Remission (is) Possible!
Many people living with type 2 diabetes can put their disease into remission by changing what they eat
Remission Possible is a site for people who want to learn more about putting type 2 diabetes into remission
This free site, a collaborative effort between two Canadian non-profit organizations, IPTN and IHSTS, provides information on type 2 diabetes remission for patients, their families, and health providers. It includes scientific insights, practical steps, and inspiring success stories. Remission is Possible! Do you want to try? You will not be asked to buy anything. Explore this site to find out what to do.
Chris, 25, Vancouver
in type 2 diabetes remission for 8 years
"I consider my diagnosis of type 2 diabetes to be a blessing in disguise. My diagnosis motivated me to make lifestyle changes that put my diabetes in remission. Although my life isn't the same as before, I am a happier and healthier person."
What do you need to do to achieve type 2 diabetes remission?
Our patient resources will help you every step of the way.
We have numerous resources to help you get started on your remission journey. An easy-to-understand ebooklet explains the evidence, provides details on dietary changes, and answers a variety of common questions. A letter for your healthcare provider will help you get their support for a food-first approach. There's also a Q&A about common remission questions, a readiness checklist, a handy shopping list, and examples of what to eat and avoid at each meal of the day.
Are You a Healthcare Provider?
You may wonder, 'What is the research evidence for type 2 diabetes remission?
How are healthcare providers supporting patients in this approach?'
If you want to learn more about the science and application of food-based approaches to achieve remission in type 2 diabetes, our references and resources are a good place to start.
Changing the Conversation about Type-2 Diabetes
Every day in Canada around 550 people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a disease that significantly increases their risk of heart attack and stroke and is the leading cause of blindness, limb amputation, and chronic kidney disease. Research shows that, with the right timing, information, and support, up to 77% of people with type 2 diabetes may be able to achieve remission by changing what they eat. However, under the current standard of care, only about 2% of people with type 2 diabetes achieve remission. This website seeks to change that status quo.
Don't worry that it is too late in your diagnosis to make a difference. It is never too late to improve your blood glucose or even try to put your diabetes into remission. Click on the video of JJ, above. He put his type 2 diabetes into remission 20 years after first receiving the diagnosis. He received help from his local pharmacist. But your doctor or nurse practitioner can also help. If you are not on any medication, you can safely change what you eat without medical support. Download the ebooklet in the patient resources section for more information to get started.