It is possible to successfully treat type 2 diabetes. Whilst there is a growing worldwide epidemic and it is a condition that does not go away, it can be managed. Now that is good news! It can be reversed… not cured, but managed or reversed.
What is Type 2 Diabetes?
A lack of insulin, or insulin ineffectively used, throws off the natural balance of your body. The absorption of glucose into your body is continually blocked when you have type 2 diabetes, even when the two main elements, sugar and insulin, are present albeit in excessive amounts. People with type 2 diabetes do not utilize all of the glucose or sugar created from the food they eat.
Most people don’t even notice the gradual rise in their blood sugar levels… this is because the build-up occurs slowly, over many years. In addition to the sugar produced from the food you eat, more glucose is added to your bloodstream by other organs in your body that are programmed to release sugar in times of deprivation to make sure your brain always has enough sugar to function.
The very high blood sugar levels associated with type 2 diabetes are really not healthy for several reasons. High levels of sugar can actually nourish bacteria that causes infection inside your body and can inhibit the normal infection fighting abilities of your immune system. This helps slow down your body’s rate of healing.
Causes of Type 2 Diabetes include:
- family history of type 2 diabetes
- extra weight carried especially around your waistline
- disorders of the immune system, including lupus
- being physically inactive
- long periods of stress
- certain medications which includes steroids
- gestational diabetes