In the UK - type 2 diabetes now affects between 5-10% of the population - and accounts for around 10% of our total NHS budget. For the individuals affected, treatments are effective at helping control glucose levels - however, the sequela associated with the disease - vascular problems, and a life expectancy that’s 6 years shorter - are still an issue.
However, for some, remission seems to be a possibility.
To discuss we’re joined by Mike Lean, professor of human nutrition at the university if Glasgow, and co-author of an analysis, published on bmj.com, which impels doctors to make sure that type to diabetes remission is coded properly.
Read the full analysis: http://www.bmj.com/content/358/bmj.j4030
Original video: https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/diabetes-remission-treating-blood-glucose-when-the-disease-process-is-to-do-with-body-fat
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