GP low-carb intervention shows 77% diabetes remission

6th January 2023 by NASGP

GP low-carb intervention shows 77% diabetes remission

A new GP study into diabetes interventions showed success for patients in the year after a diabetes diagnosis, Pulse reports.

GPs in Southport who ran a 2013-2021 study just published their results in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health.

Some 77% of patients who’d had diabetes for less than a year achieved remission, and the study found that advice and ongoing guidance can achieve improved diabetic control for 97% of those interested in the approach, sustained for an average of 33 months.

Over a million people have poorly-controlled type 2 diabetes with a HbA1c >58 mmol/mol, researchers for the National Diabetes Audit 2020-2021 release reported.

Dr Richard Fieldhouse, NASGP chair, said: “It’s always great to see research coming out of general practice, especially when its implementation can have such a positive impact on patients, and benefit the NHS too.

“For those of us working as GP locums, we’re in the unique position of being able to bring fresh perspectives to a patient’s management and spread best practice like this between different GP practices.”

Read clinical updates for GPs on diabetes, including Nice updates from 2022, on nasgp.org.uk.

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