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Cyclist reverses type 2 diabetes

Man reverses symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes
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After seven months of diet and exercise, a man diagnosed with type 2 diabetes has reversed all symptoms of the disease.

According to a report made by which was published on March 12, Ian Holmes, 49, from Hull, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom has recently revealed how cycling and an appropriate diet have brought his type 2 diabetes under control. The father-of-two has significantly reduced his weight in the past year since he was diagnosed with the disease. In July of last year, Holmes had a size 44 waist and weighed 23.5 stone when he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He had lost all his energy; his blood glucose levels were extremely high and his health had deteriorated at the time. Today, his blood sugar levels are in check, he has lost 7 stone and effectively reversed the progression of type 2 diabetes.

Holmes now hopes to tell his story as an example of how type 2 diabetes can be cured. He wants to inspire others to take action with intensive lifestyle interventions. He does admit, however, that a similar turnaround may not be possible for every person with the disease. The doctors put him on diabetes medications, which gave him more energy and lowered his glucose levels but he did not like the side effects of the medications. Through diet and exercise, he decided to take control of his condition. Seven months later, after many kilometers of cycling and healthy eating, Holmes has a waist size of 34, has brought his weight down to 16.5 stone and his blood sugars are now at normal non-diabetic levels. His doctors have also taken him off his medications. You can do this too with this Vitamix promotion code.

"I feel fitter and I am seeing things and doing things I couldn't have done before. I have managed to do something more dramatic than most would think wise and I am not assuming I won't get it back, but I can keep my blood sugar levels normal and as long as I do that, I am beating it," said Holmes, who has always been a cyclist and sticks to a strict vegan diet. "I don't feel proud of myself because it was my fault I got it in the first place. I allowed myself to become overweight and lazy. It was stupid to get to that point. I would be more proud of myself now if I were to learn that someone else had managed it because of this, because, obviously, it is possible. A lot of people would tell me you can't fight it. I told them they might be right, but I am going to try. It might not last forever but, in a world of depressing advice, it feels really good," he added.

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