New Diabetes videos launched in time for National Obesity week
Diabetes experts from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital have released a series of free videos on their website.
The videos include information on healthy living, diet and managing your weight. They have been designed specifically to help people with type 2 diabetes, but are open to all and contain lots of detailed advice useful for anyone watching their weight or trying to be more healthy in the new year. These are all available in time for national obesity week on http://www.nnuh.nhs.uk/videos/adultdiabetes
Dr Francesca Swords, a diabetes specialist at the hospital, says: We all know that obesity is increasing, and its easy for your weight to creep up over Christmas. Unfortunately, gaining weight also increases your chance of developing diabetes. So, to coincide with National Obesity Week, please look at these free videos to help you improve your own diet. Try to eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables but low in sugar, salt and fat and try to build more activity into your everyday life.
These videos contain practical advice for everyone, but people worried about their risk of diabetes should speak to their doctor or other healthcare professional. The videos are also in line with the newly published NICE obesity guidelines.
Additional notes for editors
According to Diabetes UK, being overweight is a major risk factor for developing Type 2 diabetes, a serious condition that can lead to heart disease, stroke, blindness, amputations or kidney disease. It is also known that up to 80 per cent of Type 2 diabetes is preventable by adopting a healthy diet and increasing physical activity.
In addition, it is predicted that there are up to 500,000 people in the UK who have Type 2 diabetes but are not aware of it.