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Diabetes

Question
Posted by: Primrose | 2018/01/17

Q.

Diabetic

My wife is diabetic and she is not due for treatment yet according the doctor but most of the time she feel dizziness. What can she use to control her diabetic to normal before she is due for treatment.

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert
- 2018/01/23

Hi

Non-medical treatments for diabetes include diet, exercise and weight loss. Exercise entails about 20-30 minutes ideally every day, but at least every 2nd day. Diet involves cutting calories to induce weight loss.Type 2 diabetes is reversible, and this has been shown in patients who have markedly altered their diets and lost weight. Reversing diabetes is more likely in patients whose diabetes is controlled on tablets or not yet on medication, although there are patients who have achieved this on insulin as well. A recent study in the U.K showed that patients who followed a very low calorie diet, were able to reverse their diabetes and after a few months (it was a short term trial)  still had normal glucose levels. There is now also a lot of evidence that weight loss through bariatric surgery has been shown to reverse diabetes in about 80% of patients. The trick in both cases though is that in the long term you need to maintain the lifestyle changes, otherwise all you will have done is to temporarily push down the glucose levels into the normal range and then with time they will go up again

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