SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS

Remissions are possible

Weight-loss powders, so-called formula diets, help reduce weight quickly. Clinical studies have shown that these can be used successfully with type 2 diabetes and that the symptoms can even disappear permanently. In such cases, the medical profession talks of clinical remission.

Self-monitoring of blood glucose level: control mechanism and motivational engine

The body’s sugar metabolism is impaired in diabetics. Possibly permanently. However, if those affected monitor their blood regularly and adhere strictly to their doctor’s advice, it is usually possible to get the metabolism back to normal.

Lifestyle intervention program trial: a more successful alternative to medication-only therapy

According to a study of type 2 diabetics, medical telemarketing coupled with a change in eating habits can help them reduce their blood glucose and – a pleasant side-effect – lose weight.

Replacing meals with Almased is also beneficial for diabetics

Overweight type 2 diabetics with a high level of insulin resistance can reduce their insulin requirement and their blood glucose (HbA1c), and lose weight, using Almased’s meal replacement product Vitalkost, which is low in calories and rich in protein. That is the result of a preclinical trial carried out by the West-German Centre of Diabetes and Health (WGDZ) of the Association of Catholic Hospitals Dusseldorf (VKKD).

My Health - Diabetes as an Opportunity for a New Start

Professor Stephan Martin, Senior Consultant for Diabetology and Director at the West-German Diabetes Clinic and Health Centre (WDGZ), in an interview with My Health broadcast by RTL on 25 April 2016.

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