When you are told that you have a chronic health condition, it can be surprising. You might feel sadness or disappointment at having a condition which might last for the rest of your life. You might feel angry, and this anger might inspire you to feel the urge to fight back. So the next time you see your healthcare provider, you might be armed with a list of questions after some time spent researching diabetes on the internet.

There is no short or easy answer. You may not every know with one hundred percent certainty that you will have diabetes for the rest of your life or whether you may be able to get rid of it. It is not a good idea to use guesswork to figure that out. Instead, consult your diabetes doctor. Try to have patience if they cannot give you a certain answer right away. Remember that each person’s health is different, and what worked for one person with diabetes may not be as effective for another person with diabetes.

What’s more, diabetes is considered chronic or long term. This means that there is no herb, pill, nutritional supplement or treatment which can magically or immediately “reverse” your diabetes. If you see an advertisement claiming such things, feel free to ignore them, or run them by your diabetes doctor at least. The last thing you want to do is try something you saw in the back of a magazine which claimed it was a secret, magic cure without seeking your doctor’s input, because you might end up hurting your body as well as wasting your hard earned money.

For some people, with hard work in partnership with their diabetes doctor, they are able to find a workable solution to their case of diabetes. This means that with honesty and commitment to lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, some folks are able to go back to the days when they did not have type 2 diabetes. They change their eating habits and commit to making healthier eating choices for the long term; not just for a few weeks.

They dedicate themselves to their good health and longevity by starting an exercise regimen, and sticking with it. They eat properly, they exercise, they lose weight, and these things help keep their blood sugar under control. It takes hard work and dedication, but they are able to do it through sheer force of will and with the help and guidance of their diabetes doctor.

It doesn’t end there. Because diabetes is chronic, you must have routine blood work to make sure that your body doesn’t sneak back into the world of diabetes. It could be harmful to skip your routine blood work appointment, and no doctor would ever suggest that you do so. They are there to help you monitor and manage your health, whether you have chronic, lasting diabetes, or if you are able to find a solution which works for you and helps you return to your life before diabetes.