Benefits of remission from Type 2 diabetes

Discover the benefits

Not everyone can get their diabetes into remission, but losing as little as 5% of your body weight can provide many health benefits.

In the long term, weight loss can reduce your risk of diabetes complications, the number of medicines you take, and your risk of arthritis (especially knees, hips and back).

And in the short term, weight loss improves mental well-being and sleep, and boosts your energy levels.

Some people call this reversing or curing type 2 diabetes, but we prefer the term 'remission' because diabetes can come back (particularly if your weight increases again). This is why we've developed a programme to help people living with diabetes in North West London to manage their weight.

Read more about achieving remission.