The Patriots released Kyle Love yesterday, about two weeks after the hulking defensive tackle was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Agents Sean Stellato and Richard Kopelman of Klass Sports told the Herald they were informed the transaction was purely based on medical information. However, Stellato and Kopelman believe Love will be healthy enough to play in time for training camp this summer.

Love was alarmed by a sudden loss of 20 pounds earlier this offseason, and tests eventually uncovered the diabetes, which does run in his family. He has since gained back at least 10 pounds, according to Kopelman.

“Kyle has so much faith, and he’s so passionate about the game of football, that I know he’ll turn this setback into a comeback, and it will be a comeback for the ages,” Stellato said. “We’re obviously very fortunate for the opportunities with New England. Unfortunately, it had to end like this, but he’ll be ready for the next step. He has overcome adversity before, and he’ll be back even stronger.”

Love’s agency has a positive outlook on the diagnosis.

“We’re confident that Kyle is going to get back out and play football,” Kopelman said. “Obviously, we want to make sure he gets proper treatment, which he is, and we fully expect, based on everyone that we’ve talked to, that he’ll be ready for training camp and obviously ready to play this season. Type 2 is by far the less serious of the two types of diabetes, not to say that it cannot be serious. If left untreated, type 2 diabetes can become very serious, but it is generally very easily managed with diet, exercise and many instances with medication.”

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and former Pittsburgh Steelers guard Kendall Simmons are among the notable professional athletes who played with diabetes.

“This is type 2 diabetes, which is generally thought to be easily managed and treated, and not something that would interfere with a professional athlete’s career,” Kopelman said.

Love, 26, went undrafted in 2010 but developed over his three seasons with the Patriots. He started 24 games and had 4.5 sacks in the last two years, and he was set to enter the final season of his contract. He will be on waivers with a non-football injury designation until 4 p.m. today. If he goes unclaimed, Love will become a free agent.