Main content

Diet and Diabetes

Felicity Evans and guests Dr Hilary Jones, Azmina Govindji, Simon O'Neill and JP Devlin discuss the issues surrounding diet and diabetes.

In the UK, there are 3.2 million people who are living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and a further 600,000 who have Type 2 but just don't know it yet. And those numbers continue to rise.

In the first few months of this year, the charity Diabetes UK received over 300 calls from newly diagnosed diabetics asking what they can and can't eat. It seems there's plenty of confusion about what foods need to be eaten to maintain healthy blood sugar levels and a misconception that a diabetes diagnosis means never eating sugar again.

This week, Felicity Evans is discussing some of the issues surrounding diet and diabetes. Her guests in the studio are; G.P, author and broadcaster, Dr Hilary Jones, dietician, Azmina Govindji, Simon O'Neill from Diabetes UK and Saturday Live's J.P Devlin, a Type 1 diabetic for more than 30 years.

They will offer practical tips on some of the best food choices, debunk a few myths and look at how it can change someone's life. Plus what does the latest research say about the type of diet diabetics should be eating.

Presented by Felicity Evans and produced in Bristol by Julia Hayball.

Available now

30 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Felicity Evans
Interviewed Guest Hilary Jones
Interviewed Guest Azmina Govindji
Interviewed Guest Simon O'Neill
Interviewed Guest JP Devlin
Producer Julia Hayball

Broadcasts

The Food & Farming Awards 2018

Tell us about the food and drink heroes who should win.

Download this programme

Subscribe to this programme or download individual episodes.

Can comfort foods really make you feel better?

Yes they can, says Sheila Dillon.

Podcast