Diabetes doctor says: patients need to know that diabetes is reversible

Once Diabetes, always Diabetes: was Exactly like that for a long time a principle within medicine, writes Professor Stephan Martin, chief physician for diabetol

Diabetes doctor says: patients need to know that diabetes is reversible

Once Diabetes, always Diabetes: was Exactly like that for a long time a principle within medicine, writes Professor Stephan Martin, chief physician for diabetology and Director of the West German Diabetes and health centre (WDGZ) in Düsseldorf, in a published contribution in the doctors ' newspaper.

also Overweight in the pathogenesis of type 2 Diabetes plays in addition to other factors such as genetics and lack of exercise is a role that is no secret. But Affected can defeat targeted weight reduction in fact, the disease, had been dismissed, according to Martin until a few years ago in medical circles only as the individual case.

Strong weight reduction results in Symptom-reduction

A rethink was only created by the results of bariatric surgery, therefore, surgical intervention for the reduction of body weight, the high remission rates of Diabetes type 2 had. A study from England of 2019 showed that non-operative interventions such as a ' continuing weight loss, Remission of type 2 diabetes.

A new study from Qatar, which was published in June in the journal "the Lancet", also showed as targeted weight reduction, a sustainable Remission in Patients had.

To 147 people, suffering from two years of type 2 Diabetes were, on a body mass Index of 35 kg/m2 and drugs in two different test groups:

  • a was treated according to the regular guidelines.
  • The other with a strict diet consisting of liquid meals consisted of.

While the group with the regular measures lost an average of four kilograms, dropped the Kilos for the second group, an average of twelve kilograms. Remission with normal long-term blood sugar levels for at least three months reached in the first test group with only twelve percent; in the second, with the high reduction in weight, an impressive 61 percent.

"These interventions are not accepted in Germany, unfortunately,"

From this study, according to Martin concluded that a weight reduction of ten kilograms of those Affected have a 50% Chance that the symptoms of the illness subside.

"These interventions are not accepted in Germany, unfortunately," criticized the diabetologist. Therefore, they were not implemented systematically. Of the physician, but pointed out that Doctors have a duty to patients about such measures, inform.

"at Least for each Person with newly-diagnosed type 2 Diabetes should be said: If you manage to lose more than ten kilograms of weight, you have to defeat a 50% Chance of the Diabetes," he urges. Second wave coming? Real-time map shows Corona-spread in Germany, FOCUS Online/Wochit Second wave coming? Real-time map shows Corona-spread in Germany

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Updated Date: 31 July 2020, 09:27

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