A very common question which we all have faced while studying mathematics in our childhood is - If Rakesh had 10 chocolates and he ate 8 of them, then what is he left with? The answer we gave was 2. Now if we ask the same question to our children, their answer would be that Rakesh has Diabetes. Diabetes is becoming an epidemic throughout the world and India is amongst the top 3 countries with diabetic patients.
Type 2 diabetes is usually developed at the adult age and caused by Insulin Resistance i.e all their cells are becoming resistant to the hormone Insulin. 90% of the total diabetic population have type 2 diabetes and it is absolutely reversible and preventable.
- India has around 69.2 Million people with Diabetes as per 2015 data
- India has another around 80 Million people with pre-diabetes as per 2015 data
- India ranks 2nd in the list of countries with high Diabetes population and this is something that we should not be proud of
The Wrong Focus
Just imagine that someone has a leg infection and because of that infection, he got a fever. Therefore the cause of the fever is infection. Now if he is taking a pill everyday for the fever and doing nothing for the infection, is he doing the right thing? Is his disease under control? NO!
Similarly, type 2 diabetes is caused by insulin resistance while the rise in blood sugar is just the end result & not the cause of the disease. And the only reason why diabetes is becoming an epidemic is because everyone is focusing on high blood sugar which is just the end result and not focusing on the cause of high blood sugar which is Insulin resistance. And therefore it is very common to see people with 10-15 years of diabetes develop other chronic diseases like heart disease,kidney disease & many other complications.
What causes Insulin Resistance at the first place
Insulin Resistance is impacted directly by the food we eat. And it is our modern western diet which is high in sugar, fat, cholesterol, processed food and low in fiber that causes Insulin Resistance. The excess fat from this diet is stored around organs like liver, kidney and abdomen and is referred to as visceral fat. This fat inhibits the action of insulin and blood sugar starts rising. What we see is just the rise in blood sugar levels and not the Insulin Resistance which is caused by the food we ate for the last many years.
Good News - Reversing insulin resistance and Type-2 Diabetes is possible !
The diet plan to reverse type-2 diabetes is Plant Based Nutrition Dense Diet. It is high in antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and micronutrients that can help reverse insulin resistance and thereby type-2 diabetes. And by doing so we can be saved from all other complications like heart disease, chronic kidney disease, fatty liver, diabetic foot, retinopathy, peripheral neuropathy, obesity and many other complications.
Take Home Message
- Treat the root cause of the disease rather than just the symptom.
- If the cause of diabetes is not addressed, you will eventually have to face severe health complications that arise out of diabetes.
- Type 2 diabetes is absolutely reversible and preventable only if you treat the cause of the disease.
- Plant Based Nutrition Dense Diet can help to reverse type 2 diabetes.
Do diabetes reversal programs work?
Our diabetes reversal programs have helped more than thousands to reverse their diabetes and live a medication free life. We aim to provide the right guidance necessary for a sustainable change.
What is the fastest way to reverse type 2 diabetes?
We are often asked by patients about reversing diabetes as fast as possible. Please understand that diseases are neither manifested nor reversed overnight. Also each and every individual is different. So there is no fastest way to reverse diabetes.
What foods can reverse type 2 diabetes?
Leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, seeds like pumpkin and sunflower seeds and many more are high in fiber, anti-oxidants and extremely good to reverse insulin resistance - the primary cause of type-2 diabetes.
Can you reverse type 1 diabetes with diet?
Type 1 Diabetes is a genetic diabetes where the body is making negligible or no insulin. It is very difficult to reverse type-1 diabetes with diet however you can manage it very well with a plant based nutrition dense diet