September 15, 2017 By Elizabeth McCammon
Type 2 diabetes reversed in the short term with intensive treatment

New research supported by Diabetes Canada suggests that type 2 diabetes can be reversed, at least for several months, with intensive medical treatment that includes oral diabetes medications, insulin, and lifestyle changes.

Participants in the study, all of whom had had type 2 diabetes for less than three years, followed personalized exercise routines, reduced their calories by between 500 and 750 a day, were treated with oral diabetes drugs (metformin and acarbose) and insulin, and met regularly with a nurse and dietitian for ongoing monitoring and advice. Read more from this research news story now. Click here for other Diabetes Dialogue articles. Subscribe now for just $24, and have each issue delivered directly to your inbox!

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