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Is Type 2 Diabetes Reversible?

Is Type 2 Diabetes Reversible?

You need some sugar in your blood. Your body uses a hormone called insulin to convert it into fuel for your cells. When you don’t make enough insulin or your body starts to have problems using it properly, though, you run into problems. Specifically, you get diagnosed with diabetes.

Not all diabetes is the same. Type 2 diabetes, the most common kind, usually develops later in life. It becomes increasingly problematic as your body resists insulin, leading to too much sugar building up in your blood.

Fortunately, if you get diagnosed with type 2 diabetes — or if you think you might have it — Dr. Peymon Zarreii can help. As a diabetes specialist, he and our team at Zarreii Medical and Aesthetics can help you get your blood sugar to healthier levels. And we offer that diabetes care right here at our office in Delray Beach, Florida.

In fact, in some instances, we may even be able to help you reverse your type 2 diabetes. 

Putting your diabetes into remission

We don’t yet have a cure for diabetes. But a large body of evidence shows that when people with type 2 diabetes make lifestyle changes, they can put the condition into remission. 

The biggest thing you can do to reverse your diabetes starts with the scale. Losing weight directly impacts your body’s ability to do a huge range of important things, including keeping your blood sugar levels in check. 

Losing even 5% of your body weight can deliver serious health benefits. The more weight you lose, the more likely you are to reverse your diabetes diagnosis. 

Time matters, too. The sooner you lose weight after your diabetes diagnosis, the more likely you are to see a good outcome. That said, even if you’ve had diabetes for years, losing weight can still make a big difference.

Beyond that, if you want to reverse diabetes, you should eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. These lifestyle changes move the needle on your insulin response, helping you put your diabetes into remission. 

Staying healthy long-term

Reversing type 2 diabetes doesn’t cure you for life. It simply puts your condition into remission. And that means you need to keep making healthy choices to keep your blood sugar at healthy levels. 

Dr. Zarreii partners with you to create a plan that works for you long-term. That means finding a type of regular exercise that you enjoy and sticking with a diet plan filled with whole, healthful foods you like. 

If you want to learn more about reversing your type 2 diabetes, contact Zarreii Medical and Aesthetics by calling our office or requesting your appointment online today. 

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