Scientists reveal the diet that gets rid of diabetes

What if one diet change could spell the end of your diabetes? Would you try it? Well, it looks like

What if one diet change could spell the end of your diabetes? Would you try it? Well, it looks like there might be an answer, and scientists have had great results in recent studies…

According to a new global Preview study, a collaboration of eight countries that teamed up to figure out the best way to deal with type 2 diabetes has found the answer: a crash diet.

For the study, 2,300 people with prediabetes followed an 800-calorie diet of soups and shakes for eight weeks. They also engaged in regular exercise.

The participants lost an average of 10.4kg — 10.8 per cent of their body weight — during the eight weeks.

A March 2016 study at Britain’s Newcastle University also found that losing 10 per cent of body weight slashed the risk of Type 2 diabetes by up to 90 per cent.

The study, which was published in Diabetes Care, found that many people who underwent a crash diet for eight weeks could stop their diabetes in its tracks. And if they maintained their weight loss, they remained free of the condition. Even patients who had been diagnosed with diabetes for 10 years were able to reverse the disease.

“What we have shown is that it is possible to reverse your diabetes, even if you have had the condition for a long time, up to around 10 years,” said Newcastle professor and study leader Roy Taylor.

“If you have had the diagnosis for longer than that, then don’t give up hope – major improvement in blood sugar control is possible.

“The study also answered the question that people often ask me — if I lose the weight and keep the weight off, will I stay free of diabetes? The simple answer is yes!”

“The bottom line is that if a person really wants to get rid of their Type 2 diabetes, they can lose weight, keep it off and return to normal.

“This is good news for people who are very motivated to get rid of their diabetes.”

More than 1 million Australians have diabetes.

Tell us, would you try a diet like this?

  1. Colleen Wells  

    I would try it. Where do you go to get the details of what to eat?

  2. Anita Del Rosario  

    We would like to try, were we can found the details and diet.
    Thank you.

  3. Hans  

    It shows that a wrong diet is the cause of diabetes. A diet high in animal protein, animal fats, animal juices like milk not only cause diabetes, it also is the cause of heart disease, mental health problems, cancer, and lots more (see It is unusual, and unhealthy to continue suckling after weaning and even more unhealthy to suckle from animals as adults. You don’t see giraffe suckling from elephants? Or bear from deer? Cow from horse? If you are adamant you want to suckle from animals pick on a smaller variety like cat, dog, rat, wombat or kangaroo.

  4. noel pascoe  

    this article is an eye opener. It cries out to be followed up with specifics of the diet. Please do t hat.

    • Thanks for that link, Elaine. I don’t have diabetes but have trouble losing weight, so this might help!

    • Boosan  

      Elaine, Thank You for putting that info up. I have looked at it very thoroughly and will be talking to my wonderful doctor about it. I have had type 2 for at least 10 years and have already suffered a stroke and are now faced with a huge problem of neuropathic pain in my feet and lower legs. Hopefully onwards and upwards.

  5. David Petersen  

    I would love to try it. I have a family history of diabetes

  6. How many of the 2300 study participants managed to sustain their weight loss. Few people can increase their calorie consumption after a crash diet and maintain weight loss. This programme is contrary to other nutritional research which advises against crash diets.

    • It is not a “crash” diet in the usual sense. It is basically a modified Mediterranean diet based on healthy fresh foods – but with minimal sugars and carbs (pasta, bread, potatoes, rice, cool drinks, juices). For example – full fat yoghurt, eggs, meat, fish, nuts, coconut, legumes, chick peas, and “good” oils are allowed. The “5:2” version involves calorie restriction (less than 800 calories) on two non-consecutive days each week.

  7. Julie-Anne  

    Yeah, right…..
    I’m sure this would’ve been thought of a long time ago if it’s correct….
    Sounds a tad incredulous to me, so I’ll stay with medications as my Dr has prescribed.
    At least I know THEY work!

    • Hans  

      This is like saying; ‘My diabetes is caused by a lack of drugs’? The medical system’s answer for all ails.
      A pill for every ill!

  8. Maggi  

    It would have been better if the link was in the article. Or is this one of those reports that says at the end “This will available in 5-10 years time”

  9. See Dr. Michael Mosley’s book and You tube information, diet, and recipes under “The Eight Week Blood Sugar Diet”. He also has a facebook page and webpage with recipes, support etc.

    Also see his “5:2 Fast Diet” (two days restricted – but not nil – calories per week). The Women’s Weekly has also published a $5 mini cookbook “Fast Diet” based on these concepts (available in newsagents).

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