Is diabetes reversal possible?

What is Diabetes Reversal? | Health tips and more.

Reversing Diabetes refers to undoing the effects the ailment has on one’s body. Diabetes is considered a long-term medical condition and is primarily developed in adults. However, due to obesity issues, it is not uncommon for children to be diagnosed with diabetes. It is life-threatening as it is an ongoing disease and has adverse effects on prominent organs of the body in the long term.


There is no permanent cure for Diabetes. However, it has been observed that with a proper diet, exercise, and treatment, diabetes can be managed well. People can efficiently resolve the side effects of the condition by reversing the progression of Diabetes in their bodies. 

Which Type of Diabetes is Reversible?

There are two kinds of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 2 diabetes is reversible in certain cases. Diabetics who have been diagnosed recently or have habits pertaining to unhealthy eating and obesity have more chances at diabetes reversal. This is actually putting diabetes into remission, which means keeping blood sugar level in control without medication. People with Type 2 diabetes can bring their insulin levels in control by following a proper diet, workout routine, and availing medical treatment. In fact, once insulin levels are controlled, patients can reduce the dose of their medication and even give it up entirely, post consultation with their doctors.

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes can be defined as the condition in which the body tends to use more glucose to fuel itself. In the long run, this condition leads to the circulation of excessive sugar in the bloodstream of a person. High blood sugar levels can cause certain disorders in the body of a person. It can be harmful to the nervous system, immune system, and circulatory system.

Diabetes Risk

Another issue with Type 2 diabetes is that the pancreases produce less insulin, a hormone responsible for regulating the movement of sugar in the cells of a person’s body. With less insulin, more blood glucose remains in the blood leading to diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can be managed if proper care is taken in the initial days of diagnosis.

  • Increased thirst
  • Unintended loss in weight
  • Blurry vision
  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent infections
  • Tingling in the hands or feet
  • Slow-healing sores
  • Darkened skin areas of armpits and neck

Understanding How Type 2 Diabetes Progresses

Type 2 diabetes progresses in the body by following a vicious cycle pattern.

  • Belly weight increases leading to central or truncal obesity.
  • Insulin levels in the bloodstream may rise, which allows quick and high carb intake.
  • A high insulin level in the body consistently may cause the body’s cells to become resistant towards insulin, which may further cause weight gain.
  • Insulin resistance leads to high sugar levels in the bloodstream, particularly after one consumes a meal.
  • The pancreas begins to secrete more insulin to combat the rising blood sugar levels.
  • This causes lethargy and increased hunger.
  • This pattern causes weight gain in the long run and overtime, the pancreatic cells are exhausted and produce less and less insulin.

How is Type 2 Diabetes Reversible?

To reverse the symptoms of Diabetes and the damage it causes to the body, this vicious cycle pattern needs to be broken to put the strain off from the insulin-producing cells. Here are some effective ways to reverse Diabetes and its effects on the body.

Maintaining a Workout Regime


Committing to regular workouts is one solution to reverse Type 2 diabetes. With exercise, the body becomes more sensitive to insulin production. Yoga, jogging, aerobics, and brisk walking help in maintaining those blood sugar levels.

Low Calorie Diet 

Consuming a low calorie and low carbohydrate diet can help the patient reduce their blood sugar levels and enhance chances to achieve remission from Diabetes .

However, it is essential to remember that the results may take a few months to show. Consistency in diet and exercise is important to control diabetes .

Low calorie Diet
Bariatric Surgery 

Bariatric surgery is a compilation of various procedures which are performed on people to deal with obesity. This leads to significant weight loss by altering the level of various gut hormone levels in the body, responsible for satiety and hunger. The surgery creates a new hormonal weight set point for the body leading to a loss in weight.

Bariatric Surgery

With lifestyle changes, including diet, exercises, and various other procedures and treatments, type 2 diabetes can be controlled and reversed. However, it is necessary to go ahead with these changes only after proper consultation from a diabetes specialist.

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Mrs.Sripriya Ravi, M.Sc, Senior Dietitian
Miss. Priyadharshini  M.Sc, Dietitian