Yes, Type 2 diabetes can be permanently reversed by changing diet and lifestyle for the remainder of your life. Taking medication also doesn’t solve the problem that an unhealthy lifestyle creates. Fasting has been shown to lower blood sugar levels in Type 2 Diabetics.
There has been a huge wave of people, who are open to using fasting for improved health benefits. For people who have diabetes, the real question is can type 2 diabetes be reversed permanently through fasting? And if so, how does fasting help and how long do results take?
Some publications have claimed that fasting may help you reverse type 2 diabetes without medication. Always seek advice from a medical professional before implementing anything new into your treatment program.
According to a USC News , cycling through periods of fasting can reprogram pancreatic cells and renew insulin production. One recent publication referred to a published case report from BMJ, in this experiment a small group of diabetic men implemented intermittent fasting into their daily lives. All three men were able to drop their blood sugar levels to a normal healthy range. One of the three was able to do so in less than a week.
Now, fasting alone isn’t the cure all to type 2 diabetes, but it is a healthy additive to a well balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
There is an aspect of fasting that anyone can find beneficial. It is called autophagy.
This term refers to a process our body needs to stay healthy and alive. It's a regulation mechanism that recycles damaged components of your cells. This recycling of our cells keeps our body full of healthy functioning ones.
When you fast and use up all of the glucose in your system, autophagy will begin to take place. Autophagy isn’t only good for your damaged cells internally, but also benefits your skin and hair. To learn more about the benefits of autophagy refer to the video at the end of this page.
According to the CDC, 1 out of 10 Americans have diabetes. Of those people, almost all of them have type 2. Type 2 diabetes is a result of insulin resistance that occurs when we consume too much sugar for our body to normally process. Over time this excess consumption of sugar creates and unhealthy amount of excess glucose in the blood.
The best part about having type 2 diabetes is you can reverse it as long as you are willing to change your lifestyle and stick to it! If you go back to eating an overabundance of sugars it is highly likely you will become diabetic after dropping your blood sugar levels with treatment.