Early, modest weight loss key to diabetes remission

Extreme calorie restriction is not necessary, say researchers

Remission of type 2 diabetes can be achieved through modest weight loss alone if patients are supported to do it in the first few years after diagnosis, a UK study suggests.

Drawing on data from 867 patients who were not on diabetes medication at baseline, researchers investigated the link between weight change and the likelihood of remission at five-year follow-up.