Research suggests you can reverse diabetes
Dr Wayne May, an endocrinologist from Cape Town, explains that Type 2 diabetes is reversible in patients who have significantly altered their diets and lost weight. Before we get too excited though, Johannesburg-based dietician, Michelle Daniels, cautions that a drastic change in diet ALONE will not contribute to the remission of diabetes.
Remission means having blood glucose levels in the normal range on little or no medication.
“Healthy eating in itself can improve your nutritional status, while carbohydrate awareness and management can help improve blood glucose levels. But more specifically, a low-calorie diet may influence diabetes going into remission,” Daniels says.