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The strongest evidence we have at the moment suggests that type 2 diabetes is mainly put into remission by weight loss. Remission is more likely if you lose weight as soon as possible after your diabetes diagnosis. However, we do know of people who have put their diabetes into remission 25 years after diagnosis.
If you have obesity, your diabetes is more likely to go into remission if you lose a substantial amount of weight – 15kg (or 2 stone 5lbs) – as quickly and safely as possible following diagnosis.
It’s important to know that not everyone who loses this much weight will be able to put their diabetes into remission. But losing 15kg comes with a lot of health benefits, even if you don’t lead to remission. Research shows that getting support to lose just 5% of your body weight can have huge benefits for your health. Losing extra weight can lead to:
• fewer medications
• better blood sugar levels
• a lower risk of complications.
Now is the time to invest in yourself. Get honest, proven results, and real tools for living a healthier, happier life. Ready to Book a Stay?
What is diabetes remission?
But what does remission actually mean? It’s when blood glucose (or blood sugar) levels are below the diabetes range without the need for diabetes medication. This doesn’t mean diabetes has gone for good. It’s still really important for people in remission to get regular healthcare checks, so any complications can be monitored and any signs of type 2 diabetes coming back can be caught early. Find out more about remission.
In this study, the team defined remission as keeping blood sugar levels (HbA1c) below 6.5% (48mmol/mol) without the need to take any type 2 diabetes medications.
Evidence suggests that the key to remission is weight loss.
This Package Includes
- Nutrition Consultation. Private nutrition consultation. What are your personal challenges? Restaurants? Food cravings? Stubborn plateaus? Get one-on-one guidance tailored to your specific needs from one of our registered dietitians.
- Lectures, lunch, and workshops with our clinical nutritionist. There’s a lot of misinformation in the popular press about what diabetics can – and cannot – eat. Most importantly, it will provide all the important lifestyle steps for improving your blood sugar levels, and helping you shed weight for once and for all.
- Know your food.! Private cooking workshop. Now, here’s some fun! Learn how easy it is to lower your blood sugar, lose weight, and enjoy food that is tailored to your personal tastes. There’s more good news… It’s all so quick and easy! Following a balanced diet will allow you to manage your blood sugar levels and also help you keep to a healthy weight. Both are important when you have diabetes. To make it that bit easier, answer three quick questions about yourself below and we’ll search out eating advice from our experts that we think will be really useful for you.
- You take part in our unique four-part program of diet, exercise, education and mind-set.
- Full blood test . Biochemical monitoring. Diagnosis and management of micronutrient deficiency. vital signs, height, weight and body mass index (among other things).
The goal at the retreat will be to adopt some healthy lifestyle habits, and begin to lose weight. At the same time, retreat staff will not want you to have episodes of low blood sugar as a result of increased exercise, less carbohydrate intake, and decreased insulin needs or resistance.
Blood Sugar Monitoring – Daily Testing
Hemoglobin A1c Test
Urine Microalbumin Test
Body Composition Scan
Hands On Cooking Class
Benefits of a Diabetes Retreat
- Getting to know and bond with others with diabetes
- Learning new tips and tricks for diabetes management
- Jump starting an activity program
- Giving you a leg up on weight loss
- Learning new ways to relax and meditate to decrease stress
- Possibly help to reduce or eliminate medication needs
- Possibility of continued support online once you return home
Losing just 5% of visceral fat from around the pancreas has been shown to reverse type 2 diabetes in a research study done in the United Kingdom2. This should be a primary goal.
However, if lifestyle changes are abandoned, the patient will go right back in the other direction and be back in a type 2 diabetes range. Therefore, be wary of programs promising to cure your diabetes.
MSc Clinical Nutritionist, accredited Nutritionist of UK from Association for Nutrition (AfN)
To schedule an appointment, call 07947887043 or click here to use our online form.
- Faidon Magkos, Gemma Fraterrigo, Jun Yoshino, Courtney Luecking, Kyleigh Kirbach, Shannon C. Kelly, Lisa de las Fuentes, Songbing He, Adewole L. Okunade, Bruce W. Patterson, Samuel Klein. Effects of Moderate and Subsequent Progressive Weight Loss on Metabolic Function and Adipose Tissue Biology in Humans with Obesity. Cell Metabolism, 2016; DOI: 10.1016/j.cmet.2016.02.005
- Sarah Steven, Kieren G. Hollingsworth, Peter K. Small, Sean A. Woodcock, Andrea Pucci, Benjamin Aribisala, Ahmad Al-Mrabeh, Ann K. Daly, Rachel L. Batterham, and Roy Taylor. Weight Loss Decreases Excess Pancreatic Triacylglycerol Specifically in Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care, December 2015 DOI: 10.2337/dc15-0750