Diabetes affects 3.9 million people in the UK and costs the NHS around 10 per cent of its total budget.
This week is Diabetes Week and our Nutrition expert, Dr Matthew Campbell is on hand to share some recent news and tips:
“Many people class the condition together, but there are really two types of diseases, Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Whilst both are characterised by unstable blood sugar levels, Type 2 is usually diagnosed in adult years and can be linked to excess weight gain and lifestyle choices which can stop the body responding to insulin. Type 1 has a strong genetic component and occurs when the body is no longer able to produce insulin which is directly responsible for controlling blood sugar levels.
“The good news for people affected by Type 2 Diabetes is that new research has shown that a change in diet and nutrition could completely reverse the condition and may stop the need for Diabetes medications.
“By following a personalised diet plan over 8-12 weeks, weight loss of up to 15kg can be achieved and will allow over 60 per cent of patients coming off Diabetes medication.
“So, Type 2 Diabetes does not always need to result in life long dependence on medication and predispose you to the associated complications and can be reserved by making changes to your diet.
“Whether you want to combat Type 2 Diabetes, improve management of Type 1 through nutritional strategy, or are just looking to regulate a healthier diet, I can help you with a plan!”
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