Control of Type 2 diabetes

Q: My wife has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and is taking medication for this condition. Is it a given that type 2 will lead to type 1? Can type 1 be reversed with diet, weight loss, and exercise?

A: Some people with late onset or Type 2 diabetes will eventually require insulin to control their disease. This does not happen to everyone, especially not those who lose weight, start exercising and watch what they eat. Usually people who need insulin to start with, Type 1 or insulin dependent diabetics, will not be able to control their diabetes with diet, weight loss and exercise.

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