Reverse Diabetes2 Now is a lifestyle treatment for people with type 2 diabetes, developed by Voeding Leeft. Using nutrition, exercise, sleep and relaxation as therapy, the 6 month programme aims to reduce medication intake, improve blood values (HbA1c) and give people a better quality of life. In Autumn 2019 the first groups started in Hong Kong. Check this 3 minute video to see our approach.

Scientific results after 12 months*

92% of participants fully or partially reversed their type 2 diabetes

Participant review score: 8,8

30% no longer use diabetes medication

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Hanno Pijl – Professor of Diabetology LUMC (University of Leiden, The Netherlands)

Where and when

Programme dates and locations

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NEWS: Published in the British Medical Journal

Luca (33yrs old) participant of Reverse Diabetes2 Now

Luca (33yrs old) – Participant Reverse Diabetes2 Now tells about how the programme changed his life and the possibility to have children again.


“Also the Turkish cuisine could do with less carbohydrates. My family loves it too.”


“My employer in public transport has adjusted my schedule in such a way that there is barely any irregularity left in my working hours.”

New lifestyle programme shows possibility of reversal of type 2 diabetes

In a study published on 14th May 2019, in the BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health journal, scientists at the Louis Bolk Institute in the Netherlands have released the results of their investigation of a six-month pilot programme providing intensive support to reverse type 2 diabetes.  The programme includes nutrition and lifestyle support, a digital coaching and education platform, physician-guided medication management and hands-on cookery classes.

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Martijn van Beek
Founder and director Voeding Leeft
"Type 2 diabetes is a growing problem across the globe, with over 425 million people suffering from the disease. Voeding Leeft, initiator of the Reverse Diabetes2 Now program, has been approached by several hospitals and insurance companies in Hong Kong to run the programme, helping to find a way to reverse the diabetes trend globally through lifestyle. The first group started in October 2019."

*Data from The Netherlands programme 2017-2019. Source: Research institute Louis Bolk report “4th intermediate results of Keer Diabetes2 Om”. Scientific research measuring the effect of the Reverse Diabetes2 Now programme of Voeding Leeft in The Netherlands, together with health Insurance partner VGZ. Publication in preparation. The report is based on participants from whom data is available. Because of loss to follow up and the stepped care model, the number of results per datapoint may vary.