I am so happy to be able to finally write that the NHS is to offer 800 calorie diet treatment for people with type 2 diabetes. As you may already know I took part in the groundbreaking health documentary on ITV The Fast Fix: Diabetes. In this documentary, I lived with 4 complete strangers and we lived on an 800 calorie diet for 3 months in an attempt to reverse our type 2 diabetes and we all did just that. If you want to read more about The Fast Fix please click here. If you want to see the behind the scenes photos of The Fast Fix please click here.
Type 2 Diabetes: NHS To Offer 800 Calorie Diet Treatment
Thousands of people with type 2 diabetes in England are to be prescribed a very low-calorie diet in the hope of reversing their condition. As of yet, I do not know which products they will be using but I can tell you hand on heart the products we used from Exante were fantastic and they worked for us.
The diet comes in the form of soups and shakes with several savoury ones too. We were looked after by two professors Roy Taylor and Jason Gill, a PhD dietician and GP Dr Zoe Williams. The professors had run other trials and more than half of the people taking part put their type 2 diabetes into remission.
NHS Prevention Programme
The NHS has also announced that it is expanding a programme to prevent people from developing type 2 diabetes. Both myself and my good friend Steve Markham (also from The Fast Fix) have taken part in promotional work for type 2 diabetes awareness which will be used over the following six months and will be distributed around the United Kingdom.
Unbelievably the NHS currently spends around 10% of its budget on treating diabetes and its complications. 10% may not sound a lot but we are talking millions here.
However, at the moment 5000 patients will be prescribed the diet initially and they will be receiving follow up support.
Are You Diabetic?
A lot of people don’t even realise they are type 2 diabetic until they have their 40-year health check at the GP surgery. Not everyone who is type 2 diabetic is obese either although there is a direct link to diet and lifestyle.
Statistics show that about two-thirds of adults and one-third of children are currently overweight or obese, which is driving up rates of the condition.
What is type 2 diabetes?
- It is a common condition that causes the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood to become too high.
- It is caused by problems with a chemical in the body (hormone) called insulin.
- Symptoms of type 2 diabetes can include excessive thirst, needing to urinate a lot and tiredness.
- It can increase the risk of getting serious problems with the eyes, heart and nerves.
By following the low-calorie diet we lost the fat from inside our liver and pancreas which allowed the organs to start working properly again and produce enough of the hormone insulin.
So for anyone who is pre-diabetic or just found out you are type 2 don’t wait for the NHS get started now and with Exante, as I can’t recommend them enough. Anyone wanting to order from Exante remember that you can get 35% off your total shop which is TRACEY35 which makes it almost half price. I know cyber week offers have been and gone but my exclusive code is here for you permanently.
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