Posted by Aston Avery

World Diabetes Day

This world diabetes day (Sunday 14th November), more people than ever before are living with Type 2 diabetes, with around 5 million in the UK alone.

Type 2 is the one that’s often linked to being overweight or inactive, or having a family history of type 2 diabetes.

Millions of us are at high risk of developing the disease in the future, opening up the possibility of complications such as sight loss, amputations, and premature death.

Today sees publication of a scientific data which proves there is hope for people who were diagnosed as Type 2 diabetic or pre-diabetic (in other words diagnosed as highly likely to go on to develop type 2 diabetes in the future).

The results of a study of 226 patients presented at the prestigious TOS, ( The Obesity Society) showed an average loss with The Allurion Programme  of 17.7kg (16.2% of their initial body weight) within 4 months. This weight loss meant that patients in the study entered in disease remission.

Aston spoke to bariatric surgeon Mr Ahmed Ahmed and health expert and nutritionist from Allurion Technologies Zoe Griffiths.

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