Type II diabetes ranks first among the most dangerous chronic diseases. People suffering from this disease have elevated blood sugar levels. The main components of its treatment are lifestyle changes and dietary adjustments
A recent study published in the Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics has given scientists insight into how you can achieve remission of this disease.
In the course of their work, the researchers analyzed the information obtained in the course of various studies on type 2 diabetes.
Several dietary approaches, including low-calorie and low-carbohydrate diets, have proven useful as an effective means of potential remission. Weight loss (about 15 kilograms or more) was also found to be a significant predictor of remission. Experts say the main factor is weight loss.
In addition, the researchers paid special attention to the Mediterranean diet. Those study participants who followed this type of diet showed the highest remission rates throughout the 6 years of continuous follow-up.
By the end of the first year, the number of people who were in remission and followed the Mediterranean diet was 14.7%. And five percent of the volunteers were in remission after the sixth year.
Researchers say the primary goal of treating type 2 diabetics is remission. To achieve this goal, several factors must be considered, such as duration of diabetes, gender, and weight loss.