Diabetes comes under the spotlight on ITV
Diabetes: The Fast Fix, presented by Anita Rani, will feature five obese and overweight patients moving into the Fast Fix Clinic.
“Type 2 diabetes is a national crisis and a massive challenge to the NHS. But this experiment proves that there is real hope of turning the clock back and reversing type 2 diabetes. Just by using this revolutionary diet to stop this epidemic in its tracks.” – presenter Anita Rani
ITV has commissioned the factual entertainment series Diabetes: The Fast Fix. In Diabetes: The Fast Fix 5 people (one of which is me) with Type 2 diabetes will attempt to reverse their condition. Subsequently potentially saving their lives – and the NHS billions of pounds.
Diabetes: The Fast Fix
The two-part series will look at the nation’s risk of overeating itself into health problems and will feature famous faces Rosemary Shrager and Paul Sinha. They will be attempting to trim their waistlines to avoid underlying health issues. They will do this by undertaking their own extreme fasting diets. Joining Anita are GP and diabetes expert Dr Zoe Williams and Professor Jason Gill. Professor Jason Gill was at the forefront of the diabetes research that inspired the programme, undertaken by Professor Roy Taylor and his teams at University of Newcastle and University of Glasgow and funded by Diabetes UK.
What is it about?
Diabetes: The Fast Fix, presented by Anita Rani, will feature five obese and overweight patients moving into the Fast Fix Clinic. Subsequently, a TV first, living on a radical liquid only diet of just 800 calories per day for four weeks at the clinic. This was in order to ‘fast themselves better’ as they attempt to shed more than two stones (15kg).
Effect on the NHS
At a time when the NHS is buckling under the ticking timebomb of diabetes, Anita, Dr Zoe and Prof. Jason subsequently aim to get to the bottom of the issue. They offer hope to those affected and practical advice on what we can all do to help ourselves in Diabetes: The Fast Fix.
“With a bold experiment at its heart, this specialist factual entertainment event is going to find out if we can genuinely change the lives of our patients by reversing diabetes and the damage done and potentially save the NHS billions.” – ITV Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment Satmohan Panesar