Viewing type 2 diabetes as a chronic disease is quite outdated. Instead, we need a paradigm shift in accordance with the latest science, where we start recognizing that it is a highly reversible disease.
Here’s a great article from Dr. Sarah Hallberg:
With the increasing cost of health care, including $1 of every $3 in Medicare going to the treatment of T2D and its comorbidities, we have to look for solutions. In doing so, we must be willing to acknowledge that there have been past shortcomings in both dietary recommendations and treatment goals. Our patients deserve the opportunity to gain control of their health. They want more than just another prescription or procedure. To help them, we need to change the dialogue. We need to talk about reversal and provide the knowledge and support to achieve it.