Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disorder that requires lifelong treatment. DiRECT trail aimed to assess whether intensive weight management (low calorie diet) within routine primary care would achieve remission of type 2 diabetes. Our findings show that, at 12 months, almost half of participants achieved remission to a non-diabetic state and off antidiabetic drugs.

Primary care-led weight management for remission of type 2 diabetes (DiRECT): an open-label, cluster-randomised trial
Prof Michael EJ Lean, MD†, Wilma S Leslie
Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5PL

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