Published On: Fri, Mar 25th, 2016

Weight lose by low calorie diet can reverse diabetes


If you have been a patient of diabetes for 10 years or more then be hopeful because a great improvement in blood sugar control is possible.

A new research study has stated that the people, who suffer from diabetes and effectively lose weight by a very low calorie diet, can overturn their state and stay free of diabetes for the long term.

Furthermore, even patients who had type 2 diabetes for up to 10 years can also overturn their state.

The results illustrated that the obese, which gathered in their pancreas, can be cut through a low calorie diet and as a result leads to the normal production of insulin.

Roy Taylor, who is a lead researcher of the study and a professor at Newcastle University in Britain, stated that “What we have shown is that it is possible to reverse your diabetes, even if you have had the condition for a long time, up to around 10 years,”

The people who differ in how much weight they can put devoid of it appearing to affect their metabolism.

If a person gets much weight than what he or she personally can bear, then diabetes is dangerous, but if they then lose that quantity of weight then they go back to normal.

Taylor further added that “The bottom line is that if a person really wants to get rid of their type 2 diabetes, they can lose weight, keep it off and return to normal,”

To conduct the research, which is cited in the journal Diabetes Care, 30 volunteers were taken who have type 2 diabetes for amid six months and 23 years started a diet of 600 to 700 calories a day.

Participants lost on standard 14 kg. More than the subsequent six months they did not regain any weight.

In general 12 patients, who had diabetes for below 10 years, overturned their state. Six months afterward they stayed diabetes free.

While the volunteers reduced weight they stayed obese or fat but they had lost sufficient weight to eliminate the fat out of the pancreas and permit normal insulin production, the researchers indicated.

The research team was also capable to recognize beforehand participants who would not react to ample weight loss by reversing their diabetes as at the beginning they had approximately missing insulin production from the pancreas.

Taylor ended as, “This is good news for people who are very motivated to get rid of their diabetes. But it is too early to regard this as suitable for everyone,”

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.