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Type 2 diabetes remission: how to help patients lose weight and eliminate medication use

The DiRECT trial has shown the benefits of rapid weight loss. Here’s how to guide your patients

The DiRECT trial has shown the benefits of rapid weight loss through a low-calorie diet. Here’s how to guide your patients

  • Results of DiRECT trial studies have shown many patients with type 2 diabetes can achieve remission through a safe rapid weight loss programme
  • Not everyone can achieve remission, but even those who don’t will still achieve health benefits, say experts
  • How each stage of the programme works, the resources available to nurses, plus what patients need to know before starting

More than four million people in the UK have type 2 diabetes, according to Diabetes UK .

Type 2 diabetes carries risk of serious complications

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