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ITV Tonight – ‘Can Your Diet Defeat Diabetes?’

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On Thursday 27 October at 7.30pmITV Tonightis looking at diabetes and diet, mainly focusing on how the food you eat over a period of time may be able to help put Type 2 diabetes into remission.

In the programme, Professor of Medicine and Metabolism, Roy Taylor, is interviewed about his work funded by Diabetes UK. Thefive year clinical triallooks into if a low calorie diet can put Type 2 diabetes into remission in the long term.

Our experts here at Diabetes UK advised the programme makers and believe it is responsibly reporting how your diet can affect your blood sugar levels if you have Type 2 diabetes.

Although the programme focuses more on how being overweight or obese is a major risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, it's important for anyone with diabetes to adopt a lifestyle and diet which helps to manage their condition as effectively as possible.

If you are on insulin or any other diabetes medication, please speak to your diabetes team before adjusting your diet.

Visit ourEnjoy Food web pages for exciting recipe ideas and more information on diabetes and food.

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