Weight loss with Waistaway can force type 2 diabetes into remission.
Type 2 diabetes is often described as a lifestyle disease. The majority of type 2 diabetes sufferers can put their condition almost entirely down to carrying excess weight. Weight loss is therefore an excellent method of preventing type 2 diabetes.
By maintaining body weight at a healthy BMI, normally 20 to 25, or at worst below the 30+ BMI associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes will largely be prevented.
Waistaway Sure Plan
The Waistaway Sure plan uses a very different approach to many diets.
It is true that weight loss, using traditional dieting methods, can in time help with blood glucose control but in truth many people simply do not succeed on losing enough weight to gain full control over their blood glucose levels.
Waistaway Sure uses the NewWeigh Pharmacy Programme, a specially designed Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD), whereby all conventional foods are replaced by nutritionally complete formula foods.
This strict diet not only allows the dieter to regain control over food habits (food addiction), lifestyle, etc, but the combination of very low calorie intake and a mild dietary ketosis also naturally leads to the normalisation of blood sugars.
The anti-diabetic medication is therefore unnecessary when using this dieting approach with type 2 diabetes. It is important to not have any medication that could easily force the blood sugars too low. The diet will be replacing the role of the diabetic medications within the first week of the diet plan.
A type 2 diabetic, so long as they haven’t escalated to needing insulin injections, can follow the Waistaway Sure plan using NewWeigh. Before doing so we would need to talk to the GP to explain the science behind NewWeigh. So long as the GP understands and is willing to offer support, they must agree in writing allowing the patient to stop taking the diabetic medications on day 1 of the weight loss phase and throughout the course of the diet.
It is essential that you do not stop taking your diabetic medications without the consent of your GP and our pharmacist, Gareth Evans MRPharmS.
The insulin resistance will likely decrease, and insulin sensitivity increase with weight loss to such an extent that full type 2 diabetes remission will occur, So long as the weight loss is maintained it is highly likely that the type 2 diabetes will be “cured”.
Regaining the weight will more than likely allow the type 2 diabetes to return so it is essential that the whole process is followed including the Waistaway Flex plan for long term weight maintenance.