Reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes with Nutracheck



According to Diabetes UK, the leading charity for people with Diabetes, over 347million people worldwide have diabetes. Roughly 90% have Type 2 diabetes, which is strongly associated with excess body weight and a lack of physical activity.

If you are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, taking control and losing weight is one important way you can help prevent the potential threat of this major health epidemic. What’s more if you’ve already been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, losing weight in conjunction with medical advice is a well-documented way to alleviate or, in some cases, even reverse the symptoms. Nutracheck, an online calorie counter and food diary recommended by the NHS, provides its members with a picture food diary that makes calorie counting and keeping track of exercising to lose weight, easier than ever.

Type 2 diabetes is much more likely to occur in people who are overweight or obese. The thought behind this is because insulin, the hormone in our bodies that helps us to use sugar, doesn’t work properly in some overweight people. This may be because excess fat in the body means our cells can’t use insulin in the right way. The overall effect of this is that sugar can’t be taken up by the cells, and we end up with too much sugar staying in our bloodstream.

According to Nutracheck Expert, Dr Janet Aylott “Losing weight helps to reduce the amount of body fat. This can have a positive effect on the effectiveness of insulin in the body, resulting in better management of blood sugar levels. For someone with Type 2 Diabetes who is overweight, there is no downside to losing weight as long as it’s done sensibly. Reducing calorie intake with a healthy balanced diet, and being more active, can have a huge impact on an individual’s health.”

Too much blood sugar (blood glucose) can cause the symptoms of diabetes – and can also lead to other complications such as high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney problems and sometimes blindness.

Losing weight has been shown to reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The reduction in body fat means insulin works better at taking sugar up into the cells, the overall effect being that blood sugar levels are controlled more effectively. The symptoms that someone with Type 2 diabetes might experience, may reduce and in some cases, even disappear.

A Nutracheck member, recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes says: “After a few years fluctuating with my weight, being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes was the reason I decided to get ‘back on the wagon’ and get healthy again. I have already lost half a stone and as well as feeling better within myself, my clothes are getting looser and my friends have been commenting on the difference also. I am keeping a close eye on my blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol and my aim is to get back to a healthy BMI. My end goal is to lose another 12-17lbs. Nutracheck is really helping me get back to better health through weight loss – I like the weight monitoring element so I can see how I progress. I also like being able to keep track of my total calories and see how extra exercise is contributing to my goals”.

About Nutracheck: 

  • Nutracheck is an innovative calorie counter and food diary App and website which tracks what you eat to help you manage your weight.
  • It’s fast and easy to use: Tracking your calories takes less than 10 minutes a day to do. Nutracheck holds the largest UK food database with photos of over 160,000 products to help you find exactly what you’re eating.
  • This isn’t a fad diet and no foods are banned; it works by making a person more aware of their food choices and how much they are eating.
  • The Nutracheck App is the top selling diet App in the UK Apple store. The Nutracheck website is rated the UK’s No. 1 diet site on

For more information about Nutracheck visit or call Karen Veness on 07968 049528 or email