Can I cure type 2 diabetes by losing weight?
Weight loss can help in controlling but may not totally cure Diabetes.
Few symptoms are increased thirst, extreme hunger, unexplained weight loss, frequent urination, fatigue, irritability, blurred vision, slow healing wounds and frequent infections. Treatment is either tablets or insulin to control blood sugar levels along with life style modifications (Diet + exercise)
Exact cause is unknown but most appreciated hypothesis is either low insulin or insulin resistance due to genetic +/- environmental factors. Increased risk of Heart attack/ Angina/ Stroke, Nerve damage, Kidney damage, Gastroparesis (Nausea/ vomiting) Diarrhea or constipation, Eye damage - blindness, Increased risk of cataract and glaucoma, Foot damage/ amputations, Skin infections, Increased risk of Alzheimer's disease/ Depression/ Hearing impairment.
Weight loss should be gradual and healthy with strict diet control, balanced nutritious meals and regular physical activity.
Symptoms and signs include decreased urine output, fluid retention causing swelling in your legs/ ankles or feet, shortness of breath, fatigue, confusion, nausea, weakness, irregular heartbeat, chest pain or pressure and seizures or coma in severe case. Most commom causes include Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Glomerulonephritis, Interstitial nephritis, Polycystic kidney disease, Prolonged urine obstruction from stones or enlarged prostate, Vesicoureteral reflex, Recurrent Pyelonephritis. Treatement is based on the cause.
Numerous clinical reports about the hypoglycemic action of berberine can be found in Chinese literatures. Berberine was claimed to have a comparable activity to sulphonureas or metformin in reducing blood glucose, although most of the studies were not well designed.