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The objective of this Expert Consensus Statement is to assist clinicians in achieving remission of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in adults using diet as a primary intervention.
Using a modified Delphi process, panel members expressed levels of agreement with the statements, resulting in classification as consensus, near-consensus, or non-consensus. Results. After three iterations of the Delphi survey, 69 statements met the criteria for consensus, five for near consensus, and 60 for no consensus. Consensus was reached on several key issues: (a) Remission of T2D requires achieving, for a specified minimum time, normal glycemic measures, defined as HbA1c <6.5% and normal fasting blood glucose with no metabolic surgical interventions, endoscopic weight-loss devices, or active pharmacologic therapy for the specific purpose of lowering blood glucose; (b) Diet as a primary intervention for T2D can achieve remission in many adults with T2D and is related to the intensity of the intervention; and (c) Diet as a primary intervention for T2D is most effective in achieving remission when emphasizing whole, plant-based foods with minimal consumption of meat and other animal products.
Clinicians can use these statements to improve quality of care, inform policy and protocols, and identify areas of uncertainty.
- Define the criteria for type 2 diabetes (T2D) remission
- Describe key dietary intervention features to induce T2D remission
- Identify weight loss targets to use in helping patients achieve T2D remission
- Identify appropriate labs to gauge the likelihood of T2D remission
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