Diabetes Remission – what is it and how do I discuss it with my patients?

Type 2 diabetes, previously viewed as a permanent, progressive condition, can be put into remission with significant weight loss, returning blood glucose levels back below the diabetes range. This new insight is set to transform the way Type 2 diabetes is viewed and treated, and provides hope and motivation for lifestyle change in people newly diagnosed or with short duration T2DM.

In this session Alison Barnes, Diabetes UK Clinical champion and Research Dietitian on the Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT), will update on remission research and Guidelines, the underlying physiology of remission, and who is likely to achieve it and how. Using Case Studies the session will also help practitioners consider how remission might be discussed in routine consultations.

Learning outcomes:

  • To know the main results of remission research studies and associated changes to Diabetes Guidelines
  • To understand the physiology of diabetes remission and how to explain it in simple terms
  • To understand what individuals can do to maximise their chances of achieving remission.
  • To know the factors which impact on the likelihood of someone achieving remission
  • To know how to apply the understanding of remission in routine consultations

Wednesday 30 October 2019

10:00 - 10:40

Nutrition & Lifestyle

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Senior Research Associate (dietitian), Newcastle University