Reversing Type 2 Diabetes (Not Curing It)...A CNN Report

By MAYS Latest Reply 2013-11-14 12:41:43 -0600
Started 2013-10-06 10:37:45 -0500

CNN reports on how positive lifestyle changes reversed one man’s Type 2 diabetes. By taking up running, losing 40 pounds, and cutting sugar (and beer!) out of his diet, Jonathan Legg effectively reversed his condition and is no longer considered diabetic.

Jonathan’s doctor cautions that he’ll have to keep up his healthy habits to keep his diabetes at bay, but he’s showing no signs of slowing down.

8 replies

dolphins2 2013-11-14 12:41:43 -0600 Report

Once you are Diabetic you are always a Diabetic. You might control with diet and exercise rather than meds but you will always be a Diabetic.

JoleneAL 2013-10-27 14:20:17 -0500 Report

I weighed 113 pounds (severely underweight) when I was diagnosed. Losing weight for those overweight a lot of time backs their diabetes off for a few years, but there are those of use where that can't be done. i hate these type of reports.

GabbyPA 2013-10-08 19:15:52 -0500 Report

What I don't get is why if it is "reversible" with diet and exercise...why do healthy people get diabetes? So while I do agree, it is manageable, it still puzzles me as to why people get it in the first place.

alanbossman 2013-10-08 18:47:49 -0500 Report

Thanks Mays and I will try to be here when I can. Just can not believe how much more busier now than when I was working.

alanbossman 2013-10-07 19:05:24 -0500 Report

That is all well and good but if he changes his lifestyle back where he was the Diabetes beast will rear its ugly head. I know some people who have done what he has done and they fell of the wagon and the beast was back and worst than before when they had diabetes.

MAYS 2013-10-08 10:26:07 -0500 Report

Alan, that is very, very true, that is why diabetes care is a 24/7 job!
It's easy to slip up, but the most important thing for us to realize as diabetics is that we are human and prone to ups and downs when managing our diabetes, it can really be a challenge and we have to always be up to that challenge, the moment that we give in starts our journey down the road to failure…Hopefully, this site and members such as you will continue to be there as a source of both support and inspiration in the future for me as well as other diabetics!