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On the 5th December 2017 the 12 month primary outcome results of the Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT) were presented at the International Diabetes Federation Congress hosted in Abu Dhabi. Talks were delivered by both Professor Roy Taylor and Professor Mike Lean, with both pictured here with Professor Naveed Sattar enjoying some refreshments following the event.

A copy of the presentation (pdf) and information for services interested in providing a programme for remission of type 2 diabetes can now be found on the Publications page

Roy Taylor, Mike Lean and Naveed Sattar

DiRECT on the web


Article - Losing weight is hard, but it's not any harder if you have type 2 diabetes

Author - Andrew Brown, Mike Lean and Wilma Leslie

Article published by - The Converstation

Date article was published - 06 December 2017


Article - Diabete 2, scomparso con dieta a base di minestre e frullati

Article published by - ANSA.it (Italian Language)

Date article was published - 06 December 2017


Article - Primary care-led weight management for remission of type 2 diabetes (DiRECT): an open-label, cluster-randomised trial

Article published by - The LANCET

Date article was published - 05 December 2017


Article - Weight Loss Really Can Reverse Diabetes, New Study Finds

Author - Alice Park

Article published by - TIME

Date article was published - 05 December 2017


Article - 'I beat type 2 diabetes with 200-calorie drinks'

Author - James Gallagher

Article published by - BBC News

Date article was published - 05 December 2017


Article - Type 2 diabetes can be put into remission

Article published by - DiABETES UK

Date article was published - 05 December 2017


Article - Is it possible to reverse Type2 diabetes?

Author - Luisa Dillner

Article published by - The Guardian

Date article was published - 25 September 2017


Podcast - Diabetes remission - "treating blood glucose, when the disease is to do with body fat"

Description - Discussion with Professor Mike Lean about the analysis he co-authored which has been published on bmj.com

Author - BMJ talk medince

Podcast publisher - BMJ talk medicine on Soundcloud.com

Date podcast was published - 23 September 2017


Article Type 2 diabetes is 'reversible through weight loss'

Description - Article in Medical News Today disucssing the Beating type 2 diabetes into remission paper

Author - Catharine Paddock PhD

Article published by - Medical News Today

Date article was published - 15 September 2017


Article GPs need to tell people they can get rid of type 2 diabetes through weight loss – nutrition expert

Author - Mike Lean

Article published by - The Converstation

Date article was published - 14 September 2017


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Article - Beat the blood sugar

Author - Nicky Pellegrino

Article published by - New Zealand Listener

Date article was published - 11 March 2016