Type 2 diabetes: Can it be reversed?

In this video, Dr. Diana Sherifali discusses what type 2 diabetes is, its symptoms, and how it can be managed and, in some cases, put into remission. Learn how excess sugar in your blood acts as an 'aging accelerant' resulting in both 'micro' and 'macro' complications throughout the body.


Learn the answers to the following questions: 

  • 1:30 - What are type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance?
  • 3:20 - What are the symptoms?
  • 5:46 - How can type 2 diabetes be managed?
  • 9:42 - What other health conditions should you be concerned about when you have type 2 diabetes?

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This work is supported through the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging and funds provided by the Dean and Vice-President, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University.

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