Reversing Type 2 Diabetes with Exercise-Your Worst Nightmare

Scientific research suggests reversing type 2 diabetes with exercise (your worst nightmare) is possible.

The presence of higher than normal  blood sugar (BS) for a lontime in the blood stream cosistenly results in type 2 diabetes. This situation arises because of the reduced insulin and/or insulin resitantance.

We recently posted -one can overcome insulin resistance by using HIIT exercises which use short burst of energy then slowing the relaxation time.



  • What does type 2 Diabetes reversal mean?

Accomplishing a HbA1c of 6.5  (48 mmol of sugar)/ Liter) sustained for six months without using any diabetic medication.

  • How to measure the parameters of the remission?- Do the laboratory test
  • Is body weight reduction a criteria for the choice of exercise?- No. It may happen though.
  • Can exercise independently do it?- Yes. Science has shown that.
  • What are the key considerations from exercises?
    • Muscular activation to absorb sugar
    • Remove fat from pancreas to enable, activate| excel the pancreatic cells to effectively use insulin to use excess sugar from the blood.
  • Does personalized food accelerate insulin action? It may but may not be an absolute necessity.

Let’s delve in for a few details of the highlighted points above.


The prevalence of diabetes has reached 9.3% (463 million people). Moreover, the forecasts are hardly optimistic as it was estimated that the prevalence of diabetes will increase to 10.2% (578 million) by 2030 and 10.9% (700 million) by 2045.

Numerous cardiometabolic imaging studies published in recent years have revealed that excess visceral adipose tissue is an independent risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes even after controlling for total body fatness.

How Does Exercise Help Diabetes to Make U turn?

Judicious choice of exercise does a few good things.

  1. It accelerates glucose uptake due to loss of energy -reduce BS concentration. The muscles depletes the sugar level by carefully picking exercises.
  2. Depletes stored glycogen from liver- reduce fat from liver and pancreas. That activates pancreatic beta cells to generate insulin.

This overall process reduce| eliminate type 2 stereotype vicious cycles making you healthier. Not only that, you sustain it eventually.

Can Personalized Food and Nutrition Accelerate the Diabetes Turnaround?

Diabetes friendly personalized food has been the cornerstone of reducing the BS. Dieticians on the diabetes health care team tend to recommend individualized nutrition for living healthily as a diabetes. The same food may work differently raising the blood sugar in various people. One of my friend gets high BS eating whole moong legume. However, I seem to get get favorable blood sugar response with the same food.

Why Is Overall Body Weight Reduction Not the Criteria for Backtracking Type 2 Diabetes?

It is because these bad visceral fat of non-alcoholic fatty liver and pancreas are responsible for high BS.


Disclaimer: We recommend taking advice from your expert diabetes team and primary care physician before you add exercises to your routine.


Anusuya Choudhury

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