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Some Type 2 Diabetes Remissions Possible With Exercise, Diet

Posted Dec 28 2012 7:13pm

From Your Health Journal…..”As many of you know, I raise money for diabetes awareness if I can – and have a link on one of my web sites to assist with donations. The CDC came out with a new report that states one out of nine type 2s who followed an intensive diet and exercise program for one year were able to record normal or prediabetes-level blood sugar levels. Yes, this is something we already know, since type 2 diabetes is environmental, and many times, associated with obesity. So, eating right and getting some daily physical activity can potentially lower someones weight and help a type 2 diabetic have normal blood sugar levels. Researchers noted that patients most likely to achieve remission of diabetes-level blood sugar measurements had been diagnosed with type 2 for fewer years, and lost more weight and achieved greater fitness during the course of the study than their peers. Please visit the Diabetes Health web site for the full story (link below) – as well as learning more about diabetes, it is a fantastic site.”

From the article…..

One out of nine type 2s who followed an intensive diet and exercise program for one year were able to record normal or prediabetes-level blood sugar levels, according to a study recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In the multi-year study, which has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 11.5 percent—roughly one in nine—of the type 2 patients who followed a rigorous diet and exercise routine were able to drop their blood sugar levels below the diabetes threshold of 126 mg/dL without the use of medication. This compared to 2 percent of patients in a non-diet, non-exercise control group who were able to achieve the same result.

The diet called for a daily intake of 1,200 to 1,800 calories, including beverages, and physical activity adding up to just under three hours per week.

Researchers noted that patients most likely to achieve remission of diabetes-level blood sugar measurements had been diagnosed with type 2 for fewer years, and lost more weight and achieved greater fitness during the course of the study than their peers.

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