Could a Very Low Calorie Diet Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

The latest data from Diabetes UK shows that 415 million people worldwide are living with diabetes and that 90% of those people have type 2 diabetes. However, a recent trial presented by Doctors from Newcastle and Glasgow at the International Diabetes Federation, demonstrated that they have discovered a way to reverse type 2 diabetes through the use of a very low-calorie diet. (VLCD)

The study saw a group of people on a very low-calorie diet for up to 5 months. The diet consisted of consuming just shakes and soups, all around 100-200 calories each, to promote dramatic weight loss.

All products that were trialed were meal replacement products, so contained the correct balance of nutrients, despite only having upto 200 calories, much like Slender You's Meal Replacement Range

The Results
46% of people who started the low-calorie diet were in remission a year later

The study showed incredible results for people living with type 2 diabetes.

  • 46% of people who started the low-calorie diet were in remission a year later
  • 86% who lost 12-15kg or more put their type 2 diabetes into remission
  • Only 4% went into remission with the current treatments being used to help reverse diabetes

 

 

It was apparent that the dramatic weight loss was the reason behind the reversal of type 2 diabetes. In addition, it was ‘extreme’ weight loss that saw people drop the weight and in turn, go into remission.

So why does weight loss work?

When fat builds up around the pancreas, the cells in the organ that regulate blood sugar levels are put under stress. This causes them to stop producing insulin and thus, causing blood sugar levels to rise to dangerous levels.

Put simply, the dramatic weight loss causes this fat to disappear around the pancreas and reverse this effect.

Can Slender You help reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

Based on the recent study, If you were to consume our Meal replacement shakes and soon to be released Soups, Slender You may be able to assist in reversing type 2 diabetes. Without running a trial ourselves, we cannot guarantee results, however, the recent evidence is strong enough to suggest it might assist in reversing the disease.

All of our Meal Replacements are calorie-controlled and contain the correct amount of nutrients that your body needs.

If you suffer from type 2 diabetes and are overweight, SLender You Products could help in a number of ways.

If you are currently suffering from Type 2 Diabetes we would love to get in touch with you!