The answer to your question is Yes. Personally Type 2 diabetes can be reversed.
In March 2017 I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. It really scared me. My dad was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at the age of 60 and I watched as he had to inject insulin twice a day. Her body is still deteriorating due to diabetes. I did not want to end up like that. I was a chocoholic and ate large portions. I was very heavy with my height and did not get enough exercise.
I immediately went online and started researching treatment for type II diabetes. I read all the information on the American Diabetes Association website and was very depressed. I was told that I had an incurable disease that would last a lifetime and eventually kill me. I learned that I would have to take antiretroviral drugs to control my diabetes and BG, (blood sugar levels). I have decided that this approach is not for me. I knew there must be a cure for this terrible disease even though all these doctors and companies said there was no cure.
I read everything I could find on T2 Diabetes. Causes, treatment, reversal and treatment. I decided that drastically changing my diet into a low-fat diet, LCHF, was the way to go. I found many good details on. So I did it. I completely changed my diet from that day on. It was very difficult. My body craved more carbohydrates, especially sweets. I have symptoms of fever in my body to get used to this new food. I used to meditate and eat sensibly to get past those days. Without reflection I doubt that I would have succeeded. I even created some directed meditation sounds that helped me. Use both daily. They really help to change the way you eat.
No sweets, no fruit, less than 20g of carbs a day, no juices, no sweet drinks, no sugar of any kind except Stevia. Vegetables, eggs, cheese, meat, nuts were just fine.
It was an incredibly difficult challenge. My endocrinologist thought I was crazy. He was not supportive. I told her that I would do this and that I would be making an effort to see if T2 diabetes could be restored and treated without the medication and diet she recommended.
I checked my BG at least seven times a day after various meals, exercise, events, activities, etc. I wanted a complete picture of how everything I ate and heard affected my BG. I found that stress increased BG. I found that sleep deprivation should elevate my BG. Lack of exercise raised my BG. Meditation helps to relieve stress and insomnia. I made sure to take my dog and my camera at least 5 km a day and more often.
After six weeks of this diet my BG was completely normal for a non-diabetic, (3.9-5.6 mmo / L). My A1C was small on the top side however, 6.2. But that A1C put in weeks before my BG went down. My cholesterol was also high in all the fats I ate. So I changed my diet to a low-fat diet. I ate less than 50g of carb diets a day and ate only chicken, fish, and lean meats. Lots of vegetables, eggs, cheese and no fruit and juices or sugar.
After 3 months more my A1C was 5.2 mmo / L. My BG never went above 5.6, (100), even if eaten. I lost about 8 kg which felt good and still is.
It has now been 8 months since I received my diagnosis and the start of my ‘trial’. I still check my BG every morning when I wake up. It stays in the normal range.Never over 5.6, (100). I walk every day with my dog and camera. I meditate daily to deal with any stress that may arise. I’m eating fruit now. I eat fresh vegetables and salads, fish, chicken. I now live in the south of Italy so I can get some delicious olive oil, cheese and vegetables. I eat carbs whenever I like. For example, yesterday I was in Naples, Italy, the home of pizza. I ate a nice pizza at the oldest pizza restaurant in Naples. I also got bitten by an amazing dessert called Dad. It’s so sweet and so delicious.
Late dinner I had another incredible pizza. When I woke up this morning my BG was 5.4. I used to not eat 2 pizzas a day but I used this as a test to see what would happen. Even here in Italy I eat pizza about once a week. I eat all the other foods in moderation.
It is not my intention to go back to eating sweets every day. I will stay on a healthy diet and get exercise for the rest of my life. I like to have a little weight to go with it. I will continue to meditate and do my daily meditative thoughts. Gradually I will try the foods I eat to see how my pancreas works and how my cells work on sugar and insulin. As long as my BG and A1C are normal I will continue to do what I do.
Is T2 Diabetes Cure? I have no information yet. Reversed? Certainly.
I have done this without medication, diet alone, exercise and meditation.
Let me close by saying that the whole human body is a little different. What worked for me may not work for you or may not work for you. In my research I have found that these foods work for most people but do your own research. Obviously, over time, it is much easier to take a pill or injection every day than to change your lifestyle. But that leads to nowhere. Changing your diet and lifestyle is a long-term solution for many people, including me.
Talk to your doctor. Do research. Find what works for you. After that pretend your life depends on it…. because it does.
Take care of yourself.