8 Feb 2024

New research in Aotearoa on how to reverse Type 2 diabetes

From Afternoons, 1:25 pm on 8 February 2024

New Zealand is at the fore of ongoing research into reversing Type 2 Diabetes.

It affects around 300,000 adults in New Zealand, and those numbers are expected to increase by 70-90% over the next 20 years.

Associate Professor and registered dietician Dr Caryn Zinn has been leading a three-year project looking into non-pharmaceutical ways to reverse Type 2 Diabetes and says it's entirely possible.

She speaks to Jesse.

Medsafe's approval of the use of Dulaglutide for the treatment of type 2 diabetes looks set to benefit thousands of New Zealanders who suffer from the disease.

Photo: LDR / Supplied