July 31, 2023
Is my Type 2 Diabetes reversible?
Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by high blood sugar levels and can lead to serious health complications if left untreated. However, recent research has shown that diabetes can be reversed through low-carbohydrate diets.
Low carbohydrate diets involve reducing the amount of carbohydrates consumed and increasing the intake of healthy fats and protein. This shift in the diet causes the body to enter a state of ketosis, in which it burns fat for energy instead of carbohydrates.
Several studies have shown that a low carbohydrate diet can significantly improve blood sugar control and lead to diabetes reversal. One study, published in the journal Nutrition & Metabolism, found that type 2 diabetes patients on a low carbohydrate diet experienced a mean reduction in HbA1c (a measure of blood sugar control) of 1.5%, and 46% were able to discontinue their diabetes medication.
Another study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, found that a low carbohydrate diet led to more significant weight loss and improved insulin sensitivity in obese adults with type 2 diabetes compared to a low-fat diet.
It's important to note that a low-carb diet should be done under the guidance of a healthcare professional. Also, a low-carb diet should be balanced with nutrient-dense foods, such as non-starchy vegetables, healthy fats, and protein.
At Avicenna Direct Care, our diabetes reversal program has helped many patients reverse their diabetes, improve their overall health and come off of numerous medications, including insulin, all by changing to a low-carbohydrate way of eating.
In conclusion, low-carbohydrate diets have been proven to be an effective method for reversing diabetes. If you have diabetes or are at risk of developing it, it's worth discussing with us if a low-carbohydrate diet may benefit you.