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The Fast Fix: Diabetes

  • Episode: 

    1 of 2

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 13 Jun 2018
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
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The Fast Fix: Diabetes
Episode 1
In the first episode, the five patients enter the clinic for the initial four weeks of their diet, facing a host of tough challenges on the way as their ultra low-calorie diet kicks in. There’s a surprise result for one patient that defies all expectations. Rosemary Shrager and Paul Sinha get some home truths about the damage being overweight is doing to their bodies, and Coleen Nolan finds out just how at risk she is of developing type 2 diabetes.
Series overview
“Type 2 diabetes is a national crisis and a massive challenge to the NHS. But this experiment proves that there is real hope of turning the clock back and reversing Type 2, using this revolutionary diet to stop this epidemic in its tracks.” - Presenter Anita Rani
This new two-part factual entertainment series aiming to break new ground features people with Type 2 diabetes attempting to reverse their condition by living on a radical liquid diet, potentially saving their lives - and the NHS billions of pounds.
Presented by Anita Rani, the programme features five obese and overweight patients moving into our unique experimental diabetes reversal unit, the Fast Fix Clinic.
They live on a diet of just 800 calories per day for four weeks in order to see if they can 'fast themselves better' as they attempt to shed more than two stones (15kg). While all the participants have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, this diet isn’t suitable for everyone, requires medical supervision, and must not be undertaken by those on insulin and with certain other conditions.
Four million people have Type 2 diabetes and another 12 million are at increased risk, so based on research by the Universities of Newcastle and Glasgow, this programme aims to find out whether the five volunteers can turn the clock back on their Type 2 diabetes, potentially pointing the way to a solution to what has been described as Britain’s biggest health crisis.
Also attempting to trim her own waistline is Loose Women’s Coleen Nolan, who undergoes a lifestyle transformation hoping to lose 5kg to minimise her risk of developing diabetes. Celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager and TV quiz boffin Paul Sinha undertake their own extreme fasting diets at home to avoid underlying health issues and the potential of diabetes.
Joining Anita are GP and obesity expert Dr Zoe Williams and Professor Jason Gill, who is at the forefront of research into how diet and exercise can prevent diabetes.
At a time when there are concerns the NHS will struggle to cope with a future diabetes epidemic, Anita, Zoe and Jason aim to get to the bottom of the issue and offer hope to those affected and practical advice on what we can all do to help ourselves.