Type 2 diabetes remission:

Different journeys, same destination

Professor Denise Robertson RNutr, Dr Caroline Childs

Tuesday 13 September 20:00–21:00 BST

Season 4


It is estimated that around 13.6 million people are now at increased risk of type 2 diabetes in the UK. But evidence shows that for some people, type 2 diabetes may no longer be considered a progressive condition and remission is possible.

The evidence for dietary strategies to achieve this goal is gaining momentum but what do we currently know and where are the knowledge gaps? We know that no one nutritional intervention will work in 100% of people, so it is important to have many tools in the toolkit.

In this Journal Club session, we’ll be appraising a recently published narrative review exploring the different dietary strategies for type 2 diabetes remission.

Watch this webinar to

Gain clear understanding of:
  • Current definitions of diabetes remission and low carbohydrate diets
  • Difference between narrative and systematic review
  • The interdependence of weight-loss and type 2 diabetes remission
Be aware of:
  • Different approaches to weight loss
  • The results of some of the most recent large weight-loss/low-carbohydrate intervention trials
  • Inter-individual responses to nutritional and weight-loss interventions
  • Individual adherence to a diet is the biggest predictor of its success
Be able to:
  • Identify limitations in published research
  • Critically appraise research methodology


Expert speaker

Professor Denise Robertson RNutr
Professor of Nutritional Physiology, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Surrey


Denise Robertson’s research interests involve the complex interplay between the gastrointestinal tract and whole-body physiology, in both health and diseased states – with the gut now implicated as both the cause and treatment for many conditions such as obesity and type 2 diabetes.


Paper reference

This session discusses the paper: Brown, A, McArdle, P, Taplin, J, Unwin, D, Unwin, J, Deakin, T, et al. Dietary strategies for remission of type 2 diabetes: a narrative review. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2022; 35: 165– 178. https://doi.org/10.1111/jhn.12938

About Journal Club Chair, Dr Caroline Childs

Each Journal Club session is chaired by Dr Caroline Childs, Nutrition and Metabolism subject lead in Medicine at the University of Southampton. She received student-nominated awards for ‘most engaging lecturer’ and ‘best pastoral support’ and a colleague-nominated award for teaching excellence. Dr Childs is a Nutrition Society Ambassador and a South East Regional Representative for the Association for Nutrition.

As she says, “Developing skills in critical appraisal is an essential part of being a competent nutrition professional – whether you’re a dietitian, nutritionist or health professional specialising in nutrition.”


Nutrition research reported in the media often highlights mixed or contradictory results between studies. So, as a nutrition professional, how can you ensure you use the strongest available evidence to inform your practice?


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