Just Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes? What You Need to Know

Cleveland Clinic experts' best advice for how to manage -- even reverse -- your diabetes (18 Photos)

Cleveland Clinic/360-5.com on Dec 10, 2010 at 1:16PM

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Just Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes? What You Need to Know

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I've got diabetes?

Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes can be scary, but rather than sit back and do nothing out of fear or because you’re feeling defeated, consider this uplifting news: Cleveland Clinic docs say when it comes to diabetes, you get a “do-over.” “If you’re willing to make some major lifestyle changes, the vast majority of people with type 2 diabetes are able to reverse the complications of the disease,” says Michael Roizen, MD, chief wellness officer of Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute. This means you reduce your dependence on medications (or omit them altogether) and avoid the serious complications that can develop, such as blindness, serious skin infections and amputations. In the short run, you’ll also feel better and have more energy.

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