Primary care-led weight management for remission of type 2 diabetes (DiRECT): an open-label, cluster-randomised trial

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Prof Michael EJ Lean, Wilma S Leslie, Alison C Barnes, Naomi Brosnahan, George Thom, Louise McCombie, Carl Peters, Sviatlana Zhyzhneuskaya, Ahmad Al-Mrabeh, Kieren G Hollingsworth, Angela M Rodrigues, Lucia Rehackova, Prof Ashley J Adamson, Prof Falko F Sniehotta, Prof John C Mathers, Hazel M Ross, Yvonne McIlvenna, Renae Stefanetti, Prof Michael Trenell, Paul Welsh, Sharon Kean, Prof Ian Ford, Alex McConnachie, Prof Naveed Sattar, Prof Roy Taylor

The Lancet. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)33102-1

The DiRECT study, led by Newcastle University has found that almost half of the patients with Type 2 diabetes supported by their GPs on a weight loss programme were able to reverse their diabetes in a year.

This study was funded by Diabetes UK and has also received attention in the mainstream media, highlighting the quality research that takes place in our region.