Posts: Type 2 Diabetes

14 11, 2018

How Lifestyle Medicine can prevent and reverse type 2 diabetes: World Diabetes Day 2018

By | 2018-11-14T16:11:03+00:00 November 14th, 2018|0 Comments

World Diabetes Day, held annually on November 14, was created in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. Today, diabetes is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and lower limb amputation.

But by adopting healthy lifestyles, including consuming a nutritious diet and exercising regularly, we […]

8 11, 2018

Type 2 diabetes and nutrition

By | 2018-11-08T09:54:28+00:00 November 8th, 2018|0 Comments

The relationship between diabetes and nutrition is often oversimplified and equated with an excess of ‘sugar’ or glucose in the diet, by clinicians and laypeople alike. Unfortunately, this widely held belief and the resulting dietary choices are contributing to the current epidemic of type 2 diabetes and poor outcomes for patients with diabetes. […]

19 12, 2017

Remission of Type 2 Diabetes – not just possible but a practical reality

By | 2018-07-12T11:43:02+00:00 December 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Primary care-led weight management for remission of type 2 diabetes (DiRECT): an open-label, cluster-randomised trial

A very low calorie diet is changing the way we look at treating Type 2 Diabetes (T2D)1. A recent study, funded by Diabetes UK aimed to find an effective and accessible way to put T2D into remission2. Led by […]

27 06, 2017

Is the link between Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes as causal as is often presumed?

By | 2017-06-29T16:46:17+00:00 June 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Causality is a difficult concept in chronic disease. Rarely is it as simply explained as Koch’s Postulates was able to do with acute disease.

Attempts to assign a ‘linear’ relationship (i.e. presence of risk = development of disease) to chronic diseases often fall short of a comprehensive causal explanation vis. ‘diet’ as a singular cause of […]

7 09, 2016

Slowing Down the Progression of Type 2 Diabetes: We Need Fair, Innovative, and Disruptive Action on Environmental and Policy Levels!

By | 2017-05-17T15:00:11+00:00 September 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Over the past decades, we have observed an increase of prevalence of diabetes in many countries along with significant differences in prevalence trends between countries worldwide (1). In Europe and other Western countries, the prevalence rate reaches a plateau or has slowed down on the level of ∼8–10%. In Asia, a continuous rise in […]

22 04, 2016

Preventing type 2 diabetes: scaling up to create a prevention system

By | 2016-12-19T10:14:20+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Every day an estimated 280 Australians develop type 2 diabetes.1 By 2023, type 2 diabetes is predicted to become the number one specific cause of burden of disease in Australia.2 Policies and programs to support the prevention of type 2 diabetes need to be scaled up urgently if Australia hopes to limit or reduce the […]