Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of this health condition with up to 95% of all diabetes cases falling into the Type 2 category.
Type 2 diabetes can develop when your body becomes increasingly resistant to a hormone called insulin. Insulin is made in your pancreas and transfers glucose – a type of sugar in your blood – into your cells to use as energy. If your body can’t use insulin properly, your blood sugar levels increase, which can cause harm to various organs and tissues as a result.
A frequently asked question is can Type 2 diabetes be reversed, especially considering it ‘s closely correlated with a variety of lifestyle factors. Our team at Neuropathy & Pain Centers of Texas tells you everything you need to know about Type 2 diabetes and how to manage it.
Can your diabetes truly be reversed?
Technically, there’s no cure for Type 2 diabetes, and it’s not possible to reverse the condition entirely. However, it’s always possible for this health condition to go into remission.
Remission happens when a condition enters a stage of having either no symptoms (complete remission) or fewer symptoms (partial remission). So when it comes to treating Type 2 diabetes, the goal is to reduce your glucose levels to a nondiabetes range. Even lowering glucose levels to that of a prediabetes diagnosis can have a positive impact on your well-being in the long run.
The good news is your chances of being able to enter a state of remission are high if you manage your Type 2 diabetes properly. Plus, when you enter remission, it means you lower your risk of complications like neuropathy, heart disease, and kidney disease.
It’s important to remember that diabetes remission is not permanent, so you’ll need to stay vigilant about leading a healthy lifestyle with a nutritious diet and regular exercise. If you gain any significant amounts of weight, it can bring your diabetes back. Because of this, long-term control of your diabetes may require you to lose a large amount of weight either through a customized program or with surgery like gastric bypass.
How can you manage your diabetes?
Managing diabetes – or any chronic illness for that matter – needs personalized care from a medical provider with proper knowledge and expertise. Our team works closely with you to develop a management plan for your Type 2 diabetes that includes both regular exercise and a healthy diet. As part of your treatment plan, you may also need to take insulin if your Type 2 diabetes is severe.
It’s never a bad time to get your Type 2 diabetes under control. Our team can help you come up with a treatment plan that will help you manage your condition best.
To learn more about how to manage your Type 2 diabetes, you can contact one of our offices located in Fort Worth, Arlington, Wichita Falls, and Waco, Texas, or use our online scheduler to request an appointment with us today.