It is possible to Reverse Pre & Type 2 Diabetes even if you have started using insulin to control blood sugars.
Unfortunately most GP's don't take Pre Diabetes seriously and I hear from my clients who have contacted me for help, that they are told to 'loose weight, stop eating sugar and get some exercise' This advise is general and as good as useless as the solution, although not complicated, needs to be personalised and monitored closely to ensure progress and prevent other, hormonal and metabolic imbalances
Using correct Nutrition and Exercise I will help you change your lifestyle, reduce blood sugars, prevent (and, in some cases, reverse) complications caused by chronic high blood sugar levels.
Every Body is unique and has different needs which is why all my Plans and Programs are 100% Personalised and tailored to suit your lifestyle, abilities, injury's, fitness level and, as much as possible, work with the foods you enjoy.
Type 2 Diabetes is the cause of some very awful medical conditions and complications which include blindness and limb amputation when blood sugars are left uncontrolled. Unfortunately in New Zealand we see a lot of limb amputations, all of them could have been prevented by simply changing diet and lifestyle.
Other common complications of Type 2 Diabetes include, Heart Disease, Kidney Disease, Poor Wound Healing, Brain Fog, Exhaustion, Weight Gain, Skin Conditions, Eye Damage, Nerve Damage, Sleep Apnea, Increased Hunger, Intense Sugar Cravings, Frequent Infections, Excessive Thirst and Urination, Alzheimer's Disease.
Causes of Type 2 Diabetes
Weight Being overweight is a main risk factor, however, you don't have to be overweight to develop Type 2 and not all overweight ppl will develop Type 2
Fat Distribution If you store fat mainly in the abdomen, you have a greater risk of Type 2.
Inactivity The less active you are the greater your risk. Physical activity helps you control weight, uses up glucose (sugar) and makes your cells more sensitive to insulin.
Family History If your parents or siblings have Type 2 your risk increases.
Race or Ethnicity Its unclear why but certain ethnicity's are more at higher risk
Age Risk increases after 45yrs although in NZ we have a growing epidemic of children, adolescents and younger adults being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.
PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: This condition increases the risk of Type 2
Pre Diabetes a condition in which blood sugars are higher than normal but not medically classified as Type 2. Left unchecked, this will develop into Type 2.