Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

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Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

For many patients with Type 2 diabetes, progression is a familiar story. First, you try to control it with food. Then you need oral medication, often more than one kind. Then you move on to injectable medications like insulin, Victoza and Januvia.

But what if you could actually reverse diabetes instead of dealing with the consequences of its inevitable progression? That’s the case Jane Esselstyn makes in this video. Jane is the daughter of the famous nutrition doctor Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, who advocates using whole, plant-based foods to cure common, diet-induced diseases like heart disease.

Using a drawstring bag, plastic cups, a dump truck, tennis balls, cotton and a sense of humor, Jane Esselstyn explains the biochemical process that underlies the way insulin works in people with and without diabetes. She makes it so easy to understand how blood sugar functions in normal people. She also explains the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

This 6-minute video would be valuable for just that information. But the video does much more.

At the 2:15 mark, she begins to describe Type 2 diabetes. At the 3:30 mark, she explains the connection between the types of food we eat and their connection to causing and prolonging Type 2 diabetes. The amazing thing is that, at the 4:10 mark, she explains what happens when diabetics switch to a whole food, plant-based diet.

Her technique is so visually compelling that you’ll find you easily understand how diabetes works, and why switching to a whole food, plant-based diet can prevent and reverse Type 2 diabetes.

Whenever you’re inspired to take control of your health, take a look at the Spatz3 adjustable gastric balloon to see how it can help you meet your personal wellness goals.

Author: Rebeca Espinoza

Rebeca Espinoza writes about health, fitness and weight loss for Spatz Medical, makers of the Spatz3 Adjustable Gastric Balloon. You can find her on Google+ or at


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