Thousands of people need to offer very low calorie diet (VLCD) from their GPs in the hope of turning their type 2 diabetes, NHS England announced.
The 800-calorie-daily regime, which consists of soup and shakes, has been shown to help people overcome the excess body fat that caused the fat around their internal organs, including the pancreas, leading to Type 2 diabetes. Approximately 10% of the NHS budget It is used to treat diabetes, which can have serious complications, including blindness and need for amputation.
The NHS has announced a further package of measures to address large numbers of obesity-related illnesses. In 2016, two thirds of the adult population and one third of children in England were overweight or overweight, and in the hospital there were 617,000 obesity.
The Diabetes Prevention Program, which offers help and support for weight loss and becomes more active, is twice as big as 200,000 people, NHS England said. This will include 5,000 people with type 2 diabetes who will be invited to participate in highly supervised VLCD trials.
The Charitable Society of Diabetes UK has engaged some more than 300 people with type 2 from Scotland and Tyneside to test the current diet of 800 calories per day for three months. Support is given during and after. Almost half of those who went to the VLCD monitor were in remission after a year, and those who lost the highest weight were the best – 86% who lost 15kg or more were in remission after 12 months.
Similar results were obtained via VLCD in another study called DROPLET.
"The NHS will now embellish a practical action to support hundreds of thousands of people to avoid heart attacks, stroke, cancer and type 2 diabetes," said NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens. "Because what's good for our branches is good for our wallets, given the huge costs for all of us as taxpayers of this disease that can be prevented."
Stevens, who has become a mission to fight obesity, has called on the food industry to help her. "This is not a battle the NHS can independently win," he said. "NHS pound will go further if the food industry also takes steps to reduce unwanted calories and adds sugar and salt from processed food, TV dinners and fast food takeaways."
Those referring to the Diabetes Prevention Program, but can not come to a session, will be provided with supportive technologies and applications that will help you change your lifestyle.
Chris Askew, Chief Executive Officer of Diabetes UK, welcomed plans to double the size of the program, which, he added, "is already the largest on a global scale and shows England to be the world leader in this area.
"The ambition that the NHS needs to show must be aligned with all government policies – we need stronger action on marketing children and clearer labeling of nutrients in order to support people to have healthy choices."