Newcastle University Led Trial Reveals Diabetes Remission Can Restore Pancreas Function

Mar 9, 2019 | Diabetes Type 2, Pancreas

The Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT) explored the link between remission and the function of beta cells in the pancreas. Led by University of Newcastle’s Professor Roy Taylor, the study revealed that the insulin-producing capacity of the pancreas was restored to normal levels—similar to those individuals who have never had type 2 diabetes. Moreover, it was found that the speed at which beta cells responded to glucose improved gradually over the first-year post remission—it remained during the second year of the study.

Lead Research/Investigator

Professor Roy Taylor, Director of Newcastle University’s Magnetic Resonance Centre


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