Diabetes remission is occurring more and more often, due to gained understanding of the disease in recent years. Although weight is major issue in diabetes, it is actually the insulin resistance that is the primary problem which causes the disease. Genes also play a role, but in reality it is intakes of carbohydrates that are larger than we are meant to intake that triggers the disease. Scientists are beginning to discover that the reduction of carbohydrates alone can bring about diabetes remission.

This also brings forth a ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ for most people because cutting out carbs is much easier than losing weight. Weight loss is important too, but it doesn’t have to be the primary goal anymore when seeking diabetes remission. If a person is hungry, they can simply cut out the carbs instead of trying to eat less of everything. Portion control should not be discounted, but this way, goals are much more in reach.

Exercise is still vital, particularly when seeking remission of diabetes. Each person, whether diabetic or not should exercise at least 30 minutes a day. The point of exercising should be to reduce insulin resistance, not to lose weight necessarily. Staying active as much as possible during the day will help you to control your blood sugar levels and lose weight. Keeping your blood sugar on target is necessary to achieve diabetes remission.


Feline Diabetes Remission


Unlike most animals, cat diabetes remission is very possible in most case. Low carbohydrate diet, long-lasting insulin, and well-chosen dosage plans is usually all that is needed to heal the damaged pancreas and control blood sugar levels. Thereafter the cat does not require insulin. After 2-3 months glucose toxicity and amyloidosis no longer attack tissue and the pancreatic beta cells slowly return to normal.

Sometimes diabetes remission in cats occurs spontaneously. All of the sudden the pancreas of the feline will resume normal function. This is not uncommon. It occurs in about 20% of diabetic cats. The first sign of diabetes remission in a cat is that he/she will become very unresponsive, and then the cat will appear normal after a few hours, or even a few minutes. A few days later, however, the cat will become hypoglycemic and may die without receiving glucose intravenously immediately.

Although you may feel like your cat is part of your family, if you are not willing to handle the diabetes treatment for your feline, it should go to a different home. Cat diabetes requires just as much care as human diabetes, if not more. The cat should be kept to a feeding schedule and should be given insulin at 12 hour intervals. Infections can cause severe problems in cats as well. Mouths are a common source of infections in cats.