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Outcomes for type 2 diabetes - Expert Video

Expert Video: Can diabetes be cured?

Presently in medicine, diabetes is not a curable disease. In type 1 diabetes, patients need lifelong insulin treatment to keep their blood sugars in normal range to avoid complications. In type 2 diabetes, studies suggest that in the very early stages of the disease it can be reversed with a strict calorie diet. But once type 2 diabetes is well established, it cannot be completely cured. Type 2 diabetes patients need to keep their blood sugars in normal range by maintaining a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and taking their medications on a regular basis to avoid long-term complications.

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