There have been a number of studies talked about in the media that show that loosing weight and changing diet appear to send T2D into remission (in otherwords people who at one time had signs and symptoms of T2D don't have them anymore). We aren't sure if it's "a cure" yet, but it's still a big deal.
This is where the Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT) comes in. To be on the trial you had to have T2D diagnosed within the last 6 years and have a BMI between 27 and 45.
The study involved a control group who carried on their day to day lives as usual and a study group who put on a weight loss and management programme.
The primary outcomes the study was trying to measure were
The headlines from the study were
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*HbA1c can be thought of as a measure of long term blood glucose levels.