Diabetes Remission Program
FitWell MD: Diabetes Remission Program
The Diabetes Remission Program (DRP) is a one year weight management program targeting those who have been diagnosed with diabetes for less than five years.
Ideal candidates have an A1C less than 8%, and are on no more than two oral medications for diabetes.
Our Diabetes Remission Program (DRP) is an evidence based program (using protocols from the DiRECT Trial and DAIDEM-1 Trial, which showed 12 month Type II diabetes remission rates of 46-61%).
The goal of the DRP program is to induce long-lasting diabetes remission (AIC <6.5% without medications) among newly diagnosed patients with type 2 diabetes, using an Intensive Lifestyle Intervention model.
Who can join?
Newly diagnosed type 2 DM or within five years from diagnosis
12 weeks of very-low-calorie diet (using micronutrient replete meal replacement shakes/soups and nonstarchy vegetables)
12 weeks of food reintroduction
WEIGHT MAINTENANCE PHASE:
Reintroduction of food at 1200-1800 cal for 6 months