Patients, Clients, and Family Members Want To Know: Is It Possible To Reverse Diabetes?
In the not too distant past, a diagnosis of type II diabetes was devastating, and doctors told patients it was a chronic condition that could be managed, but could not be truly “cured.”
Today, research is showing something very different. Individuals with a diagnosis of either prediabetes or type II diabetes can, in fact, reverse the condition and re-program their bodies to use the naturally produced insulin to control their blood sugar levels.
What Most Doctors Don’t Tell You
Exercise, careful choice of foods, and losing excess weight are all components of reversing a diagnosis of type II diabetes. For many doctors, the natural option is to prescribe insulin or hypoglycemic oral agents and instruct the patient simply how to manage their blood sugar, rather than getting to the root cause of the insulin resistance and weight loss resistance in their body.
The reason that many doctors don’t tell patients this, despite the current research indicating it is possible, is that it is a lifelong commitment. The eating changes, the increase in activity, and the monitoring of weight has to continue, and many doctors simply don’t see their patients capable of sustaining this lifestyle choice.
Not Up To Date
Many doctors are also behind the times when it comes to current diabetes research. They may not be effectively working with patients at the prediabetic stage to assist patients in understanding the role that excessive weight, high carbohydrates and refined sugar intake have on their bodies.
Studies by the Centers for Disease control on dieting and weight loss show positive results in naturally managing fasting blood sugar levels, which is a key indicator in the diagnosis of prediabetes and type II diabetes.
Patients that are committed to healthy eating and exercise and who are able to sustain these changes can and do lose the weight and keep it off, can return their blood sugar levels back to normal levels without the use of insulin.
While not all people will be able to control their diabetes through diet alone, the lack of information provided by doctors may be limiting this valuable research to patients. By managing eating, exercise and weight they can not only prevent the health issues associated with the disease, but continue to live an active, healthy life without the need for insulin and constant blood sugar monitoring.
My Clinical Experience
As you many know, I have been practicing medicine for over 20 years, and in that time I have specialized my practice to focus on diabetic care. I have seen this time and time again when patients come to my clinic to see me. When I ask them about the diabetic education that they have recieved from their primary care physician, it is next to zero.
I spend much of my time with my patients educating them about diabetes, what they should and should not be eating (and it’s not just about table sugar), how they can start to lose the stubborn weight and bloated belly by making a few simple changes in their daily routines, and how to save their eyes, kidneys, and feet from the damage that diabetes can do.
My passion is to help pre-diabetics, borderline diabetics, awomen who have been diagnosed with prenatal diabetes (research has found this to be a precursor to type II diabetes), and people who have been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance, reverse their diagnosis and prevent full blown type II diabetes from taking over their lives.
If you have any of these conditions or type II diabetes and would like to discuss how we can work together to prevent or reverse diabetes, schedule a free consultation with me so we can dive deeper to find out what is going on and come up with a plan of action for you: https://my.timetrade.com/book/Y1THR
Dr. Michele Summers Colon, DPM, MS, RYT-500
3503 Lexington Ave.
El Monte, CA 91731