Based on the evidence from clinical trials weight loss (typically 15 kg or greater) is the main driver and predictor of remission.Dietary strategies for remission of type 2 diabetes: A narrative review — https://doi.org/10.1111/jhn.12938
A weight loss program can lead to type 2 diabetes remission, even in individuals with a normal body mass index (BMI), via loss of body fat, particularly in the liver and pancreas, shows a UK study.Type 2 Diabetes Remission Possible For Those With Lower BMI — https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/971599?src=rss#vp_1
The title of this post is a direct quote from an Endocrinologist who at the time was practicing in Dallas Texas. I asked if he had any advice for me to reduce my risk of developing diabetes.
“Stay as thin as you can as long as you can.”
These words have stuck with me ever since.