A GROUNDBREAKING TYPE 2 DIABETES REVERSAL PROGRAM

Everyone has a different experience with diabetes. Interested in addressing the root causes of your condition? Achieve your goals with the Ancora Diabetes2Doorbreken program.

Join us on a personal journey to control your type 2 diabetes using the power of lifestyle as medicine. Register for your chance to be part of a free, 24-week pilot program.

Personal action plan based on what is causing your diabetes ​

Expert health and lifestyle advice in collaboration with your primary care ​

Group support, individual coaching

Progress tracking through smart tools/wearable tech​

TNO-aligned methodology​

For participants, the costs of taking part in the pilot are expected to be fully covered by our research partners, meaning no costs to you.

Discover how Diabetes2Doorbreken founder Wim Tilburgs lost 40 kilos and reversed his diabetes!

A ‘360 DEGREE’ APPROACH TO DIABETES REVERSAL

Type 2 diabetes is not one-size-fits all. From excess weight to unhealthy lifestyles, the condition arises from many different factors. To reveal what is triggering your diabetes, we measure your body’s response to sugar (glucose) while we also examine your DNA, lifestyle, diet and mental health. The result? A personal action plan for you to control your condition.

Data

We track a wide range of indicators including your DNA, weight, blood sugars, activity habits, sleep and more.

Insights

You get an online dashboard with daily updates and tips to help you lose weight and change your lifestyle.

Guidance

Our health coaches, diabetes doctors and an online community stand ready to motivate you to succeed.

A ‘360 DEGREE’ APPROACH TO DIABETES REVERSAL

Type 2 diabetes is not one-size-fits all. From excess weight to unhealthy lifestyles, the condition arises from many different factors. To reveal what is triggering your diabetes, we measure your body’s response to sugar (glucose) while we also examine your DNA, lifestyle, diet and mental health. The result? A personal action plan for you to control your condition.

Data

We track a wide range of indicators including your DNA, weight, blood sugars, activity habits, sleep and more.

Insights

You get an online dashboard with daily updates and tips to help you lose weight and change your lifestyle.

Guidance

Our health coaches, diabetes doctors and an online community stand ready to motivate you to succeed.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN THE PLANNED PILOT PROGRAM

We expect to start the pilot in summer 2021, with 500 type 2 diabetics taking part. The program is planned to run for approximately six months, subject to confirmation and funding from all partners involved in the study.

 

Meet our partners

Non-profit organization devoted to changing healthcare.

Dutch organization for applied scientific research.

MEET OUR SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD

Our advisors review our methodology and help us refine it based on the latest scientific insights.

Bert van Essen
Dr. Bert van Essen

Dr. Bert van Essen is a sports doctor with 20 years of experience in sports coaching. He specializes in the treatment of complex musculoskeletal problems for professional and recreational athletes. He is a firm believer in open communication with people so that they feel equipped to take action. He has 20 years of experience in sports coaching at national football clubs, and is currently head of medical staff for the NAC Breda football club.

Bruce Wolffenbuttel
Prof. Dr. Bruce Wolffenbuttel

Dr. Bruce Wolffenbuttel is an expert in endocrinology, metabolic diseases and diabetes at the University of Groningen. Previously, he was scientific director of the Netherlands LifeLines population study, investigating the genetic and environmental factors behind why some people age more healthily than others. Dr. Wolffenbuttel has published extensive research into biobanking, endocrinology, diabetes and IT solutions in healthcare. He is currently secretary for the Dutch Society for Endocrinology and is a member of the Dutch Journal of Diabetology’s editorial board.

Hanno Pijl
Prof. Dr. Hanno Pijl

Dr. Hanno Pijl is a professor of diabetology at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). As a strong supporter of people managing their health proactively, he is currently co-chairing LUMC’s joint effort to set up an innovation center focusing on lifestyle changes that will boost people’s health. Throughout his academic career, Prof. Dr. Pijl has co-authored more than 250 research papers, primarily 
covering obesity and type 2 diabetes. He has also collaborated in shaping government policy on nutrition as a member of the Dutch Health Council’s advisory committee.

