Type 2 diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions. There are 3.9 million people living with diabetes – 90 per cent being affected by type 2 diabetes. Here’s another shocking statistic: 1 in 3 UK adults have prediabetes, the condition that precedes diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes used to be known as a life-long condition, however there is increasing evidence that it is possible to reverse the high blood sugar levels and effectively put it into remission.
Your HbA1c level needs to be lower than 48 to achieve this, so in the green area of the infographic below.
If you can get your HbA1c into the green area (<48) and keep it there without the need for medication then you will have put your Type 2 Diabetes into remission. Getting your HbA1c there with medication or reduced medication is also really worthwhile.
You should still attend your annual checks including your eye screening. You will remain at high risk of needing to go back onto medication if your sugar levels rise.
Having Type 2 Diabetes in remission is not only better for your health but can have financial benefits like reduced travel insurance premiums.
More information regarding putting your type 2 diabetes into remission can be found here –
Please also look at our health and well-being pages to access information on diet and exercise which are both key in making these changes.
You can sign up online to healthy living pages, with support and education, for those living with type 2 diabetes here –