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Is Diabetes Reversible?

Is Diabetes Reversible?

Type 2 diabetes is almost always preventable and even reversible through diet and lifestyle changes. Like other leading killers— especially heart disease and high blood pressure—type 2 diabetes is an unfortunate consequence of dietary choices. However, there is hope if you have diabetes.

Through lifestyle changes, you may be able to achieve a complete remission of type 2 diabetes, even if you have been suffering for decades.

Facts to Know

  • Approximately 84 million American adults— more than 1 out of 3—have prediabetes. Of those adults, 90% don’t know they have it. Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
  • Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. As many as 1 in 3 U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050 if current trends persist, according to a new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Current trends suggest that 1 in 3 children born after 2000 will receive a type 2 diabetes diagnosis (for Hispanic children, that increases to 1 in 2). Each American consumes an average of 185 pounds of added sugar and sweeteners each year.
  • Soft drinks are responsible for most of the added sugar in the American diet. One can of soda contains about 11 teaspoons of sugar.

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This information provided by our experts at the Lifestyle Medicine Center.

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