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Reverse Diabetes

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Diabetes is an increasingly common chronic condition in which the body cannot manage blood sugar properly. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is a lack of insulin. The most common form (> 90%) of diabetes is type 2 diabetes which has skyrocketed, increasing 750% in the last 50 years, and now affects more than one in ten people. 

In type 2 diabetes, the body’s cells and organs become resistant to insulin leading to high blood sugar levels, inflammation and damage to blood vessels and organs. Diabetes commonly occurs with obesity, which doctors call “diabesity,” but it can also occur in those of normal weight. Diabetes is a serious health problem because it markedly increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, dementia, kidney failure, blindness, amputation, and early death. However, with proper treatment that includes normalizing blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, body composition, and following a healthy lifestyle, diabetes can be potentially reversed, and the risks of diabetes can be  dramatically reduced.  

Type 2 Diabetes, Treatment, and Possible Remission

Although type 2 diabetes can have a devastating effect on your health, what many people with diabetes don’t know is that the best treatment for diabetes is not just medication – and that reversing diabetes is possible.

Normalizing blood sugar levels is just one part of a treatment plan designed to lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, dementia, and other complications of diabetes. Those who can also optimize their blood cholesterol, blood pressure, and body composition or weight can dramatically lower their risk of complications and give themselves the best chance to reverse their diabetes.

The most effective ways to lower the risk of the complications of diabetes and potentially reverse it include:

  • Eating a healthy diet that minimizes highly processed, high sugar, and highly refined grain foods. 
  • Regular physical activity that includes aerobic and strength training.
  • Getting restorative sleep
  • Effectively managing stress
  • Avoiding toxins like tobacco and excess alcohol
  • Staying socially connected.
  • Optimizing medications 

Getting the best treatment plan to lower the risk of the complications of diabetes and give you the best opportunity to reverse diabetes often requires an expert team of professionals. 

Contact HealthspanMD™ in Phoenix, Arizona For Help.

If you have diabetes and you’re looking to lower your risk of complications of diabetes, it’s time to talk to our team. HealthspanMD™ specializes in working with people like you to provide the personalized, comprehensive, and connected care needed to lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, dementia, stroke, and other complications of diabetes and also give you the best chance to reverse your diabetes.  Call our offices in Phoenix, Arizona, for an appointment today. 

Dr. Robert Todd Hurst, MD, FACC, FASE, has extensive experience in treating patients who want the best treatment to lower the risk of complications of diabetes and get the best chance to reverse diabetes. He established HealthspanMD™ to help patients live long, healthy, and vital lives. He brings over 25 years of experience at respected institutions such as the Mayo Clinic and the Banner Heart Institute. With over 50 peer-reviewed publications and over 100 delivered educational presentations, he continues to be active in advancing heart  health and providing leading-edge care for his patients.

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