In this consensus assertion, the worldwide group of consultants recommend an HbA1c (common blood glucose) stage of lower than 6.5% for not less than three months after stopping diabetes remedy as the same old diagnostic criterion for diabetes remission. It comes out from the assertion that the function of eating regimen within the remission of diabetes administration can have an higher hand. Diabetes remission is described as a beneficial final result of interventions together with low calorie eating regimen and low carbohydrate eating regimen leading to a disease-free standing.
“I have 15-20 patients who have gotten remission of their diabetes through diet and exercise. Many of them came up with high HbA1c, who were on medicine, diet advice and regular exercise, but they were shocked to know that they had diabetes. It took three months to bring it to 7% and then after a month only with 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes exercise and a strict diet, it further came down. They lost 10% or even more weight, and they are now off the medicines and very happy. Surprisingly, their diabetes has reversed,” says Dr Ashok Kumar Jhingan, Chairman, Delhi Diabetes Education & Research Centre.
“Of course, the latest findings of American Diabetes Association (ADA) on the remission of Type-2 diabetes through diet is a great breakthrough, which is likely to have a huge impact on the way Type-2 diabetes will be managed in the future. In fact, I consider this is the most important recent advancement in diabetes management in the last decade. The clinical study published by my team suggested that with low calorie diet, around 50% patients with recent onset diabetes can manage to reverse to a stage where they can manage their diabetes without medications. However, when it comes to diet, especially in India, where a variety of foods are available, there is a good scope to identify and develop local food options, which will be useful in managing blood glucose levels in patients with Type-2 diabetes. I would like to congratulate the scientific researchers who have found out the efficacy of Jackfruit flour in lowering HbA1c levels among the patients with Type-2 diabetes,” says Dr Anjali Bhatt, Diabetologist, Founder & Consultant, ENDOCLINIC, Pune.