Reversing Diabetes Is Possible Through Weight Loss, Study Finds

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What Previous Research Says About Reversing Diabetes Through Weight Loss

Previous studies have found that diet and weight loss can help people better manage diabetes, and in some cases, such as through the CDC Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), prevent prediabetes from progressing into type 2 diabetes. In fact, an analysis published in September 2017 in the journal BMJ offered a magic number of pounds that is linked with reversal of diabetes: 33 pounds (lbs).

Though risky, bariatric surgery also can help people with diabetes better manage the disease — potentially better than medication alone, according to a study published in February 2017 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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