I am writing regarding the recently published Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines special articles “Remission of Type 2 Diabetes” (
2) and “Remission of type 2 diabetes: User’s guide” (
- Jin S.
- Bajaj H.S.
- Brazeau A.-S.
- et al.
Remission of type 2 diabetes: User’s guide.
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1). I see these articles as an acknowledgment from the mainstream medical community that it is indeed possible to normalize blood sugars for an uncertain timespan after a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. I also applaud the authors’ sincere efforts at recognizing the limitations of these approaches. I was heartened to read that the psychological impacts of weight stigma and “failure” to achieve remission were given significant attention in these articles. However, as a dietitian who works with patients with diabetes, I do not agree with the Grade A Level 1A recommendation for diabetes remission through weight loss using temporary, extremely low-calorie diets.
- MacKay D.
- Chan C.
- Dasgupta K.
- et al.
Remission of type 2 diabetes.
Can J Diabetes. 2022; 46: 753-761
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- Remission of type 2 diabetes.Can J Diabetes. 2022; 46: 753-761
- Remission of type 2 diabetes: User’s guide.Can J Diabetes. 2022; 46: 762-774
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Published online: February 23, 2023
Accepted: February 17, 2023
Received: February 13, 2023
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