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