Did you know that type 2 diabetes remission rates can reach 77% if therapeutic nutrition is started within a year of a diagnosis?
But even people who've had diabetes for many years can see improvements or remission. Make sure you work with your health provider if you are on any diabetes medications.
Our patient resource will help you get safely started!
Download our Ebooklet
This 24-page booklet gives you all the information in one place. It explains what type 2 diabetes is, why it happens, and how it is diagnosed. Then it summarizes the three evidence-based ways to put type 2 diabetes into remission: a very low calorie diet, a low carb (or ketogenic) diet, and bariatric surgery.
The booklet then focuses on the two approaches that you can do at home: low calorie and low carb eating. But here is an important safety warning. The methods are so effective that if you are on any medication, especially for your diabetes, you need to work with your health provider to adjust your doses.
The booklet also has information about ways you can track your progress and how other lifestyle behaviours, such as sleep, stress and exercise, can help support your progress. Finally, it has tips for finding motivation and planning for challenges.
Questions About Remission?
We’ve put together a series of common questions and answers about remission, such as: typical definitions, who is most likely to achieve remission, what research evidence shows, and more! Click through for the full Q&A
Try the readiness checklist
Are you ready to start your type 2 diabetes remission journey today?
Whenever you are considering embarking on a significant behavioural change, it helps to prepare mentally and physically. The readiness checklist can help you identify your motivations for change, the steps you need to take, and what may be holding you back from succeeding.
Don't Wait to Start the Discussion
Download Our Letter For Your Healthcare Provider
If you want to try putting your type 2 diabetes into remission using a food-first approach, you should let your health provider know. This conversation is necessary if you are on any prescription medication.
But how do you start the conversation? Our letter can help. It shares the rationale and some of the high-level research that is demonstrating remission is possible and lets the provider know how best to support you.
RX for better blood sugar
If you are doing a low carb or ketogenic diet, or in the maintenance phase of a very low calorie diet, or even returning to more normal eating in the months after bariatric surgery, this handout can help you understand how to eat. It provides clear advice for what to avoid and what to allow at each meal, making it easier to swap common meal items for ones that will help you stabilize your blood sugar, and achieve and maintain remission.
Consult Our Guide to Kitchen Prep And a Helpful Shopping List
How should you prepare your kitchen fridge and pantry for your remission journey? Then how do you restock with healthy items at the grocery store? This guide tells you what foods to remove from your house. Then our handy shopping list is one you can consult online or take with you to the store. It lets you know the wide range of different proteins, carbohydrates (ie vegetables & fruits) and natural fats you can eat and still achieve and maintain remission of your type 2 diabetes. It will help you understand what products, with potentially hidden sugars, that you need to be wary off. You are now prepared. You’ve got this!
How much sugar is in common items?
Did you know that a serving of white basmati rice contains the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of sugar? Or that a bowl of cornflakes cereal contains 7.3 teaspoons? How about fruit like a banana? In the United Kingdom, Dr. David Unwin, a GP in the Liverpool region, realized he could help his patients understand the dietary changes they needed to make to improve their blood sugar, or put their type 2 diabetes into remission, by showing them simple graphs of the equivalent number of teaspoons of sugar in common food items. Dr. Unwin has made his graphs freely available, helping people all around the world. How much sugar is in your favourite foods?