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There is no exact agreement on the specifics of this definition mainly because diabetes research is done all over the world and slightly different measurements of blood glucose are recorded. Thus the data in most of Europe is generated according to World Health Organisation guidelines and data in America from the American Diabetes Association. Generally it is reasonable to base our remission knowledge on the WHO and ADA guidelines for the diagnosis of diabetes and pre-diabetes.

This means that a remission is defined as a fasting glucose levels of less than 6 mmol/l, a normal glucose tolerance test result and an HbA1c level within the normal reference range. When comparing remission rates it is important to be aware of the differences in the definition of remission used by different groups in their studies.

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