Reversing Type 2 Diabetes with Diet

Contrary to the common belief that type 2 diabetes (T2) is a lifelong, ever-worsening progressive and chronic condition, the disease can be “reversed,” sustainably, through changes in diet alone. This website aims to educate healthcare practitioners and patients on how to use a very low-carbohydrate (ketogenic) diet to safely and sustainably reverse T2 diabetes.

Why Reversal?

Although diabetes experts prefer to use the term “remission” to refer to how type 2 diabetes can swivel into reverse, this website uses the term “reversal” to reflect the fact that remission can be permanent, so long as carbohydrates continue to be restricted. Also, “reversal” is a more hopeful term. For this reason, “reversal,” was promoted by the late Dr. Sarah Hallberg (1971-2022), a pioneer in the field of diabetes research and patient care, who inspired this website.

An Intro to Diabetes Reversal

For an introduction to this topic, see Dr. Hallberg’sTEDx talk,

which has now been viewed 11M times.

sarah hallberg

Free online course:

This course explains both why people get type 2 diabetes and the evidence-based options for reversal. The course also includes practical tips and tools from two doctors on how patients and providers can reverse type 2. The full course is 4.5 hours, but you can also select just some of the videos to watch. We hope to provide CME credits for this course in the near future.

Welcome and Introduction
Nina Teicholz, PhD & Ron Krauss, MD
Definition & Pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes
Ben Bikman, PhD
What Do We Mean by T2DM Reversal?
Nina Teicholz, PhD; Sarah Hallberg, DO, MS
Metabolic Basis for Low-carbohydrate and Ketogenic Diets
Jeff Volek, PhD
Clinical Trial Evidence for Type 2 Diabetes Reversal Through Dietary Approaches
Laura Saslow, PhD
Practical Approaches to Implement and Maintain a Low-Carbohydrate Diet
Tony Hampton, MD; Ronesh Sinha, MD
Patient Cases, Panel Discussion, and Audience Q&A
Moderators: Nina Teicholz, PhD & Ron Krauss, MD
Panelists: All faculty

Once you have completed the course, the button below will take you to a form you must fill out in order to receive CME credit.