Type 2 diabetes: Can you reverse the condition? New treatment hailed as ‘promising’ TYPE 2 diabetes is regarded as a lifelong condition, but with certain lifestyle changes, the condition can be controlled. But is it possible to put the condition into remission? New evidence has suggested this may be possible. PUBLISHED: 07:50, Thu, Aug 8, 2019 | UPDATED: 08:07, Thu, Aug 8, 2019 0 Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition with over four million people in the UK living with it. Most treat their type 2 diabetes with medication, diet and exercise. But some people may be able to stop taking medication and put their diabetes into remission, according to new research.