Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is a diet and lifestyle based disease that is growing in prevalence worldwide, and affects roughly 5% of the population in Ireland, or 200,000 people. It causes elevated blood sugar in susceptible individuals through impaired insulin secretion, reduced insulin functioning, or both. The primary treatment for Type 2 Diabetes is lifelong management with hypoglycaemic agents. Dietary modulation is highly effective at doing a similar job, but it does require specialised knowledge and support from a qualified nutritionist, particularly if you have already been prescribed a range of agents such as metformin and insulin. If you wish to reassess your approach to managing Type 2 Diabetes, get in touch.