Okay, you’ve probably seen the ads or read the articles that there’s a new miracle drug or method out there that will “CURE” you type 2 diabetes. Is it possible? Well, “CURE”, no. “REVERSE”, YES!
In a nutshell, it is thought that there are 3 causes of type 2 diabetes:
1) Genetics – your family’s history will show you who to blame for that.
2) Environment / Lifestyle – the way YOU were living life, so blame yourself.
3) A combination of those two – okay now blame everyone on the planet for your diabetes.
Well, when you look at those numbers, it just goes to say that if you can change, reduce, eliminate or reverse one of the two, you will eliminate 50% of the cause of Type 2 diabetes, right? As the saying goes, “you can pick your friends (or your lifestyle), but you can’t pick your family (your genetics)”. Do you see where I’m going with this? Change what you can – lifestyle – and just work with what you can’t – your gene pool!
When you read about Diabetes in general, the first thing you will come across is that it is a chronic and progressive disease – basically, a life sentence, once you are diagnosed with it. What doesn’t immediately pop up is that type 2 diabetes is actually almost always reversible. Sounds too good to be true, right? Wrong!
Well, for the doubters, let’s have a look at how diabetes progresses. The typical cause of type 2 diabetes is obesity related, having the following characteristics.