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Our news section will bring you the latest news about everything to do with food, drink and diabetes. 

  • Polyunsaturated fats and Type 2 diabetes

    Research from a new study suggests that polyunsaturated fats are linked to slower progression of Type 2 diabetes.Research from a new study suggests that polyunsaturated fats are linked to slower progression of Type 2 diabetes.
  • Low-calorie diet for Type 2 diabetes

    Latest update on the current research into whether an intensive weight management plan can help people put their Type 2 diabetes into remission for the long term.Latest update on the current research into whether an intensive weight management plan can help people put their Type 2 diabetes into remission for the long term.
  • New Eatwell Guide from Public Health England

    A new Eatwell Guide has been published tby Public Health England (PHE). The guide replaces the ‘Eatwell Plate’.A new Eatwell Guide has been published tby Public Health England (PHE). The guide replaces the ‘Eatwell Plate’.The new guide, which Diabetes UK supports, says a healthy diet should include more fruit, vegetables and starchy carbohydrates and have fewer sugary foods and drinks. Foods high in fat, salt and sugar have been described as ‘foods to eat less often and in small amounts’.The new guide, which Diabetes UK supports, says a healthy diet should include more fruit, vegetables and starchy carbohydrates and have fewer sugary foods and drinks. Foods high in fat, salt and sugar have been described as ‘foods to eat less often and in small amounts’.
  • Promising news that government announces tax on soft drinks industry

    A new tax on the soft drinks industry was announced in the Budget. In response, Chris Askew, Diabetes UK Chief Executive, said: “It is really promising news that the Government has announced a tax on the soft drinks industry. We have been campaigning for this measure as we are all consuming too much sugar."A new tax on the soft drinks industry was announced in the Budget. In response, Chris Askew, Diabetes UK Chief Executive, said: “It is really promising news that the Government has announced a tax on the soft drinks industry. We have been campaigning for this measure as we are all consuming too much sugar."
  • Poll: 43% of people would buy fewer soft drinks if prices rise

    A poll, commissioned by Diabetes UK, shows that the Budget announcement of a tax on sugary soft drinks should have a positive impact on public health, with forty-three per cent of people indicating they would change their buying habits if the price of sugary drinks increases.A poll, commissioned by Diabetes UK, shows that the Budget announcement of a tax on sugary soft drinks should have a positive impact on public health, with forty-three per cent of people indicating they would change their buying habits if the price of sugary drinks increases.
  • Enjoy Food promotes behaviour change

    Read the results of the latest Enjoy Food survey that shows our online resource is helping people change how they shop cook and eat with diabetes or if they are at risk of diabetes.Read the results of the latest Enjoy Food survey that shows our online resource is helping people change how they shop cook and eat with diabetes or if they are at risk of diabetes.
  • Call to reduce sugar in sugar-sweetened drinks

    A new study, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal, suggests that reducing sugar content in sugar sweetened drinks in the UK by 40 per cent over five years, without replacing them with any artificial sweeteners, could prevent 500,000 cases of overweight and one million cases of obesity, in turn preventing around 300,000 cases of Type 2 diabetes, over two decades.A new study, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal, suggests that reducing sugar content in sugar sweetened drinks in the UK by 40 per cent over five years, without replacing them with any artificial sweeteners, could prevent 500,000 cases of overweight and one million cases of obesity, in turn preventing around 300,000 cases of Type 2 diabetes, over two decades.
  • New 'Sugar smart' app launched

    Parents are being encouraged to sign up for a free app which tells them the sugar content of food and drink. The new 'Sugar Smart' app from Public Health England works by scanning the barcode of products to show the total sugar content in cubes or grams, aiming to help parents take control of their children’s sugar intake.Parents are being encouraged to sign up for a free app which tells them the sugar content of food and drink. The new 'Sugar Smart' app from Public Health England works by scanning the barcode of products to show the total sugar content in cubes or grams, aiming to help parents take control of their children’s sugar intake.
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