"There is strong evidence that type 2 diabetes is inexorably progressive, with a high likelihood of insulin therapy being eventually required"
The insulin in our body is made in the beta cells of the pancreas and "beta cell function declines linearly with time, and after 10 years more than 50% of individuals require insulin therapy"
So when I am researching reversing diabetes one of the key questions in my mind is - can function of the beta cells be restored in the body ? Can a diabetic's body start producing insulin again?
Lately I have been researching medical research papers. This is where the best new medical research gets published. I wanted to see what research is there regarding revitalizing and restoring beta cells.
So a study regarding beta cells was conducted in the U.K. Its goal was to see if beta cell function can normalize after dietary intervention.
As the participants, all aged around 50 yrs went through the dietary intervention, it says "In the first 7 days of the reduced energy intake, fasting blood glucose and hepatic insulin sensitivity fell to normal"
Wow in just 7 days !
Furthermore it goes on to say "Over the 8 weeks of dietary energy restriction, beta cell function increased towards normal". Yay !!
I am encouraged that as we reverse diabetes in people their body functions will return toward normalcy and even cellular function can be restored.
In our dietary program we also reduce caloric intake, which leads to weight loss; and all the current research says this is a clinically proven way to reverse diabetes.
To see the study I am referring to, please click here.
Can the body restore insulin production after having diabetes?
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