The Incidence and Patterns of Care of Remission in Type 2 Diabetes

It is often assumed that type 2 diabetes is a chronic, progressive disease and that once medical therapy is initiated patients require treatment indefinitely. However, many clinicians encounter anecdotal cases of patients who have been effectively “cured” of diabetes—namely who achieve normal glycemia without requiring ongoing medical therapy—and increasingly the literature contains reports of remission from clinical trials, particularly after bariatric/metabolic surgery. Using the Kaiser Permanente Diabetes Registry we examine incidence and patterns of care of remission in type 2 diabetes in the general population.

Principal Investigators:
Elbert S. Huang, MD, MPH
Andy Karter, Kaiser Permanente
Howard Moffet, Kaiser Permanente
Co-investigator: Shantanu Nundy, MD

Funding Source:
NIDDK RO1 DK081796-01A1