A super-calorie diet that can change type 2 diabetes should be part of a pilot performed by the NHS in England.
A diet with 800 calories per day using liquid meals and cocktails will be scheduled for three months, initially for 5000 people, and subsequent support.
Nine out of 10 people with diabetes in the UK have type 2, which is closely related to diet and lifestyle.
The NHS is also expanding in England to prevent people with type 2 diabetes.
A very low-calorie diet test at the end of last year helped almost half of those involved in reversing the condition.
It will now be deployed more widely to judge whether this success can be replicated in a wider population.
Professor Jonathan Valabji, National Clinical Director of Diabetes and Obesity for NHS England, recognizes that the diet is undoubtedly complicated and does not suit everyone.
“But we believe that it’s worth exploring the implementation of these programs within the NHS so that those who can benefit can benefit,” he said.
Although type 2 diabetes can have a genetic component, it is strongly associated with overweight or obesity.
About two thirds of adults and one third of children are currently overweight or obese, which leads to an increase in the incidence rate.
On the other hand, type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that is not associated with overweight or inactive.
What is type 2 diabetes?
- This is a common condition that causes the blood sugar level (glucose) to become too high.
- This is caused by problems with a chemical (hormone) called insulin.
- Type 2 diabetes can cause symptoms such as excessive thirst, the need to urinate a lot and fatigue.
- It may also increase the risk of serious problems with the eyes, heart and nerves.
For the past three years, a type 2 diabetes prevention program has been operating in England, and she is encouraging.
To date, more than 250,000 people who were on the verge of developing type 2 diabetes have been assigned to classes that offer advice and support on nutrition, diet, and exercise.
On average, participants lost 8 pounds (3.6 kg) in weight, which significantly reduces the risk of becoming a diabetic.
Now the program will also undergo significant expansion, helping 200,000 people a year.
Professor Valabji says that it is important that the program continues to show results.
“Of course, in the end, should we prevent type 2 diabetes.”
“We have an independent evaluation of the program, which we will look at, first, whether we prevented diabetes in those participating in the program.
“But secondly, we have the means to see if the program has a positive effect on the overall level of type 2 diabetes in the general population.”
Chris Askew, executive director of the charity organization Diabetes UK, said that plans to double the size of the NHS diabetes prevention program are "great news."
“The ambitions shown by the NHS must be in line with all government policies — we need more marketing action for children and clearer food labels to help people make the right choice,” he said.
Simon Stevens, executive director of NHS England, said: “What is good for our waists is also beneficial for our wallets, given the huge costs for all of us as taxpayers of these largely preventable diseases.”
But he said that the NHS cannot fight this battle on its own.
“The NHS pound will go further if the food industry also takes steps to reduce unwanted calories and adds sugar and salt from processed foods, TV dinners and drinks for fast food,” said Mr. Stevens.
Announcements are ahead of the so-called forward plan for the NHS in England, in which it is expected that measures that prevent poor health in the first place will be greatly emphasized.
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