More than 30 million Americans have Type Two Diabetes. A new study shows a way to reverse the condition without medication.
It's definitely not an easy fix, but a study out of Scotland shows a strict weight loss program can reverse diabetes in less than a year without any drugs.
Researchers recruited more than 300 adults with type two diabetes who were not on insulin.
Half were put on a very low-calorie liquid diet for three to five months. After that, phase two was a re-introduction to healthy eating.
The average weight loss for the group was about 20 pounds and nearly half saw their diabetes go into remission.
It was a difficult program and a small number of people dropped out, but the majority say it improved the quality of their life.
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Study shows diabetes can be reversed without medication