Diabetes Reversal

Living with Type 2 diabetes is a significant challenge, but there’s promising evidence that weight loss can lead to lasting improvements in blood glucose control, reducing the risk of complications such as kidney failure, blindness, heart attack, stroke, and amputations.

The HbA1C marker is important in monitoring blood glucose control. A level of 48 and above indicates Type 2 diabetes, while a range of 42 to 48 is classified as prediabetes. Weight loss has been proven to reduce HbA1C levels, offering hope for diabetes reversal.

What is the evidence for diabetes reversal?

The Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT) published in The Lancet showcased ground breaking results. Nearly half of the participants experienced lasting remission of Type 2 diabetes through weight loss. The study involved a diet replacement formula for the first 3-5 months, gradually transitioning to normal food with continuous support. Notably, there was a reduction in fat within the liver and pancreas, contributing to improved pancreatic function and increased insulin sensitivity.

The optimal time to embark on this program is within the first 5 years of a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis.


What happens after the low carb diet is discontinued?

However, we understand that not everyone can adopt a low-carb diet, and sustaining these changes can be challenging. DiRECT revealed that half of the participants did not benefit, and regaining weight can lead to a recurrence of Type 2 diabetes. Subsequent weight loss attempts become difficult due to changes in basal metabolic rate.

Our approach involves an initial assessment by our diabetologist, followed by a specialised weight management plan supported by a dietitian. Personalised solutions are tailored to your hunger patterns, ensuring a sustainable and manageable approach.

Reversing Type 2 diabetes is not just about losing weight; it’s about maintaining it. Our team of experts will guide you through the process, providing tools for long-term weight maintenance and preventing the recurrence of Type 2 diabetes.

If you’re ready to take control of your Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes and explore the possibility of reversal, reach out to us at [email protected] for more details.

Watch our video on The Diabetes Reversal Plan


The London Obesity Clinic/The Yorkshire Obesity Clinic specialises in Weight Loss, Complex Diabetes and Endocrine disorders across the UK with clinics at Harley Street in London, Spire Claremont in Sheffield and Nuffield in Leeds. We offer face to face and virtual consultations with our specialist clinical lead, Dr Rajeswaran, who has 25+ years experience in the field. We also offer screenings for prescription weight loss/weight management medications such as Wegovy injections (semaglutide) which are also suitable for children & Mounjaro injections (tirzepatide), bespoke weight management plans and a unique online weight loss plan for wellness and weight management. We support people with Obesity related medical conditions including Type 2 Diabetes, Fatty Liver, Infertility, Erectile Dysfunction, and Endocrine disorders like Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, PCOS, Hirsutism, Adrenal Dysfunction, Menopause, Pituitary problems and Sexual Dysfunction. Get in touch to transform your life!

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