Can we “Cure or Reverse” Type II Diabetes

My blood sugar is a little higher than I like, but given that I didn’t amount to much activity yesterday and wasn’t eating an ideal diet it is still pretty good. I want to pass on a little update on the situation I was having with IBS. It has been a little over two weeks since I started taking the product Align and I am happy to say that since that first day I have had no problem what so ever with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I will continue taking this probiotic along with eating occasional pre biotic foods for a total of six months.

8f9d12af1ccdb5502ffb485bf33fc0f8I read a good article by Kelly Pounds yesterday on her blog the Low Carb RN asking the question, “Can we really cure or reverse diabetes?”. I don’t believe that it matters too much that we strive to believe that we can cure or reverse Type II Diabetes. Obviously Type I Diabetes is pretty much permanent as if the body does not have the ability to create insulin then the only answer to survive is to inject it. But with T2D it is a matter of simply doing the right things and concentrating on being the healthiest human being you can be by limiting excess sugar and carbohydrates, getting a good nights sleep, learning to limit stress in our lives and getting moderate exercise at least 3 times per week. Eat a raw salad each day with one of your meals and find a way to get at least 30 minutes of sunshine each day. Of course it is important to pay attention to the condition by testing your sugar each day and visiting your primary care physician every six months to get a blood profile done, but it is more about your own personal journey to become healthy. Many people who suffer from Type II Diabetes also find themselves overweight, and typically we will hear our doctors tell us to lose some weight. Right away we start searching for answers through putting ourselves through workout programs that are just not sustainable. We join gyms or Β purchase all kinds of equipment and start burning a ton of calories each day and find ourselves tired and hungry. It isn’t long before we give up on those exercise programs and are right back where we started once again. The key is to take it slow and concentrate more on the foods you put in your body rather than who quickly you can burn calories. The answer to weight loss is moderate exercise, proper diet and of course time. It’s about forming healthy daily habits that we can manage to continue through our lives and we have to remember to take a day off now and then. Life doesn’t stop when we are diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, it just begins. You don’t have to look at the scale each day and you don’t have to go crazy each day trying to solve the problem overnight. Just stick to a schedule each day and relax. As the seed takes a full season to become a beautiful flower and many seasons to become an amazing plant, so too it takes time to become the healthiest we can be.

Thanks Kelley for your wonderful article and thank you for stirring my mind a little to make certain things clear. It is important to continue to keep thinking about these things and never forget that we are always in charge of our own health.

Blood Sugar- 106, Weight- 179.0

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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19 Responses to Can we “Cure or Reverse” Type II Diabetes

  1. Moderate exercise, proper diet and time. I love that! Thank you for this thoughtful post.

  2. New Journey says:

    good information…happy Monday!!!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing and for adding such valuable insight. Diabetes really does take a multi-faceted approach. Of course, diet is the biggest component, but some overlook the more subtle, but still very important aspects, like exercise, getting proper sleep and managing stress levels. And it is not something that can be “beaten” overnight. It’s a lifelong journey to maintain good health. I soooo appreciate your blog because you are showing folks how to do it everyday. Everyday I see your blood sugar and weight posted, it shows how your health is at the front of your mind. But you are balanced as well. You are enjoying life. You have special occasions where you let go a bit, then get right back to business the next day. I love that. Sometimes when I let go for a day, I beat myself up. I’m still learning how to not just see then end of the road, but smell a few flowers along the way. Thank you again for all you do!

  4. John Lopez says:

    Check out chuck’s diabetes testimony at

  5. Well said. Slow and steady. One day at a time.

  6. geekkat says:

    Thank you for sharing this! I am not a diabetic but the same can be said with even being overweight. You have to change everything not just one thing. I love reading you blog πŸ™‚

  7. What’s wrong with “tired and hungry”?

  8. Run Wright says:

    Such a beautiful post about accepting the things you can’t change, changing the things you can and being wise enough to know the difference. Stay healthy!

  9. dee1974lds says:

    I really think someone can if they make the necessary changes soon enough. Love this site. Thanks for liking my blog post πŸ™‚

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