Diabetes affects 2.8 million people in the UK and it is thought that a further one million people may have the condition but be unaware of it. Ninety per cent of all adult’s diagnosed with the disease are diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, which is often linked with being overweight or obese.
It was previously believed that the symptoms of Type II diabetes could not be reversed through a change in diet and that it would progress steadily unless a patient underwent bariatric surgery. Today, LighterLife is pleased to present groundbreaking research that suggests this is not the case.
Claire Hallam, Head of Medical Liaison at LighterLife is today presenting research at the Diabetes and Obesity conference at University College London. The research illustrates that very low calorie diets (such as LighterLife Total) can reverse Type II Diabetes. This research will also be published in the medical journal ‘Appetite’.
The implications of this research are widespread and we hope that patients diagnosed with Type II Diabetes in the future will be advised that their condition is reversible and is not one that is inevitably progressive.
November 14 is World Diabetes Day. For more information on Diabetes, its symptoms and causes, visit the World Diabetes Day website.