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Type 2 diabetes remission

Type 2 diabetes remission is when your blood sugar levels return to a safe, non-diabetes level long-term, without the need for glucose-lowering medication. It stops diabetes in its tracks and boosts your chances of a healthy future.

When you are in remission the symptoms of your diabetes are on pause, so is any new damage it can do to you. People in remission say it's life changing. 

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What is type 2 diabetes remission?

Can you reverse type 2 diabetes and how does remission work?
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How to go into type 2 remission

Explore the different ways you can try going into remission safely.
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Support for type 2 remission

Find out what remission support is available from us and the NHS.
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Remission and mental health

Looking after your mind, as well as your body, when you're trying for remission, or in it.
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Reversing other types of diabetes

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Find out more about type 2 diabetes

Everything you need to know about type 2, from what causes it, to treatments and medicines.
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29 January 2024
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