Jaap Seidell
Prof. Jaap Seidell

Prof. Jaap Seidell is a professor of nutrition and health at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam. As an expert on nutrition, he dedicates most of his research efforts to the causes and consequences of obesity, focusing on how people can prevent excess body fat and manage their weight. Prof. Seidell regularly contributes to research initiatives for government agencies, NGOs, food-industry organizations and the media. Next to that, he is a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Richard Verheesen
Dr. Richard Verheesen

Dr. Richard Verheesen is an expert in rheumatology and has practiced at Máxima MC, a leading medical center in the south east of The Netherlands, for over 15 years. In recent years, his attention has shifted to the organizational side of healthcare alongside rheumatology. Dr. Verheesen believes good care can only be achieved through good organization focusing on the needs of people. He is a firm advocate of shifting the paradigm of healthcare towards predictive prevention, as people’s nutrition and lifestyle play such an important role in defining their health.

Tamara de Weijer
Dr. Tamara de Weijer

Dr. Tamara de Weijer is a general practitioner. She is a firm advocate of the power of lifestyle – and in particular, nutrition – on people’s health. Drawing from her own experience of using lifestyle as medicine to reduce bowel complaints, she has written two books on the benefits of good 
nutrition in people’s daily lives. Dr. de Weijer is an ambassador for the Dutch national action plan for fruit and vegetables. She is also the founder of “Arts & Leefstijl”, a rapidly growing association of professionals involved in preventive health.

Tom J. de Koning
Prof. Dr. Tom J. de Koning

Prof. Dr. Tom J. de Koning is Chair of Pediatrics at Lund University, Sweden, and is an expert in the interface between neurology, genetics and inborn errors of metabolism. Previously, he was Chair of the Department of Metabolic Diseases, University Medical Centre Utrecht, before moving to Groningen in 2012. In Groningen, Dr. de Koning still works in the areas of neurology, genetics and inborn errors, particularly relating to movement disorders in children and adults. Next to his clinical tasks and training, he has an MBA in healthcare management.

Bert van Essen
Dr. Bert van Essen

Dr. Bert van Essen is a sports doctor with 20 years of experience in sports coaching. He specializes in the treatment of complex musculoskeletal problems for professional and recreational athletes. He is a firm believer in open communication with people so that they feel equipped to take action. He has 20 years of experience in sports coaching at national football clubs, and is currently head of medical staff for the NAC Breda football club.

Bruce Wolffenbuttel
Prof. Dr. Bruce Wolffenbuttel

Dr. Bruce Wolffenbuttel is an expert in endocrinology, metabolic diseases and diabetes at the University of Groningen. Previously, he was scientific director of the Netherlands LifeLines population study, investigating the genetic and environmental factors behind why some people age more healthily than others. Dr. Wolffenbuttel has published extensive research into biobanking, endocrinology, diabetes and IT solutions in healthcare. He is currently secretary for the Dutch Society for Endocrinology and is a member of the Dutch Journal of Diabetology’s editorial board.

Hanno Pijl
Prof. Dr. Hanno Pijl

Dr. Hanno Pijl is a professor of diabetology at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). As a strong supporter of people managing their health proactively, he is currently co-chairing LUMC’s joint effort to set up an innovation center focusing on lifestyle changes that will boost people’s health. Throughout his academic career, Prof. Dr. Pijl has co-authored more than 250 research papers, primarily 
covering obesity and type 2 diabetes. He has also collaborated in shaping government policy on nutrition as a member of the Dutch Health Council’s advisory committee.

Jaap Seidell
Prof. Jaap Seidell

Prof. Jaap Seidell is a professor of nutrition and health at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam. As an expert on nutrition, he dedicates most of his research efforts to the causes and consequences of obesity, focusing on how people can prevent excess body fat and manage their weight. Prof. Seidell regularly contributes to research initiatives for government agencies, NGOs, food-industry organizations and the media. Next to that, he is a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Richard Verheesen
Dr. Richard Verheesen

Dr. Richard Verheesen is an expert in rheumatology and has practiced at Máxima MC, a leading medical center in the south east of The Netherlands, for over 15 years. In recent years, his attention has shifted to the organizational side of healthcare alongside rheumatology. Dr. Verheesen believes good care can only be achieved through good organization focusing on the needs of people. He is a firm advocate of shifting the paradigm of healthcare towards predictive prevention, as people’s nutrition and lifestyle play such an important role in defining their health.

