperses insulin automatically based on a doctor’s recommendation. Although none of these medications are complete cures for diabetes type 2, they can help the body return to more normal levels. Over time, the body might become less resistant to insulin, which means that you could possible reduce medications or injections.

The key to managing diabetes is the keep a close eye on your blood sugar levels so that you can identify which foods and medicines cause a spike. Once you have identified these items, you can remove them from your diet and find other medicines that won’t interfere with your diabetes injections and medications. Get plenty of exercise and eat a healthy diet and you will be well on your way to managing your diabetes. The goal is to prevent the need for injections for the duration of your life and make sure that your body sees as little effects from diabetes as possible.


Last updated on Jul 20th, 2009 and filed under Diabetes Mellitus. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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