Type 2 diabetes may not be a lifelong condition

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2190990-type-2-diabetes-may-not-be-a-lifelong-condition/

New evidence shows that weight loss can push the condition into remission, offering hope for patients, says Elizabeth Robertson

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TYPE 2 diabetes has long been considered a progressive, lifelong condition, with significant risk of developing vascular complications. But ongoing research funded by Diabetes UK is changing that view, showing that remission of type 2 is possible for some people.

The number of people in the UK living with diabetes is growing. Two key drivers are people living longer and significant weight gain. The Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT) aims to find out if weight loss can put type 2 diabetes into remission and keep it there.

Participants receive a low-calorie liquid diet for …