A 20-year-old male asked:
is there a cure for type 2 diabetes. if not then can you control it with a healthy diet and exercise only and no medications?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Ankush Bansal answered
16 years experience Internal Medicine
No, yes: There is no cure. Yes you can control it with proper diet (no added sugar, limiting carbohydrates), exercise, losing weight, lowering blood pressure. For some, this is enough but most people require medication.
Answered on Jan 21, 2014
Dr. Martin Fried answered
35 years experience General Practice
Cure Yes: Weight loss and exercise can reverse type 2- adult onset diabetes. Proper diet, low in processed foods and high in fiber can lower blood sugars. Exercise increases sensitivity to insulin as does weight loss. Weight gain increases resistance to insulin and hence diabetes.
Answered on May 13, 2015
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