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A 25-year-old female asked:

How to get raid of the diabetes?

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Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Trauma Surgery 40 years experience
Diet & exercise: If not insulin dependent; the best way to manage it is weight loss, burning the excess calories with exercise and educating yourself about your eating habits and what and how much you should take in. Talk to a diabetes educator. You won't cure it, but you might be able to get off meds.
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Can't get rid of it: But, the good news is that most people can control it and be healthier than a lot of people who never had it. Type I and II are quite different and you can find info on that. Mild cases can be largely managed by diet and exercise. Then there is oral medication or finally daily shots or an internal 'pump' that works as needed all the time. Ask you provider for info - there is a ton! Be interested!
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
Anti-Aging Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: If you have type I diabetes, you cannot get rid of it. If you have type 2 diabetes, sometimes you can cure it by radically changing your diet. You need to lose weight if overweight, avoid sugar, starches, and grains. Stick to meats and vegetables, with nuts and seeds sparingly. This should improve or clear up type 2 diabetes.
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Get Rid of Diabetes: You don't say what sort of diabetes you have, or the extent of your disease. If you are just developing diabetes type 2 and do not have any end organ damage, then you may have good results if you take on a dramatic lifestyle change - adding significant exercise, very low glycemic diet, and certain supplements like alpha lipoic acid for example.

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How do you get diabetes?

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Dr. Michio Abe
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Diabetes: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which your body's immune system attacks and destroys the cells of your pancreas that produce insulin. Type 2 diabetes is the more common kind which has to do with the balance between Insulin production by your pancreas and your body's sensitivity to insulin. Risk factors for type 2 include obesity, aging, sedentary lifestyle, poor eating and genes.

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