Remission of diabetes is defined as normal fasting sugar below 100 and two hour post-prandial sugar of l40 or less of all medications. I have had several patients achieve this goal through vigorous weight loss of 5 to 7% as well as exercise. The key is weight loss as this reduces insulin resistance which is one of causes of type 2 diabetes, the other being pancreatic beta cell decrease in insulin secretion. The key is weight loss. Speak to your physician about seeing a nutritionist.
I would just like to mention, The Diabetes Prevention Program Study which studied prediabetic patients found that those who reduced weight by the above amounts had a much lower rate of developing diabetes; about 58%. Ten years later, those patients who continued their diet and exercise showed a continued reduction in progression to diabetes.
Marvin A. Leder, MD, FACP, FACE