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  • Writer's pictureDr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam

Can Diabetes be cured?

Diabetes is characterized by high blood sugar levels and can lead to serious health complications if left untreated. However, there is some hope for those with type 2 diabetes, as it is possible for the condition to be cured.

Type 2 diabetes is a condition where the body becomes resistant to insulin and the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin to regulate blood sugar levels effectively. This type of diabetes is often caused by lifestyle factors such as being overweight, viral infections, sedentary, and consuming an unhealthy diet.

Fortunately, type 2 diabetes can often be reversed with lifestyle changes. Here are some steps you can take to reverse your condition:

  1. Lose weight: Excess weight is a major contributor to insulin resistance, and losing weight can help improve insulin sensitivity. Aim to lose 5-10% of your body weight to start seeing improvements in blood sugar levels.

  2. Eat a healthy diet: Focus on consuming whole, unprocessed foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Reduce your intake of sugary foods and drinks, and limit your intake of processed carbohydrates.

  3. Exercise regularly: Regular physical activity can help improve insulin sensitivity and control blood sugar levels. Aim to get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week.

  4. Quit smoking: Smoking has been linked to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and can make it more difficult to manage. If you smoke, quitting is one of the best things you can do for your health.

  5. Manage stress: Chronic stress has been linked to a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Find healthy ways to manage stress, such as through exercise, meditation, or talking to a friend or counselor.

It's important to note that reversing type 2 diabetes requires significant lifestyle changes and may not be possible for everyone. However, even small improvements in diet and exercise can have a big impact on blood sugar levels and overall health.

It's important for people with diabetes to work closely with their doctor to develop a management plan that works for them.

Dr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam, MD, FRCP (London), FACP (USA)

Internal Medicine Specialist

Kify Hospital



Phone : 85000 23456

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