With the help of a doctor and a weight loss plan, new research suggests type 2 diabetes can be reversed in less than a year.
Newcastle professor Roy Taylor said in a news release, "These findings are very exciting. They could revolutionize the way type 2 diabetes is treated. The study builds on the work into the underlying cause of the condition, so that we can target management effectively." The new study was published this week in the journal The Lancet. It found 86 percent of participants who lost at least 33 pounds had reversed the disease within a year. Some 46 percent of the participants following a low calorie diet for three to five months were also able to stop taking diabetes medication.