Diabetes Reversal & Improving Blood Glucose Control

Diabetes Reversal & Improving Blood Glucose Control

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease and weight loss helps improve blood glucose control. Poor blood glucose control leads to complications including kidney failure, blindness, heart attack, stroke, amputations etc. HbA1C (Glycosylated haemoglobin) is used as the marker of blood glucose control. HbA1C of 48 and above is Type 2 diabetes and an HbA1C between 42 and 48 is classified as prediabetes. With weight loss there is a reduction in HbA1C.

Diabetes Reversal: Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT) published in The Lancet, medical journal showed that losing weight results in lasting remission of Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes was reversed in nearly half of the patients in this study. During this study participants were provided a diet replacement formula for the first 3-5 months and later normal food was introduced gradually. Throughout the plan, continuous support was provided. Further investigations showed that there was a reduction in the fat within the liver and pancreas, which may be one of the factors contributing to improved functioning of the pancreas.

Once diabetes is reversed, it is important to sustain weight loss so as to ensure blood glucose control does not worsen. A team of experts will help you understand your body and provide tools for long term weight maintenance. The best time to go on this programme is with in the first 5 years for diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes.

If you have type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes and would like to reverse these conditions, please email for more details on hello@simplyweight.co.uk

 

Improving your diabetes and weight Loss

About 90% of people with Type 2 diabetes are either overweight or obese. Weight loss improves blood glucose control. However research shows that people with Type 2 diabetes struggle more than the general population to lose weight.

There are several reasons for weight gain in people with Type 2 diabetes including

  • Medications
  • Altered metabolism
  • Altered hunger pattern
  • Hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose)
  • Emotional eating
  • Associated medical conditions

People with type 2 diabetes struggle to lose weight as there are several factors which interfere with their weight management plan. Whilst following a weight management plan people with type 2 diabetes should not only monitor their blood glucose but also alter the dose of tablets or medication. People who have altered hunger pattern or repeated low blood glucose readings struggle to cut down of their food intake.

If you feel your Type 2 diabetes is not under control and you are overweight please contact us if you would like to lose weight and improve your blood glucose control.

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