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Achieving Type 2 Diabetes Reversal Seems Way More Common Than Scientists Realized

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For a subset of these patients, it doesn’t have to be that way.

A huge amount of research in recent years has demonstrated that type 2 diabetes can be reversed in the body, with a range of dieting methods and other kinds of lifestyle interventions sending the disease into remission.

It is, however, quite hard to know for sure how many people are able to successfully pull off such a reversal. After all, hundreds of millions of people around the world are currently diabetic, but millions of them aren’t even aware they have the condition.

Against such a backdrop – and outside of scientific experiments specifically measuring type 2 diabetes remission – it’s difficult to say how many people might develop the condition before going on to successfully reverse it.

Nonetheless, a new study from Scotland suggests the phenomenon might be more common than we realized, even without things like scientific interventions and invasive procedures such as bariatric surgery.

“We have been able to show, for the first time, that one in 20 people in Scotland with type 2 diabetes achieves remission,” says clinical diabetes researcher Mireille Captieux from the University of Edinburgh.

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