Lifestyle changes keep type 2 diabetes at bay for four years

It is a nutritional disease, not an endocrine disease, say experts

Three decades after a trial of diet and exercise in those with glucose intolerance, patients are still reaping big benefits, leading to a call to roll out lifestyle programs for type 2 diabetes prevention worldwide.


The Da Qing Diabetes Prevention Outcome study is a classic in the medical literature, say the University of Glasgow authors of an editorial in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.

It shows, alongside other research, that it is clear “type 2 diabetes should no longer be considered an endocrine disease, the awkward cousin of type 1