Tamara de Weijer
Dr. Tamara de Weijer

Dr. Tamara de Weijer is a general practitioner. She is a firm advocate of the power of lifestyle – and in particular, nutrition – on people’s health. Drawing from her own experience of using lifestyle as medicine to reduce bowel complaints, she has written two books on the benefits of good 
nutrition in people’s daily lives. Dr. de Weijer is an ambassador for the Dutch national action plan for fruit and vegetables. She is also the founder of “Arts & Leefstijl”, a rapidly growing association of professionals involved in preventive health.

Tom J. de Koning
Prof. Dr. Tom J. de Koning

Prof. Dr. Tom J. de Koning is Chair of Pediatrics at Lund University, Sweden, and is an expert in the interface between neurology, genetics and inborn errors of metabolism. Previously, he was Chair of the Department of Metabolic Diseases, University Medical Centre Utrecht, before moving to Groningen in 2012. In Groningen, Dr. de Koning still works in the areas of neurology, genetics and inborn errors, particularly relating to movement disorders in children and adults. Next to his clinical tasks and training, he has an MBA in healthcare management.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the planned pilot?

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Ancora Diabetes2Doorbreken aims to pioneer a new approach to diabetes reversal. Through our planned pilot program, we expect to conclusively demonstrate the value of a ‘360 degree’, custom-designed plan for type 2 diabetes, harnessing the latest technology with personal support for each participant in the study. We want the Netherlands to become the world’s first country where the incidence of diabetes among the population goes into reversal!

We expect to start the pilot in summer 2021, with 500 type 2 diabetics taking part. The program is planned to run for approximately six months, subject to confirmation and funding from all partners involved in the study (primary healthcare association, health insurance provider, etc.).

What will the planned pilot look like?

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We plan to start by mailing participants a package including a saliva kit to collect DNA data, a glucose patch to monitor blood sugar levels, a weighing scale and a wearable tech device to track sleep and daily activity levels. Participants will be asked to provide a blood sample as part of a glucose tolerance test, which measures the body’s response to sugar (glucose). We will analyse each participant’s data and put together a personalized diabetes remission plan in consultation with the participant and a diabetes specialist.

Do I have to pay to join the pilot program?

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The costs of taking part in the pilot are expected to be fully covered by our research partners, meaning there would be no costs to you.

I want to take part. What do I need to commit to?

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You need to be motivated to make serious nutrition choices and to make some adjustments to your daily routines around physical activity, mindfulness and sleep. Of course, we will try to make the adjustments as easy as possible for you and will support you along the way, always keeping in mind the root causes of your diabetes.

How can I register my interest in the pilot?

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Register your interest here. We will contact you if you are selected with full details on the program and what to expect.

What is the purpose of the planned pilot?

Ancora Diabetes2Doorbreken aims to pioneer a new approach to diabetes reversal. Through our planned pilot program, we expect to conclusively demonstrate the value of a ‘360 degree’, custom-designed plan for type 2 diabetes, harnessing the latest technology with personal support for each participant in the study. We want the Netherlands to become the world’s first country where the incidence of diabetes among the population goes into reversal!

We expect to start the pilot in summer 2021, with 500 type 2 diabetics taking part. The program is planned to run for approximately six months, subject to confirmation and funding from all partners involved in the study (primary healthcare association, health insurance provider, etc.).

What will the planned pilot look like?

We plan to start by mailing participants a package including a saliva kit to collect DNA data, a glucose patch to monitor blood sugar levels, a weighing scale and a wearable tech device to track sleep and daily activity levels. Participants will be asked to provide a blood sample as part of a glucose tolerance test, which measures the body’s response to sugar (glucose). We will analyse each participant’s data and put together a personalized diabetes remission plan in consultation with the participant and a diabetes specialist.

Do I have to pay to join the pilot program?

The costs of taking part in the pilot are expected to be fully covered by our research partners, meaning there would be no costs to you.

I want to take part. What do I need to commit to?

You need to be motivated to make serious nutrition choices and to make some adjustments to your daily routines around physical activity, mindfulness and sleep. Of course, we will try to make the adjustments as easy as possible for you and will support you along the way, always keeping in mind the root causes of your diabetes.

How can I register my interest in the pilot?

Register your interest here. We will contact you if you are selected with full details on the program and what to expect.

Join our online community on facebook

You’ll find plenty of inspiration from our Facebook community, a group for people who want to reverse their diabetes with lifestyle as medicine and to motivate and support each other on the path to health, energy and wellbeing.

 

 

Contact us

Have any questions about Ancora Diabetes2Doorbreken? Get in touch! 

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+31(0)85-1303267

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