The ability of a very low calorie diet (VLCD) to lead to the remission of Type 2 diabetes has been demonstrated by the Diabetes UK funded DiRECT study, with follow up results published in March 2019 demonstrating that 36% of participants were in remission after two years. Based on these results, and the publicity they have received, X-PERT Health feel it is important to set out our position on this subject.
Controlling hunger is essential for anyone who wants to manage their health and weight, but the important role of the quality of food in this is often not considered. This week's blog takes a look at the key causes of hunger, and how the nutrient content of the foods you eat may be the missing piece in helping you control yours.
The impact of being overweight or obese on health is well known, but some of the most widely used ways of measuring this are often criticised. Finding a simple to use and easy to understand marker of obesity can be an important step in helping an individual understand their own health risk, and one possible solution is the waist to height ratio (WHtR).
The use of e-cigarettes as a tool for helping people quit smoking is still considered controversial by some people, despite many important institutions supporting their use. So are the fears founded, or should we be promoting vaping as a suitable solution?
At X-PERT we normally say "one size doesn't fit all". But when it comes to putting type 2 diabetes into remission, this might not always be the case. This week's blog takes a quick look at the latest research in this area and what this might mean for people with type 2 diabetes.
A summary of some of the take home messages from presentations at the 10th World Congress on the Prevention of Diabetes and its Complications.
The BMJ and Swiss Re hosted conference, "Food for thought", was hailed by some as a big opportunity to make a difference in the world of nutrition. But was the hype justified? This week's blog takes a look at the ups and downs of this event.
Until relatively recently the very concept of reversing Type 2 diabetes would have been dismissed by many people, healthcare professionals included. But emerging evidence has completely changed this view. This blog takes a quick look at some of this evidence, and whether reversing Type 2 diabetes is really possible.
We are pleased to announce that we are re-launching our X-PERT Insulin programme! This programme is designed for anybody who takes insulin to manage their diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2). The theme of the new and improved programme is “reduce or omit”, with a focus on helping people to make lifestyle changes that can help them reduce the amount of insulin they need to take.
According to the media new research has debunked the idea that you can be "fat but fit", but are these reports really true? We take a look at the study behind the stories.
Our aim is to ensure that all people at risk of, or diagnosed with, long-term health conditions have access to good quality and enjoyable structured education that helps them self-manage their condition leading to improved health and wellbeing.
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