Weight loss can type 2 Diabetes permanently undo

Is it possible type 2 Diabetes reverse?

A healthy body weight protects against the development of various diseases. But, it is also possible to make pre-existing diseases such as Diabetes by a significant weight loss to undo it? Doctors announced now that at the time of their study, about one-third of all people who were on a low-calorie diet, as large amounts of weight to lose weight, your type 2 could Diabetes be reversed.

The scientists from the University of Glasgow found in their current study, type-2 Diabetes to be reversed when the Affected slimming enough weight. The experts published the results of their study in the English journal “Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology“.

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Diabetes is reversible

As more and more people have problems with their weight, and now even around the world have a true obesity epidemic is on the rise the number of people with Diabetes. If people are suffering from type 2 Diabetes, this does not mean, however, that you have to suffer your entire life under the disease. By a significant weight loss, many people can reverse the disease. The investigation of the long-term impact showed that the disease removal also two years after the Weight is still in Remission. The scientists now have a better understanding of the biological nature of this reversible condition. Patients who are in Remission, should know that current evidence points to a return of type-2 Diabetes, if the people increase in weight again.

Nearly 300 participants were studied

In the current study, 300 subjects with type-2 Diabetes and a Body Mass Index between 27 and 45 kg / m2, took part almost. The subjects were divided into different groups. Half of the Participants received a normal treatment of diabetes and the other half was recorded in a structured weight program. These subjects were asked for a period of twelve to 20 weeks to take only low-calorie menus with a total of 800 calories per day. They were assisted by nurses or a dietitian, to reduce weight and to take at the end of the study back to normal food.

Type 2 Diabetes is strongly associated with the weight

After the first year, 46 percent of the subjects had made with low-calorie diet their type 2 Diabetes reversed. After two years of the subjects (36 percent), which had held the low-calorie diet was more than one-third, the disease is still in Remission. The Remission is closely associated with the weight loss. Most of the Participants (64 percent), had more than taken off ten pounds, were free, after two years of illness. The subjects were, as expected, between the first and the second year the weight back on. Those patients who were after a year in Remission, but had a greater average weight loss (15.5 kg) than those who were not in Remission (12 kg).

As Remission was defined when the subjects of long-term blood sugar values of less than 48 mmol/mol (6.5), without that type had to be used 2-Diabetes-medication. In the future, people should focus on to help maintain your weight loss and stay a life long in Remission, explain the authors of the study. Some time ago there was already another study in the journal “Cell Metabolism” on the subject of weight loss and Diabetes, which had also shown that type 2 Diabetes can be cured without drugs. (as)