Until recently, a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes was considered a one-way street. It meant a lifetime of medication and declining health. But a growing body of evidence indicates that many people, especially in the early stages of the disease, can put their Type 2 diabetes into remission simply by losing weight.
Dr David Unwin, a GP from Southport, has been putting his patients on low-carb diets to help reverse their diabetes for almost a decade. In a new study published in the journal BMJ Nutrition, 186 of Dr Unwin’s patients, most of whom had had diabetes for at least six years, lost an average of 10kg (1st 8lb) in 33 months.
As a result, nearly all – 97 per cent – saw improved control of their blood sugar levels and two, both of whom had struggled with type 2 diabetes for 15 years, were able to reverse the condition and come off all their medication. He says that the earlier patients made changes, the better. “In fact, 77 per cent of those opting to try the low-carbohydrate-based programme in the first year following diagnosis achieved remission.”
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