Yes, type 2 diabetes can be reversed and its tragic complications can be avoided. The most effective treatment for type 2 diabetes is significant weight loss with a high-nutrient eating style and frequent exercise. It may take a little extra effort, but avoiding the tragic complications of diabetes and a premature death is well worth it. Follow a vegetable-based eating style with a high nutrient-to-calorie ratio, as described in my book The End of Diabetes. Emphasize greens and beans, other non-starchy vegetables, (such as mushrooms, eggplant, tomatoes and onions), raw nuts and seeds, and a limited amount of fresh fruit. Avoid sweeteners, white flour products, and processed foods. Eating in this style allows you to lose excess weight – the cause of type 2 diabetes – quickly and easily, and also flood the body with disease-protective and healing micronutrients and phytochemicals that aid the body’s recovery and self-repair mechanism.