Every five minutes, an Australian develops diabetes. It is estimated that only 70% of people are diagnosed. In the past decade, the number of prescriptions dispensed in Australia for diabetes medication has grown ten times faster than our population.
As you may be aware, the good news is that in many cases type 2 diabetes is a reversible condition. And even where not fully reversible, on a medically supervised low carb diet, medications can be reduced.
This event is hosted by Co-Founder, Dr Robert Szabo and Camilla Dahl, Accredited Practising Dietitian. Over the course of one-hour we will:
- Unpack the latest scientific evidence behind reversing diabetes, in simple terms
- Explore the pros and cons of different approaches for diabetes reversal (low-fat diets, meal replacement, weight loss medication, surgery)
- Address key misconceptions regarding fat, carbohydrates and cholesterol
Provide our top tips for success
Although there is no universally agreed upon definition for the reversal of type 2 diabetes, Diversa uses HbA1c to assist in defining diabetes and pre-diabetes reversal.
Type 2 diabetes reversal is when a patient who previously had an HbA1c in the diabetic range (>6.5%) returning an HbA1c in the non-diabetic range (<6.4%) (along with the absence of medications used to manage diabetes). Pre-diabetes reversal is when a patient who previously had an HbA1c in the pre-diabetic range (5.7-6.4%) returning an HbA1c to the non pre-diabetic range (less than 5.7%).
It is important to recognise that although not everybody may be able to completely reverse type 2 diabetes, partial reversal, the reduction of medication dosages, along with the simultaneous lowering of HbA1c, will unquestionably achieve a better quality of life and improve health outcomes for those living with type 2 diabetes.
Want to know more?
Our expert team is ready to answer any questions you may have.