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Letters Beating type 2 diabetes into remission

Hunger can be the driving force behind “relapse” of type 2 diabetes

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 13 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4728
  1. David Marjot, retired consultant psychiatrist
  1. Weybridge KT13 8NF, UK
  1. postmaster{at}

McCombie and colleagues discuss the remission of type 2 diabetes.1 When I was given the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes about five years ago, I decided to lose weight by dieting.

I lost 13 kg and now stay between 71 kg and 72 kg. My BMI is 24.3. My blood pressure has only once reached …

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