Type 2 Diabetes

According to the Australian institute of health and welfare, around 1.3 million people were newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes between 2000 and 2020 in Australia. Type 2 Diabetes is on a continuous increase and diagnoses are becoming more prevalent even in younger age groups. This is the real pandemic.

Type 2 diabetes has long been identified as an incurable and progressive chronic condition which will ultimately require more medications and insulin injections…This is false.

The evidence is clear that type 2 diabetes reversal/remission is achievable [1-4]. In fact, we have evidence of type 2 diabetes remission via exercise and diet, dating back to 1991 [5].

Despite mounting evidence that reversal/remission is possible, achieving reversal/remission is not often promoted by our health-care system and government. In fact, reversal is not even a goal in diabetes guidelines at all. The current standard of care (medications without lifestyle change) is failing. The standard of care is the reason why type 2 diabetes is a “progressive condition” and there is scientific evidence to back this [2].

Although genetics play a role in the cause of type 2 diabetes, lifestyle factors like an unhealthy diet and low levels of physical activity play an even BIGGER role in the cause of type 2 diabetes. Therefore, changing your lifestyle, via the addition of exercise and a healthy diabetic-friendly diet (such as a low carbohydrate and high protein diet) can result in diabetes remission/reversal.

At Sydney Exercise Medicine, we aim for type 2 diabetes remission and/or improved glycaemic control. We do this via lifestyle changes, education, and the addition of specific types of exercise prescription.

Sydney Exercise Medicine wants to shift the paradigm behind diabetes and offer the most up-to date scientific backed care, treatment, and education to assist you in beating diabetes.

.1. Ades, P.A., et al., Remission of recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus with weight loss and exercise. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev, 2015. 35(3): p. 193-7.

2. Athinarayanan, S.J., et al., Long-Term Effects of a Novel Continuous Remote Care Intervention Including Nutritional Ketosis for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes: A 2-Year Non-randomized Clinical Trial. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 2019. 10.

3. Hallberg, S.J., et al., Effectiveness and Safety of a Novel Care Model for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes at 1 Year: An Open-Label, Non-Randomized, Controlled Study. Diabetes Therapy, 2018. 9(2): p. 583-612.

4. Taylor, R., et al., Nutritional basis of type 2 diabetes remission. BMJ, 2021. 374: p. n1449.

5. Eriksson, K.F. and F. Lindgärde, Prevention of Type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus by diet and physical exercise The 6-year Malmö feasibility study. Diabetologia, 1991. 34(12): p. 891-898.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to learn more about Sydney Exercise Medicine’s Type 2 Diabetes Road to Remission program.