Published in the Lancet, another body of research shows us that type 2 diabetes is entirely reversible with lifestyle alteration: https://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=181550&CultureCode=en. The accompanying health issues related to diabetes are arguably the biggest ticket items in American health care costs at the macro level. So, it might be a good idea to begin paying attention to studies like this.
There is this prevailing belief in popular culture and even among some wise health and fitness experts that certain health challenges are black or white afflictions. However, everything is on a grey scale. We are either moving toward one end or the other. Type 2 diabetes, being a perfect illustration, is not something which you either have or don't. We are moving toward or away.
The conventional layperson understanding of type 2 diabetes is as follows: once someone has crossed an arbitrary point of delineation, she is diagnosed as diabetic; and with this diagnosis comes drug interventions. From that point of view, drugs are the savior to help one live with this affliction. Some clinicians reinforce this idea. Unfortunately, that point of view is unscientific. Insulin resistance and glucose tolerance are ever-fluctuating states which change every hour of every day with everyone.
Thankfully, within the scientific and medical communities, there are teams committed to pointing out this self-evident axiom. It's a sort of oddity, really, since we already have a fairly good understanding of how physiology works with regards to this particular grey scale. But every few weeks or months now, another body of research comes to beat this dead horse in an overkill effort to remind people that type 2 diabetes is entirely reversible.
I feel like I just wrote about this two weeks ago: http://www.elev8wellness.com/wellblog_best_nutrition_training_coaching_experts/clinical-results-in-the-reversal-of-diabetes.