As record-numbers of both children and adults are diagnosed with type-2 diabetes (also known as "sugar diabetes") researchers continue to show that through simple lifestyle changes, it's possible to prevent the onset of diabetes and even reverse the symptoms of the disease among those who have been diagnosed as diabetic.
According to a study abstract published in the December 19, 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, physicians from the Look AHEAD Research Group have shown that lifestyle changes can lead to partial diabetes remission among overweight diabetic adults1.
This research supports other studies that have also proven the connection between dietary modifications, diabetes control and prevention. In May 2011, researchers from Newcastle University in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK released the results of their study into the effect of diet on insulin sensitivity and resistance. Study participants were given a diet that included high-quality, high-protein shakes like EnergyFirst's Whey Protein Isolate shakes along with other low-sugar, high-fiber foods. In just 8 short weeks, participants in the Newcastle University study showed a dramatic reduction in their diabetes risk factors and pre-diabetic indicators such as waking blood sugar levels, insulin production levels and amount of fat in their livers.
In a press release about the study, Professor Roy Taylor explained that "While it has been long believed that someone with Type 2 diabetes will always have the disease, "we have shown that we can reverse the condition."2
Isn’t great news to hear that people who already have type 2 diabetes cannot only reduce the effects of their disease, but that through diet and exercise they can actually enjoy remission from their diabetes.
EnergyFirst is committed to continuing to develop low-sugar, high-protein products that can help to regulate insulin levels and lead to a reduction in the diabetes epidemic. We'll continue to keep you updated on the latest research from quality sources about how you can protect your health and extend your life through diet and lifestyle changes.
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