Studies show that you can send your Type 2 Diabetes into remission (AIC 6.5% without medication) through lifestyle change and weight loss. Your best chance of doing this is within a few years of diagnosis.
People with type 2 diabetes who do not have adequate glycemic control have an increased risk for diabetes complications. Glycemic control is monitored by measuring both blood glucose and blood markers assessing antecedent glycemia such as hemoglobin A1C, which reflects average glucose over the previous months.
We define type 2 diabetes remission as having the condition revert to a nondiabetic range as assessed with blood glucose levels or blood glucose markers and staying in that range for at least 6 months when a person isn’t taking any diabetes medications.
While we have very effective medications to lower blood glucose levels, lifestyle interventions (nutrition and exercise) are a cornerstone of managing diabetes. A balanced diet that achieves weight loss not only improves blood glucose levels but also may reduce cardiovascular risk factors.
Is remission permanent?
There are reports of people who have been in remission for up to 15 years. However, even if you are in remission, it is always possible that your blood sugar levels could come back into the diabetes range. Remission is not a one-off event, but a process.
Our Diabetes Remission Program (DRP)
If you act quickly, you can reverse your T2 DM. Your best chance of this is within the first few years after diagnosis.
With our Diabetes Remission Program, you get:
- An evidence based program (using protocols from the DiRECT Trial and DIADEM-1 Trial) which shows 12 month Type 2 diabetes remission rates of 46-61%.
- A 3 part program, with the initiation segment using complete meal replacements (shakes/soups and veggies)
- The goal of the program is 15-20% weight loss.
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