What is diabetes?

Symptoms of diabetes 

  • increase in weight 
  • feeling more thirsty 
  • drinking more fluids 
  • going to the toilet a lot (the word ‘diabetes’ actually means ‘passing a lot of urine’) 
  • being tired when you shouldn’t be 
  • slow healing for wounds
  • blurred vision 
  • wounds that don’t heal 

Type 1 diabetes 

If someone does not produce any insulin, they have what is called Type 1 diabetes, also known as insulin-dependent diabetes, and need to take insulin daily. Type 1 most often becomes apparent in childhood. It is the most common form of childhood diabetes and usually appears before one reaches 40. 

Type 2 diabetes 

This is a condition in which the body does not produce enough insulin or the insulin that is produced does not work properly. Type 2 diabetes develops over time, taking up to 7 years to fully develop. The sooner it is caught in its early stages, the better. Also known as non-insulin dependent diabetes, Type 2 affects mainly people who are overweight or over 40 or both. It is estimated that about 90% of people with diabetes have Type 2 and this number is on the rise as obesity increases. Once diagnosed as Type 2, losing any excess weight, improving your diet and regular exercise can help to control the condition.

The Metabolic Weight Loss Centre We help many diabetics with weight loss. Time after time we see the positive impact that the Metabolic Weight Loss Programme has by helping clients to be more in control of their condition. 


‘I am so delighted having just been to my doctor's and after my test results I no longer have Type 2 diabetes and can come off my medication. I feel so well and it is all down to following your programme and the wonderful support I have had. I could not have done it without you. I am so glad I saw your advertisement, I have tried every diet under the sun.‘ Stephanie from Edinburgh*

‘I am a Type 1 insulin-dependent diabetic. Having been on the Metabolic Weight Loss Programme for 3 months now, my doctor and I are so impressed that I have been able to reduce my insulin. Your programme is so educational, structured and easy to follow. I look forward so much to our weekly consultations.’ Liz from Sevenoaks*

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