A recent research has discovered that type 2 diabetes may be potentially reversed by weight loss as well as with a long-term aid of the medical professionals.
the research is led by Prof. Mike Lean from the Glasgow University and Prof. Roy Taylor from the Newcastle University, recruiting around 298 people and provide a standard diabetes treatment from their GP, when other half were put on the structured weight management project. The program included a food reintroduction, nutrient-complete and low calorie diet for 3 to 5 months and long-term help to maintain weight loss.
Prof. Taylor stated on the results of first year as, “These findings are very exciting. They could revolutionise the way Type 2 diabetes is treated.”
The earlier research came from the ongoing experimental study, known as DiRECT (Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial) that aims to discover an effective way to keep the type 2 diabetes at remission for long-term.
Taylor added that, “The study builds on the work into the underlying cause of the condition, so that we can target management effectively. Substantial weight loss results in reduced fat inside the liver and pancreas, allowing these organs to return to normal function. What we’re seeing from DiRECT is that losing weight isn’t just linked to better management of type 2 diabetes: significant weight loss could actually result in lasting remission,”
While, the Director of Research at Diabetes UK, Dr Elizabeth Robertson said that, “We’re very encouraged by these initial results, and the building robust evidence that remission could be achievable for some people.”