Diabetes remission

Gain control over your diabetes and protect your future with the UK’s most trusted diabetes clinic

Type 2 diabetes often requires lifelong diabetes medication and has serious implications for your health and longevity. However, for many people with diabetes, changes to diet and lifestyle can return blood sugar levels to the normal range. The expert professionals at The London Diabetes Centre can help you put your type 2 diabetes into remission so that you can stop taking medication and safeguard your future.

Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is frightening. The consequences for health, finances and quality of life can seem worrying. At this stressful time, The London Diabetes Centre can offer cutting-edge treatment, education and the support you need to gain control over your condition.

Achieving diabetes remission

Your diabetes is said to be in remission when the blood sugar stays at a healthy level, without the need for diabetes medication. Remission means that diabetes can return, with increasing weight or illness or time. There is evidence that (Omit) remission of type 2 diabetes, lasting for about 2 years, can be achieved for many people living with the condition. In people who are overweight, sustained weight loss of around 15 kg can restore blood glucose to below diabetic levels, reduce the risk of developing complications and improve life expectancy. Not everyone is suitable for this treatment but if you are overweight and not hormone deficient, it is an option. Techniques using endoscopy and duodenal mucosa resurfacing are now also available at The London Diabetes Centre with the need for repeat treatments every 2 years.

How can The London Diabetes Centre help?

Diabetes remission is easier to achieve soon after diagnosis, so it’s important to act quickly. By investing in your health and making changes, you can improve your quality of life and protect your future. But embarking on the remission journey isn’t easy. The London Diabetes Centre can provide customised dietary advice, guidance and a helping hand every step of the way.

A dedicated team of experienced consultants, dietitians, and diabetes specialist nurses will work closely with you to provide nutritional advice, set targets and monitor your progress and safety.

Making a difference to your life and your future

With 28 years of experience in diabetes care, the specialists at The London Diabetes Centre have seen that losing weight and putting your diabetes into remission can be life-changing. Losing weight improves diabetes control for most people and (OMIT) improves health, boosts wellbeing (OMIT).

Not everyone who loses weight will be able to achieve remission, but there are still health benefits. When you’re overweight, losing some of the extra kilos can help reduce your medication, improve your blood sugar levels and protect against the long-term health complications of diabetes

Individual weight loss support from experts

There are many different ways to lose weight. Evidence shows that people have put their diabetes into remission by following the Mediterranean diet, using low-carbohydrate approaches or by adhering to a strict plan restricting intake to 600 or 800 calories a day.

Different approaches will suit different people. The London Diabetes Centre care for the individual. Dietary advice and meal plans will be developed according to your needs, your health and your lifestyle. The London Diabetes Centre offers the SmartWeight programme, devised and directed by an expert team with over 30 years’ experience in managing weight problems. This programme offers a personalised approach using a combination of fresh food advice, prepared delivered food that is ketogenic and of defined calorie content, and weight loss medication.

Smartweight focuses on helping you lose weight and sustain a healthy weight forever. Taking a more holistic approach, it addresses your relationship with food and offers medication not available on the NHS, customised dietary advice, or a comprehensive meal replacement programme depending on your specific requirements and targets

Support Plans

Peace of Mind Plan

Continuous monitoring of your glucose readings by an expert team
Stay alert of any trends or issues that arise in your readings
Together with your diabetes specialist nurse, agree an action plan if a serious issue arises

Breathe easy knowing that you’ll also have access to a specialist to clear up any confusion or doubt that you may experience.

Second Opinion

A 30-minute consultation with an experienced Diabetes specialist consultant including a review of your medical history and clinical treatment.
Expert analysis of CGM and blood tests previously performed by your GP or hospital diabetes team.
Individual care-plan and recommendations for treatment, depending on the results of the review.

Expert second opinions in the comfort of your home to help you improve your diabetes control and safeguard your health.

Diabetes Introduction

A 30-minute consultation with an experienced diabetes specialist nurse.
A professional assessment of your diabetes status.
This includes an HbA1C test, which provides a picture of your average blood glucose over the previous few months.

The Diabetes Introduction package is for people who have recently been diagnosed with diabetes and those who are worried about their risk of developing the condition.

Consultant Comprehensive Review

A 30-minute consultation with a leading Diabetes specialist consultant
Pathology tests including HbA1C, cholesterol and lipids, full blood count and analysis of liver, kidney and thyroid function.
Bespoke care plan to improve your diabetes management.

The Comprehensive Consultant Review is our in-depth consultation. It provides a more comprehensive assessment of your diabetes and general health.

Diabetes Weight Management

You will be supervised throughout by a leading Diabetes consultant specialising in weight management including at least one consultation
You will be provided with appropriate advanced weight loss control medication at least a 4 week programme
Bespoke plan to improve your diabetes weight management and support throughout the programme from your dedicated Health Coach to encourage you and answer any questions

The London Diabetes Centre provides a range of remote weight management plans so you can access the support you need to reach your health goals, wherever you live.

Risk Assessment

A 30-minute consultation with a DSN or diabetes dietitian
Diabetes risk questionnaire
Height, weight, blood pressure, HbA1c blood test and Body Composition Analysis

Our plan is designed for patients who have not been diagnosed with diabetes who want to check their current health status and understand if they are at risk of developing diabetes.

Second Opinion

A 45-minute diabetes consultant consultation with written report
A 60-minute diabetes dietitian or DSN appointment
Height, weight, blood pressure, HbA1c blood test and glucose test

Our plan is designed for recently diagnosed patients who are unsure about their diagnosis and need a second opinion or need help deciding on their care plan.

Protocol

A 45-minute diabetes consultant consultation with written report
A 60-minute diabetes dietitian or DSN appointment
Height, Weight & Blood Pressure, HBA1c, Blood Glucose, Urine Alb/Cr and other tests

This Gold Standard in diabetes assessment will cover most people’s fundamental requirements for diabetes care.

Premuim

45 minute consultation with Diabetes Consultant to discuss the results and provide a written report
Advanced Lipoprotein Analysis
An OCT - Optical coherence tomography, Ankle and Toe Brachial Index and DEXA scan

This premium plan includes an in depth assessment of your diabetes status and also your wider health risks concerning cholesterol and metabolic health

SmartWeight™

Free Introductory Session - Discuss your treatment options and explore the clinic before committing
Regular access to a health coach mentor to support the weight loss
DEXA body scan, personalised health report, metabolic rate calculation & a review with Pharmacist

Designed and managed by an expert team with over 30 years of experience in the field, our bespoke consultant-led approach combines diet, medically supervised weight loss drugs and healthy lifestyle advice so that you can achieve effective results that last.

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Carol Willis - Diabetes Clinic Facilitator

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