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Can Diabetes be reversed and How to increase Sr.HDL?


Good evening. I am 35 years old and was detected to having Diabetes a year ago. My HbA1c was 8.8. Currently, it is 6.6. My height is 178 cm and I weigh 75 Kgs. My cholestrol is 162. My triglycerides are 152 and the SR.HDL is 36. How can I increase SR. HDL? I am not taking medicines and have been doing daily exercises. I'm trying to follow a good diet. Please suggest how can I improve lowering the HbA1c. Can I reverse Diabetes? Please, let me know.

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follow taking good diet.

What is your concept of " Good diet"?? I mean, good diet for a daibetic...

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Good Diet, of course meant diabetic diet.


Standard diabetic diet always suggest for small meals thru out the day... and rarely informs us about reduction of carbs from the diet...

are you following same??

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Yes, you can lower your HbA1c by reducing the Glycaemic Load of what you eat, and increase HDL by having sufficient saturated and/or monounsaturated fat.

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Reversing diabetes is a controversial subject .General consensus is that since it is a metabolic disorder and it can only be managed within reference range.Some claim that with diets like LCHF or long wheat,sugar levels can be brought to non-diabetic range and therefore may be treated as reversed.Only an OGTT can confirm that claim.However,I think we should keep that discussion aside and focus on effective control.For lipid management,we can rely on the same measure that we adopt for diabetes control.particularly diet control.Easier way is to depend on statin drugs,which again is a controversial subject.


I was also confused by the term REVERSAL. Seems that terminolagy is fake! In reality its remmission or in plain terms in good control. Once we have a permanent cure, then it can be called reversal.

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Hi. I am also 35 years old and was diagnosed with diabetes in Nov 2015. My levels were alarming. 525 pp, 330 fasting and 14 HBA1C. I was 105 kgs. 350 cholesterol.

Currently, My HBA1C is stable between 5.2-5.6 since June 2016. Cholesterol between 125-150 and I lost 37 kgs to come down to 68 kgs, though in last 6 month I have gained back some weight because of increased TSH levels and not able to walk as much because of plantar fasciitis.

My take on reversing diabetes is, it can be managed very well and you can even enjoy good food including sweets. But reversing is not possible. Yes, there are many yoga asanas which will help you strengthen your pancreas and increase metabolic rate. Walk for long and good diabetic friendly diet is the key. So in long term can cheat once in a while and it will not reflect in ur HBA1C. But lifestyle change has to be permanent.

I tried the long wheat diet for more than 6 months and failed. High fibre, high protein, low fat (eat good fats as in nuts, extra virgin oils, cow ghee, but in moderation) and complex carb diet is the key. Walk 10k steps daily without fail and exercise a bit.

My HDL at one point was 22 now it revolves around 40 (+-5). To increase HDL eat healthy fats and DO NOT eat unhealthy fats. Walk and Excercise. This would help. Remember there is no shortcut, only a dedicated lifestyle change which will help.

Hope this helps.


Congratulations, patty82 on your achievements. I fully agree with you reversing means keeping the blood sugar level like non-diabetic without any medications. One can not go back to eating unlimited amount of carbs. and still maintain those numbers.


What yogasana did you get benefit from


Great, thx for sharing.


Hello ! I have 2 of my friends OFF there meds for T2. You are doing the wright thing eating low carbs & exercising daily. Keep going !


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Big difference between T1 & T2. T2 yes T1 no. Hard work but possible to do so.


Yes you can reverse Diabetes but for this you need to stop consuming milk in any form(tea, coffee, plan milk, paneer, curd etc...)for a fairly long period of time(may be 3 years) and as you stop consuming dairy products then you need Vitamin B12 supplement may be weekly twice. Also you have to adopt vegan diet(Drink Smoothies in morning and evening, take rainbow salads before lunch and dinner) and do 30 min of strength exercise + 30 min kapalbhati pranayam followed by 20 min Anulom Vilom pranayam.

Your muscles should increase so that they can absord more glucose, for this only you have to do strength exercise(gym for weight lifting) 5 days a week.

Check for fatty lever test and you must be holding fat inside lever and pancreas if you are T2DM.

So once you start above thing your body starts burning fat and will remove 1gm fat from pancreas which caused you T2DM.

The most important thing is you have to eat 3-4 times and do not eat in the middle of each meal as if we do snacking this causes bloatness and insulin spike.

This is a long time process may take 6 months to 3 years to clear GTT.

Make sure muscle percentage is more than 32%.

All the best.


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