Diabetes can be a debilitating disease when gone unchecked and doctors don’t have a lot of comprehensive research on what causes the disease.
It is generally known that genetic makeup, a sedentary lifestyle, and excessive weight can be contributing factors to a diabetes diagnosis, but there are many contributing factors that are still unknown.
While the causes may not be fully known, the cure might… A research team in Scotland recently released a study that may help people manage and eventually put their Type 2 Diabetes in remission.
The study discovered 1 in 20 people were able to send their Type 2 Diabetes fully into remission with a few key lifestyle changes.
In the case of this study, remission means a sufficient lowering of blood sugar levels without the use of medication for a minimum of one-year.
This is a huge discovery for those diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.
The possibility of putting such a serious illness into remission could be significantly life altering. The study authors also showed that a low-calorie diet, weight loss, and increased movement or exercise could put Type 2 Diabetes in remission.
One of the biggest contributing factors in those who were able to achieve remission was a significant weight loss of at least 33lbs. According to the study those who lost this weight were at a higher chance of going into remission across all age groups, and those aged 75+ had the highest chance of achieving remission when they lost 33lbs or more or more.
One prime example of this is new New York City Mayor Eric Adams. After Mr. Adam’s Type 2 Diabetes diagnosis in 2016 he switched to a plant-based diet. In an article Adams wrote for WebMD, he states that after only three months on his new diet he was able to take his Type 2 Diabetes into remission.
He now wants to put health care front and center as the city’s chief executive and push for New Yorkers to be healthier via preventative care, diet and exercise.
Adams story of success with conquering Type 2 Diabetes is one that millions of others could emulate.