Dr. Michael Mosley on Insight

Dr Michael Mosley will take questions about preventing and even reversing Type 2 diabetes.


This week in a special Insight, renowned science journalist Dr Michael Mosley will take questions from host Jenny Brockie and the audience about preventing and even reversing Type 2 diabetes.

The facts about diabetes in Australia are alarming.

It is estimated there are up to 500,000 Australians living, undiagnosed, with Type 2 diabetes.

Around 1.7 million are knowingly living with the disease, and diabetes racks up an annual financial toll of around $14.6 billion.

Dr Mosley, whose work on health includes numerous investigations into weight loss, and popularising the 5:2 diet, will join Insight to discuss his shock at being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and how he reversed it.

Mosley says that Type 2 diabetes can actually be delayed or prevented in 58 per cent of cases, and that many can reverse it.

But how do we do this? What are the best methods for preventing, treating and beating Type 2 diabetes? Which diets work, which foods raise our blood sugar, and who is most at risk?

Insight investigates the increasing prevalence of Type 2 diabetes and its growing, but largely silent, impact on the Australian population.

8.30pm Tuesday, 1 March on SBS

4 Responses

  1. I am very surprised at the lack of science in this programme. Over 50% of people who develop type II diabetes are deficient in vitamin B1. Many of the others are deficient in vitamin B2. Sudden weight gain is a feature of hypothyroidism, which results in low active vitamin B2. Both vitamin B1 and vitamin B2 are involved in sugar metabolism. No-one is talking about this. If you don’t have sufficient vitamin B1 and vitamin B2 you can’t properly process sugar and you can’t burn fat. This is very basic biochemistry.

  2. I have never seen Dr Michael Mosley do a bad documentary. I would probably rate him as the best TV Health journalist in the world at the moment. His knowledge of type II diabetes is outstanding . He has a gift for communicating his message to the non scientifically trained.

    1. Feeding an audience is nothing new, for a lengthy shoot but it wouldn’t be a sit down dinner, maybe a bit of finger food. There may be a small payment for select guests, given the guests / audience are essentially the same thing. It’s always better to comment on what you do know rather than fuelling speculation with anonymity?

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