Low calorie diets to treat obesity and Type 2 diabetes

The NHS Long Term Plan announced that hundreds of thousands of people will receive NHS help to battle obesity and Type 2 diabetes.Medical research has shown that some people with type 2 diabetes can achieve remission through adoption of a low-calorie diet which allowed nearly half of patients to stop taking anti-diabetic drugs and still achieve non-diabetic range glucose levels37. Low calorie diets will now be trialled as part of the NHS Long Term Plan’s renewed focus on prevention as well as treatment. The moves will not just improve the health of patients but also save the NHS money that can be reinvested in frontline care. Currently, the health service in England spends around 10% of its budget on treating diabetes.This session will explore the latest updates and key findings from the NHS programme of work which is implementing low calorie diets for obese people with Type 2 diabetes, led by the programme leads and low-calorie diet experts themselves.

Wednesday 30 October 2019

16:00 - 16:40

Prevention & Obesity in Practice

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Dr Chirag Bakhai
GP, Vice-Chair of Luton CCG, Primary Care Advisor to the NHS Diabetes Programme, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Professor of Medicine and Metabolism and Director, Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre
Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford