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Reversing Type 2 Diabetes with Diet

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Diabetes is the second leading cause of death in South Africa, and among the top leading causes of death globally. From surgical wards to obstetric wards, you are guaranteed to encounter it. Traditionally, the role of type 2 diabetes management is to control glucose and prevent complications from developing, but recent evidence suggests that remission should be the primary goal. In this webinar, you will hear about the latest research regarding type 2 diabetes remission, the criteria for remission, which diets are the most effective at managing diabetes and practical considerations to be mindful of when deprescribing diabetes treatment.

Webinar title: Reversing Type 2 Diabetes with Diet

Speaker: Dr. Roxanne Becker (General Practitioner)

Dr. Roxie Becker graduated from the University of Cape Town with an MBChB, cum laude, in 2018. She is the SALMA Vice-President and holds a diploma in Lifestyle Medicine and a certification in plant-based nutrition. She is a clinical researcher and educator at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington DC, where she is involved in diabetes research. She is passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle to prevent the unnecessary suffering associated with many chronic diseases we see today.


  • Understand the criteria for diabetes remission
  • Understand dietary risk factors for type 2 diabetes
  • Understand the cause of insulin resistance
  • Understand the evidence behind different dietary approaches to achieving remission, including a low-calorie diet, a low-carb diet, and a plant-based diet

Date: Thursday, 24th of August 2023

Time: 3 pm Central Africa Time (CAT)

Duration: 1 hour

CPD Points: 1