Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Mar 29, 02:09 PM in and . No comments.

Can it be done?

You may have seen the “reversing Diabetes” reports and books coming out in the media/press right now. New results coming out from a UK study, this month, have also shown that people can reverse their Type 2 Diabetes with a strict low calorie diet regime. The research is part of a growing body of evidence showing that people with Type 2 diabetes who successfully lose weight can reverse their condition because fat is removed from their pancreas, returning insulin production to normal.

What does the diet involve?

The diet is conducted and supervised over 6 months.
The initial phase is a supervised, 8 week, very low calorie diet. This is followed by a guided progression back into a more normal eating pattern and a maintenance diet.

What you need to know?

If you have Type 2 Diabetes and are thinking about trying this diet plan, you will need to be under the supervision of a Dietitian with experience in assisting clients on very low calorie diets, like MYSELF.

It may be tempting to follow the plan from a book or web page but: be careful. These diets are strict and difficult and may have some side effects, so make sure you have guidance.

It is important, also, to be assessed to see if the diet is one that will be suitable for you and your stage of Diabetes. It may not suit everyone and isn’t a guarantee for reversing Diabetes in every case. It may also be a good idea to discuss it with your GP.

If you are interested in trying this approach. Please contact me on 07597900041 or email on to discuss


Sarah Steven, Keiren G Hollingsworth, Ahmad Al-Mrabeh, Leah Avery, Benjamin Aribisala, Muriel Caslake, Roy Taylor. Very low calorie diet and 6 months of weight stability in Type 2 diabetes: Pathophysiologic changes in responders and non-responders. Diabetes Care, March 2016


Restoring Normoglycaemia by use of a very low calorie diet in long-term and short-term duration Type 2 Diabetes. Authors: S.Steven & R. Taylor in Diabetic Medicine 32, 1149-1155 (2015).

Photo attribution: From . Image by Stuart Miles

Tags: Low Calorie, Reversing Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Vlcd

About the author

Anne Myers-Wright

Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Anne is a Health Professions Council (HPC) registered dietitian (RD), an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD- Australia), a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a member of the British Dietetic Association, The Nutrition Society and of The Dietetics Association of Australia.


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