Most treatments for type 2 diabetes involve a combination of medication and dietary changes, with the aim of managing the condition.
Remission is not generally thought to be likely, other than in cases of obese patients who have undergone bariatric surgery, or those willing to commit to extreme low-calorie diets and weight loss programs.
A new study by researchers from the University of Cambridge looks at the possibility of achieving remission through less drastic measures.
Assessing the medical data of over 800 participants over 5 years, the researchers found that roughly 30% were in remission by the end of this period.
The real takeaway however, is that those who had lost at least 10% of their body weight were doubly likely to be in remission.
The study authors claim that the results indicate that remission is achievable with moderate weight loss, although earlier studies do indicate a much lower rate.
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Source: Medical News Today