Type 2 Diabetes Remission Position Statement
A joint position statement has been published from a collaboration of ADEA, ADS and Diabetes Australia.
Type 2 diabetes remission (Oct 2021) provides up-to-date, practical advice and information to people with diabetes and the community about possible remission of type 2 diabetes. It is not intended to be a scientific or fully detailed report for health professionals.
The position statement recommends that people with type 2 diabetes who want to attempt diabetes remission need to do so in close consultation with their diabetes healthcare team, as intensive dietary and weight changes need careful management, monitoring and support.
Most importantly, people who do not achieve or sustain remission should not feel that they have ‘failed’. The health benefits of weight loss and a reduction in HbA1c are significant even if remission does not occur, as these reduce the risk of developing diabetes-related complications and may lead to reducing or stopping glucose-lowering medications.
New articles that also may be of interest have been published:
- Consensus Report: Definition and Interpretation of Remission in Type 2 Diabetes | Diabetes Care (diabetesjournals.org) and
- Dietary strategies for remission of type 2 diabetes: A narrative review – Brown – – Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics – Wiley Online Library
Recently, webinars in a ‘Nutrition Series’ have also been added to the ADEA Learning Management system, including a presentation by Dr Alan Barclay on Type 2 Diabetes Remission. Check these webinars at ADEA LMS.