Diet and exercise beat type 2 diabetes in 61% of patients

Two independent studies in Qatar and the United Kingdom have proven the validity of the idea that type 2 diabetes can be overcome by weight loss. It was no secret that losing weight to a normal level and physical activity have a beneficial effect on human health. But this time, scientists have proven that diabetes can be healed without medication, simply by changing the way of life. And in just 12 months.

The Qatari experiment involved 150 people with an average age of 42 years who had type 2 diabetes at least 3 years earlier. They were divided into two groups, the first received standard medical care, and the participants in the second followed diet and exercise in addition. Nothing out of the ordinary - 10, 000 steps a day and 150 minutes of gymnastics a week.

According to the results of the experiment, after 12 months, patients in the first group lost an average of 4 kg, and in the second, 12 kg. And among them, 61% of their diabetes disappeared, they were healed. For comparison, in the first group, only 12% recovered. In a British experiment that followed similar rules, the recovery rate was lower, only 46%, but there the average age of the subjects was 10 years older. Thus, an active lifestyle and weight loss, on average, give more than a 50% chance of a cure for diabetes.