It is World Diabetes Day, a condition now thought to affect 346 million people across the globe.
Being overweight and leading an unhealthy lifestyle are key factors which may increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The good news is research has found losing just 10% of excess weight and improving habits can make a difference.
A leading nutritionist has warned a new ‘wonder cure’ for diabetes that has seen participants managing on a diet of just 600 calories a day, may be sending out the wrong message about crash dieting.
The study, undertaken by researchers at Newcastle University and funded by Diabetes UK, suggests that a strict low calorie diet may help reverse the symptoms of those newly diagnosed with the condition.