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Is ther a cure for Diabetes?

A Look at the Remission Potential for Type 2 Diabetes

From, we provide thoughts on this issue based on our Expert and Authoritative review and Trust (EAT) principles. To this end, the information presented herein was initially supplied by Sheryl Huggins Salomon and Moira Lawler and medically reviewed by Dr. Kacy Church, MD.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, characterized by blood sugar (glucose) that is too high, you may wonder if you can be cured.

 Right out of the block, there is no cure for any diabetes, but with the right attitude and work, you may be able to reverse course and return your blood sugar to a healthy level. This is called remission.

At, we work on these issues every day. I am a walking, breathing example of getting my blood sugar levels under remission, now able to maintain a story in the pre-diabetic range. Make no mistake, though, it only takes one minute, one wrong diabetes food decision, to have my blood sugar levels spike back into the diabetes range.

What is Diabetes Remission?

Diabetes remission is indicated through a hemoglobin A1C test of below 6.5 at least three months after stopping the glucose-lowering medication.

A1C gauges how much glucose is attached to the hemoglobin in your red blood cells, on average, over the previous three months. The range for pre-diabetes is 5.7 – 6.5. Below 5.7 is a normal range.

Please note that this applies to people with type 2 diabetes but not Type 1 diabetes. People with Type 1 diabetes must take insulin throughout their lives.

With Diabetes, Is Remission Possible?

Remission is possible, and I am a living, breathing example. Remission is possible for people with Type 2 diabetes, but it takes commitment to stick to a diabetes plan and diabetes diet.

Being in diabetes remission does not mean being able to give up healthy habits. Lapse with the diabetes plan, relapse is probable.

Read on for what medical experts and researchers say about the prospects of remission with Type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is by far the most common type of diabetes, accounting for over 90 percent of cases. With Type 2 diabetes, remission may be possible for many people by making diet, lifestyle changes, exercise, and weight loss.  It can be done, and I am an example that proves it.

What About Insulin Resistance?

Understanding the underlying cause of Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, can help you understand how remission may be possible. Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas which helps to convert glucose into energy to fuel the body. Insulin resistance occurs when blood sugar levels are too high because the cells in your muscles, fat, and liver have stopped responding well to insulin.

 Type 2 diabetes is also strongly correlated with obesity, and the reason at we promote exercise and weight loss. Up to 90 percent of people worldwide who have type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese.

Diet and Lifestyle Changes

While obesity and overweight are caused by complex factors, taking steps to shed pounds if you are not at an ideal weight can help with Type 2 diabetes management.

“Many times patients may think it’ is a futile effort, like whatever they do is not going to matter,” says Patricia Happel, DO, associate professor and associate medical director at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York. “I try to empower them and educate them about what they can do to manage their diabetes and, hopefully, reverse it.”

Dr. Happel suggests that if your A1C is below 8, you may have a chance of returning to an average blood sugar level, provided you make and maintain a healthier diet, exercise, and lose weight. That said, achieving remission does not mean people can abandon their new healthy diet and lifestyle habits. Type 2 diabetes can return if you let your new habits slip.

Getting to Diabetes Remission

The best and possibly the only way to get to diabetes remission is through diet, weight loss and lifestyle change. It is your decision if you want a better quality of life living with diabetes. A lifestyle change does not have to be complicated. Going for a walk every day or riding a stationary bike can do all you need. Weight loss will come through diet and changing lifestyle. Attack two of the three, and you will be well on your way to achieving diabetes remission.


Diabetes remission is possible for those who have Type 2 diabetes. It takes commitment to stick to a lifestyle change – losing weight – and sticking to a diabetes diet. All are doable, and at, you can speak to me, a living, breathing example of putting diabetes into remission.

Why not give us a call today and let us help you by first helping you understand the facts.... because the Facts Matter.

Best wishes from all of us at:

Wayne Drury was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes more than one year. He quickly discovered there was scant diabetes information providing a roadmap to a better quality of life living with diabetes.

With his passion for learning, helping and providing Expertise, Authoritativeness and Trust (E-A-T) to the diabetes community, Damndiabetes began. A boutique firm in Vancouver, they live and breathe the consequences of treating diabetes daily. If you wish help with your diabetes management, are frustrated and have nowhere to turn, call on Damndiabetes and experience their EAT today. We are always happy to help.

Passion for diabetes knowledge is our centrepiece; EAT is what we deliver.

Disclaimer of Medical Advice: Statements and opinions expressed on this Website do not constitute medical advice or recommendations. It would be best not to rely on any information in such posts or comments to replace consultations and decisions with qualified healthcare professionals.

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