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Type 2 Explained

Woodside

Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Hi All,
With type 2 you seem to produce insulin, but your body doesn't use it properly. So if you lose weight & change your lifestyle. Will this help it to work correctly? If you do all you can to help yourself, Are you less likely to need medication, or even go on to develop Type 2. Thanks
 

adrian1der

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Yes that's correct. Exercise, weight loss and diet can all help you manage your diabetes
 

grovesy

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Hi All,
With type 2 you seem to produce insulin, but your body doesn't use it properly. So if you lose weight & change your lifestyle. Will this help it to work correctly? If you do all you can to help yourself, Are you less likely to need medication, or even go on to develop Type 2. Thanks
I think the recent trails done in Newcastle , found only about 50 % of their participants, managed to reverse. Losing weight should help.
 

Anitram

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Hi All,
With type 2 you seem to produce insulin, but your body doesn't use it properly. So if you lose weight & change your lifestyle. Will this help it to work correctly? If you do all you can to help yourself, Are you less likely to need medication, or even go on to develop Type 2. Thanks
Some recent research suggests that a fatty pancreas loses its shape and this degrades insulin production, and that losing sufficient weight to rid the pancreas of this fat can return it to its proper shape and function.
 

DaveB

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1.5 LADA
In general excess weight results in insulin resistance due to fat deposits throughout the body. Get that down by way of a low-carb diet and exercise should help a lot. BTW If you are having 'IBS' with standard Metformin do ask for the Slow Release SR version
 

everydayupsanddowns

Administrator
Staff member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Hi All,
With type 2 you seem to produce insulin, but your body doesn't use it properly. So if you lose weight & change your lifestyle. Will this help it to work correctly? If you do all you can to help yourself, Are you less likely to need medication, or even go on to develop Type 2. Thanks

Broadly speaking that does describe some forms of T2, but in some senses T2 is more of an umbrella term for 70+ conditions, all slightly different!

Some T2s are normal weight or underweight at diagnosis. Some are TOFI (thin outside fat inside) with visceral fat around their organs but not much elsewhere. Some have less insulin resistance, and some people can be very over weight, and yet never develop resistance or T2.

Diabetes just doesnt like to be predictable!
 

Maca44

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Lots of my family members past and present have T2 on my dads side and my mums, GP just said I would have got it at some point anyway but being a fatty has brought it forward 10yrs or so, thanks Doc.
 
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