The International Diabetes Remission Registry (IDRR) is a research study of people (18 years or older) that have achieved diabetes remission. What is Diabetes Remission? when a person with diabetes is able to bring their blood glucose to normal levels it is said to be in remission. Although it is still considered rare, it is happening at higher rates.
Scientifically, a person goes into diabetes remission when the following conditions are fulfilled [1,2]:
- Had a diagnosis of diabetes
- Fasting Serum Glucose (FSG) is less than 100 mg/ml (5.6mmol/l)
- HbA1c is less than 6.0% (42mmol/dL)
- There is no active hypoglycemic therapy (either pharmacological or surgical)
We define three levels of remission:
- Initial. When the conditions are fulfilled for three months
- Complete. When the conditions are fulfilled for one year
- Operational cure. When the conditions are fulfilled for five years or more
1. Buse JB, Caprio S, Cefalu WT, Ceriello A, Del Prato S, Inzucchi SE, et al. How do we define cure of diabetes? Diabetes Care. 2009 Nov;32(11):2133–5.
2. World Health Organization (WHO). Global Report on Diabetes 2016 [Internet]. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2016. Available from: http://www.who.int/diabetes/global-report/en/
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About the IDRR
The International Diabetes Remission Registry is a scientific research project started on Nov 14, 2016, the World Diabetes Day. It is a project about diabetes made by researchers with diabetes.
Unlike other research projects, that study how diabetes develops and progresses, this project focuses on studying how diabetes is reversed and sent into remission. Methodologically, this approach is important because there is no warranty that by studying the causal mechanisms that generate the disease we will find the mechanisms that reverse it. Specifically, we aim to provide a detailed protocol for medical nutritional and medical physical therapy for diabetes remission.
The project is currently hosted by the School of High Studies of Ravensburg-Weingarten in Germany.
The IDRR scientific team is comprised of a founding team and a scientific research committee from Germany, North America and India.
THE FOUNDING TEAM
Ms Nutrition, PHDr (c) in Behavioral Design
Axel Olaf Kern
Professor, Health Economics and Policy