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Low-calorie diet reversed diabetes in half of patients, study finds

A low-calorie diet can reverse type 2 diabetes and save the lives of millions of sufferers of the preventable condition, research suggests.

Eating between 825 and 850 calories a day for three to five months put the disease into remission in almost half of patients in a new study, according to the Daily Mail.

The Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT), published in the Lancet, looked at almost 300 adults aged 20 to 65 who had been diagnosed with the disease in the past six years.

It showed that participants, who were instructed to slowly reintroduce more food, after one year had lost an average of 10kg, and half had maintained remission without antidiabetic medications.

The researchers argue that their findings show that while bariatric surgery can achieve remission for a large number of diabetics, this “expensive and risky” method is not necessary as diet and exercise alone is “feasible”.

Diabetics should start the plan early

Another expert, who was not involved in the study, said diabetic patients are best to start a reversal diet when they are first diagnosed and their motivation is high.

“The trial is ongoing so that we can understand the long-term effects of an approach like this. It’s very important that anyone living with type 2 diabetes considering losing weight in this way seeks support and advice from a healthcare professional.” 

Source : Dailymail

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DietSensor is the best nutritional solution to help manage diabetes. The solution comes complete with a mobile app for nutritional planning and tracking, a pocket-sized scanner, and a smart scale.  With DietSensor, you can measure carbohydrate counts more accurately to better judge how much insulin to use.

  • DietSensor Mobile App:  The mobile app will assist you with nutritional planning and tracking.
  • Access to Food Database: DietSensor has created one of the world’s largest food databases that you can access to help plan your daily meals.
  • SCiO Scanner:   The device scans your foods and drinks to give accurate fat, carbs, protein, alcohol and calorie counts, in seconds.
  • Smart Scale:  With the smart scale, you can more accurately measure portion sizes.

Easy to Implement Nutritional Recommendations

Eating the right amount of nutrients is essential to maintaining a healthy weight and to help avoid many health problems.

Did you know that 45-55% of your daily calorie intake should come from carbohydrates? Should that lipid represent 30-35%?  And proteins 10-20%?

Key Benefits:

  • Count Calories and Nutrients: The DietSensor mobile app counts calories and nutrients and lets you know how much of each you have available for your next meal.
  • Personalized for You: Everything is personalized to your health profile and weight loss goal. The data relies on scientific evidence and avoids marketing diets that can be harmful.
  • Quick and Easy: In less than 4 clicks, you can compose a balanced meal, guided by our Food Suggestions tool.

Nutritional recommendations are calculated for your profile in real time and translated into compatible food suggestions.  The DietSensor Food Suggestions tool makes it possible to treat yourself while meeting your goals.  Meal planning is made easy by DietSensor.

Client Testimonial: 

“The DietSensor mobile app helped me to reduce the portion sizes wisely to maintain healthy eating habits. Compared to other apps I have used before, the results I obtained with DietSensor are incredible. As a diabetic, it is very difficult for me to lose weight because low-calorie diet often leads to hypoglycemia. Using DietSensor’s ‘Nutritional Coach’, I lost 3,5 kg in a few weeks with less blood sugar alerts.”

By using these simple tips, you can learn how to create a varied, healthy diet that is as good for your mind as it is for your body!


DietSensor is an innovative nutritional tracking tool for chronic disease management, weight loss, and overall health and wellness.   The solution comes with a mobile app and personalized coaching that helps individuals better manage their nutrition by providing accurate and easily accessible nutritional support.  With the mobile app and coach, you can create a personalized nutrition plan comprised of meal plans and targeted macro nutrient intake goals.

DietSensor connects to both the SCiO food scanner and Bluetooth digital scale, both optional devices. The smart scale weighs food portions and sends the information directly to your mobile application for accurate food tracking. With the pocketsize SCiO scanner, you can scan your food for accurate carbohydrate, protein, and lipid amounts.

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