Type 2 Diabetes Remission
There is growing evidence and realisation that it is possible for some people to reverse their diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes and put it into remission. What we mean by this is that someone is able to have normal blood sugar levels without the use of medication. Putting Type 2 Diabetes into remission can be done through changes to diet and lifestyle in certain individuals. These approaches can also be used to try and prevent a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes in those at high risk.
You can read more about Type 2 Diabetes reversal/remission at Diabetes UK's site here including details of the recent research which has led to this change of approach.
If you can get your HbA1c into the green area (<48) and keep it there without the need for medication then you will have put your Type 2 Diabetes into remission. Getting your HbA1c there with medication or reduced medication is also really worthwhile.
You should still attend your annual checks including your eye screening. You will remain at high risk of needing to go back onto medication if your sugar levels rise.
Having Type 2 Diabetes in remission is not only better for your health but can have financial benefits like reduced travel insurance premiums.
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Libre is a glucose sensor which you apply to the back of your arm and can scan with a smartphone. These are normally only available on prescription for some individuals with Type 1 Diabetes but Abbott who produce the device are running a 2 week free trial whereby anyone with Diabetes who has not had a sensor before can get access to one sensor.
Click on the picture to learn more. You will need a smart phone. Having a sensor as you start on your low carb journey could be really powerful.
Before completing the form to request a sensor it might be helpful for you to know that: