There is currently no agreed definition of diabetes remission but we do know that it is possible for some individuals to go back to normal blood glucose levels so that they do not need to take diabetes medication anymore.
Evidence suggests that diabetes remission is more possible nearer to the time of diagnosis and is strongly associated with losing weight. This involves reducing the fat that is stored in the liver and pancreas.
You may have heard the term "reversing your diabetes" or even "cured" your diabetes but Diabetes UK recommends the term "remission" because your diabetes may come back in the future.
Remission is not possible for everyone but losing weight also offers significant health benefits.
Remission is possible through a variety of different lifestyle approaches. At present the strongest evidence tells us that a low energy diet could help people lose weight and achieve remission. A low energy diet such as the Counterweight Plus programme offered by Peach Clinical Nutrition.
If you do not feel Counterweight Plus is suitable for you, there are alternative approaches that we can assist you with: