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Family & Relationships Type 2 diabetes can be reversed even after years of having the condition - this is how

14:10  12 february  2020
14:10  12 february  2020 Source:   inews.co.uk

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Type 2 diabetes is a serious, long-term medical condition . It develops mostly in adults but is But if treated carefully, it can be managed or even reversed . Type 2 diabetes affects how you metabolize sugar. Your pancreas doesn’ t produce enough insulin, or your body has become resistant to its action.

With time and dedication, type 2 diabetes can be reversed and the results can be very rewarding, with Understanding how diabetes progresses. The most common cause of type 2 diabetes is After one year of following the diet, 15% of participants achieved remission and, after six years , 5

  Type 2 diabetes can be reversed even after years of having the condition - this is how © Getty The idea that type 2 diabetes is a lifelong disease has been ingrained for so long. But the research explained in my new book, Life Without Diabetes, shows this is not necessarily true. As this is a condition that costs 10 per cent of NHS expenditure, that is good news.

Return to normal health is possible for almost everyone in the first few years of type 2 diabetes. Some people can achieve this even after many years of diabetes. Our research in Newcastle has shown exactly what causes type 2 diabetes for the first time and has traced both the underlying processes of returning to normal and the gruesome processes of developing the disease.

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Type 2 diabetes is an ongoing disease. Even if you're in remission, which means you aren' t taking Researchers estimate that upwards of three-quarters of people see their diabetes reversed after bariatric It works best for people who've had the disease for 5 years or less and don' t use insulin.

Type 2 diabetes can be controlled and even reversed with diet and exercise alone, but many people need extra support. If lifestyle changes aren’ t enough, your doctor If you have type 1 diabetes , work with your doctor to identify how much insulin you may need to inject after eating certain types of food.

The role the liver and pancreas play

We measured the critical items in the two important organs of type 2 diabetes - liver and pancreas. In liver, we measured the fat content and the response to insulin control of sugar production. In the pancreas we developed new techniques to measure the fat content and the production of insulin. We were amazed to see that the hypothesis we tested was exactly correct: in the liver, fat content and insulin response were normal within seven days (so blood glucose first thing in the morning dropped to normal); and in the pancreas there was a gradual fall in fat content over eight weeks which was mirrored by a return to near normal insulin production.

The nub of the matter is removing the damaging effects of excess fat delivered to the insulin producing cells of the pancreas. Excess fat builds up first in the liver. Then the liver supplies excess fat to all tissues of the body – including the pancreas. Not everyone is susceptible to this fat induced damage to the pancreas, but for those unlucky enough to be so disposed, the major hormone insulin can no longer be produced rapidly enough.

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Receiving a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes can be daunting, yet many people manage the condition well, keeping symptoms and severe complications at bay. While type 2 diabetes may also have a genetic tendency, it is greatly affected by lifestyle choices.

Many experts believe Type 2 diabetes is an incurable disease that gets worse with time. “ This is a radical change in our understanding of Type 2 diabetes ,” said Dr. Roy Taylor, a professor at When Allan Tutty, 57, learned five years ago that he had Type 2 diabetes , he asked health care providers

And the solution? Weight loss of about 15kg sounds impossible, but by developing a humanly possible, effective method we have been show that this can be done in a matter of weeks by anyone with motivation to return to health.

The greater challenge is preventing weight regain in the face of the slings and arrows that are part of everyday life. This is not easy, but many people have demonstrated that by following simple changes to habits it can be done. There is no magic ‘diet’ – individuals suit different approaches – but a long term way of living life to the full can be successful.

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“Fatigue can be related to a number of different issues, and talking with your physician can narrow down a potential diagnosis,” explains Erik Polan, DO, assistant professor of internal medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. “Things occurring with fatigue—such as unexplained weight loss, night sweats, easy bruising, and lumps or bumps under the skin—could signify potential cancers. Other issues that can cause similar symptoms include viral infections (like HIV) or rarer endocrine or rheumatologic issues.”

Type 2, obesity and BMI

It's widely believed type 2 diabetes is due to obesity. But a glance at the hard information shows that this is simply untrue. One in two people developing the disease have a body mass index (BMI) under 30 and are not obese. So if half are obese and half are not, maybe there are two different diseases? Not so, as the underlying mechanisms have been shown to be the same over the range of BMI’s. In fact one in 10 people have a ‘normal’ BMI at the time of diagnosis and in contrast around three quarters of people with BMI over 45 do not have type 2 diabetes.

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Participants in this study had Type 2 diabetes for between six months and 23 years . The team showed that Type 2 diabetes could be reversed even in people who had the condition for 10 years . The team were able to identify in advance participants who would not respond to adequate weight loss by

They could revolutionise the way type 2 diabetes is treated. This builds on the work into the underlying cause of the condition , so that we can target “Our findings suggest that even if you have had type 2 diabetes for six years , putting the disease into remission is feasible”, says Prof Michael Lean from

The truth is that we are all individuals, and simple statistical categorisation by BMI is inappropriate. Those of us with a genetic set to live in a body of BMI 25 may well get type 2 diabetes if their weight rises to 28. And those who have normal metabolism with a BMI of 34 may get the disease if they put on weight to say, a BMI of 37. The reverse process is useful to consider, as it is now very clear that someone with a BMI of 37 can return to normal sugar control and normal blood fats with a BMI of 34. That is why the 15kg weight loss target is appropriate for most people: as everyone has a personal threshold above which they will develop type 2 diabetes. It is nothing to do with the fixed BMI concept of ‘obesity’.

In other words, we all have a personal fat threshold above which mischief will start happening. This has been rather obscured by the present popularity of population level information to drive beliefs about what is relevant for individuals. But there is a clear bottom line: if a person has true type 2 diabetes, then they have become too heavy for their body.

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From my personal experience Type 2 Diabetes can be reversed . What I have found has helped me to stop the progression of this condition and to start reversing it, is a lifestyle change. At one point about 2 years ago, I was taking 1700 mg of Metformin and 50 units of insulin daily.

The team showed that Type 2 diabetes could be reversed even in people who had the condition for 10 years . The team were able to identify in advance This will examine how successfully people can reverse their diabetes through weight loss simply under the care of their family doctor and nurse.

Woman checking her mobile phone while having breakfast at home © Getty Woman checking her mobile phone while having breakfast at home Eating sweet things and high blood sugar

It's also widely believed that eating sweet things is the cause of high blood sugar. When you wake in the morning, all the sugar in your blood has been made by you – by your liver. No molecule of sugar in the blood will have come directly from what was eaten yesterday. In type 2 diabetes the normal restraint on overproduction of sugar by the liver is lost, because the liver becomes resistant to the action of insulin. In turn, that is because there is too much fat inside the liver preventing insulin working normally. When you eat you get a double whammy: all your carbs are turned into sugar during digestion, and this load is additional to the outpouring of sugar from your liver which continued throughout the 24 hours. Certainly eating a lot of sugar or carbs with type 2 diabetes will make the blood sugar even higher, but the basic problem is lack of normal functioning of the hormone insulin. Loss of fat from liver and pancreas restores this.

So type 2 diabetes is not all doom, gloom and an inevitable life sentence. In 2020, the condition looks very different.

Life Without Diabetes by Professor Roy Taylor is published by Short Books, £9.99

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