‘I beat diabetes with 200 -calorie drinks’

'I beat diabetes with 200-calorie drinks'

'I Beat Diabetes With 200 -calorie Drinks'

'I Beat Diabetes With 200 -calorie Drinks' Image copyright James Gallagher Image caption Isobel Murray no longer guess of herself as diabetic

Nearly half of patients have reversed form 2 diabetes in a “watershed” trial, say doctors in Newcastle and Glasgow.

People expended up to five months on a low-calorie diet of soups and shakes to trigger massive weight loss.

Isobel Murray, 65, who had weighed 15 stone, lost over four stone( 25 kg) and no longer requires diabetes pills. She tells: “I’ve got my life back.”

The charity Diabetes UK tells the trial is a landmark and has the potential to help millions of patients.

Isobel, from Largs in North Ayrshire, was one of 298 people on the trial.

Her blood sugar levels were too high, and every time she went to the doctors they increased her medication.

So, she went on to the all-liquid diet for 17 weeks – giving up cooking and shopping. She even feed apart from her husband, Jim.

Instead, she had four liquid meals a day.

It is scarcely Masterchef – a sachet of powder is stirred in water to make a soup or shake. They contain about 200 calories, but also the right balance of nutrients.

Isobel told the BBC it was relatively easy as “you don’t have to think about what you eat”.

Once the weight has been lost, dieticians then assistance patients introduce healthy, solid dinners.

“Eating normal food is the hardest bit, ” says Isobel.

The trial results, simultaneously published in the Lancet medical periodical and presented at the International Diabetes Federation, demonstrated 😛 TAGEND 46% of patients who started the trial were in remission a year later 86% who lost 15 kg( 2st 5lb) or more put their form 2 diabetes into remission Only 4% went into remission with the best therapies currently used

'I Beat Diabetes With 200 -calorie Drinks'
'I Beat Diabetes With 200 -calorie Drinks'
'I Beat Diabetes With 200 -calorie Drinks'
'I Beat Diabetes With 200 -calorie Drinks'
'I Beat Diabetes With 200 -calorie Drinks'

'I Beat Diabetes With 200 -calorie Drinks'

'I Beat Diabetes With 200 -calorie Drinks'

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