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Supporting patients to achieve remission of type 2 diabetes.

James, J., 2022. Supporting patients to achieve remission of type 2 diabetes. Nursing Standard, 37 (7), e11949.

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DOI: 10.7748/ns.2022.e11949


The incidence of diabetes mellitus is increasing, with a new diagnosis made every two minutes in the UK. Previously, it was believed that type 2 diabetes was progressive and irreversible. However, research has shown that it may be possible to reverse type 2 diabetes - termed remission - in people who achieve significant weight loss (>10% of their body weight) and who have had the condition for less than ten years. Weight loss should be the primary goal of treatment for people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and nurses have an important role in supporting this. This article discusses some of the research on remission of type 2 diabetes and dietary approaches to weight loss. It also considers the role of the nurse in supporting patients with this condition to achieve and sustain weight loss.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:clinical; clinical guidelines; diabetes; evidence-based practice; health promotion; nursing care; obesity; professional; public health; research; type 2 diabetes; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; Humans; Weight Loss
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:37233
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:15 Jul 2022 10:15
Last Modified:15 Jul 2022 10:15


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