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Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong condition. But this doesn’t mean you can’t live a long, full life. When well-managed, you can keep yourself healthy and vital throughout your life with diabetes.

Working closely with a health care provider is essential. Here at Russak Personalized Medicine in Greenwood Village, Colorado, our team of skilled medical providers is dedicated to your health and wellness. Board-certified internal medicine physician Floyd Russak, MD, leads our team in providing personalized care, and this includes top-quality diabetes management.

Understanding type 2 diabetes and its biomarkers

Type 2 diabetes rarely develops overnight. A chain of events that include long-standing insulin resistance typically takes place over several years before developing into type 2 diabetes. 

Monitoring the way your body handles blood sugar plays a key role in effective diabetes management. Russak Personalized Medicine offers comprehensive testing to monitor your blood sugar and rule out and detect other potential health issues.

The hemoglobin A1c tes, reflects average blood sugar levels over three months, providing valuable insight. We also offer fructosamine testing, which provides a similar but shorter-term view of blood sugar control. 

For those with prediabetes, we offer additional tests like GAD antibodies and c-Peptide, which measure insulin production and function. These tests are crucial in assessing the risk of  developing diabetes.

The power of personalized treatment

At Russak Personalized Medicine, personalized treatment for managing type 2 diabetes involves a thorough evaluation of your lifestyle, dietary habits, and physical activity level.

This enables our team to provide tailored dietary recommendations focusing on blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity, as well as a customized exercise program.

Dr. Russak adjusts medications based on your individual response to treatment and needs. This personalized approach ensures that the treatment is not just effective in managing symptoms, but also addresses the root cause of diabetes, increasing the chances of managing it effectively.

Lifestyle changes

Lifestyle changes are crucial in managing type 2 diabetes. A diet rich in whole foods, low in processed carbohydrates, and balanced in fats and proteins can significantly improve blood sugar levels. 

Regular physical activity, including both aerobic and strength training exercises, enhances insulin sensitivity. 

Additionally, addressing stress through mindfulness practices, adequate sleep, and mental health support can further help to optimize diabetes management. In fact, mindfulness practices improve glucose control, boost mood, and lower diabetes-related stress in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a clinical review published in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation in 2021. 

The role of medical monitoring

The Russak Personalized Medicine team is your partner in living well with type 2 diabetes. Regular visits provide the opportunity for our team to monitor how well your treatment is working and make adjustments to keep you optimized.

Our team can offer valuable guidance on lifestyle changes to help you navigate challenges and set achievable health goals. Monitoring is also vital for detecting complications associated with diabetes, such as neuropathy, retinopathy, and cardiovascular issues.

Living well with type 2 diabetes

Living well with type 2 diabetes is achievable with the right strategies and support. While there is no cure, you can manage it effectively so that it doesn’t put your health at risk. Keeping blood sugar levels well-controlled with a comprehensive diabetes management program is key. 

Contact us by phone or message today to get started, so that you can live well with diabetes!

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