What do folks here think of the Newcastle Prof. Roy Taylor's study in reversing type 2 diabetes with a strict 8 week diet regime? I'm 73, and a retired NHS Ward Charge Nurse/RGN. A recent PSA blood test revealed Type 2 sugar levels & I was sent to the diabetic nurse & refereed to the doctor specialising in diabetes. I felt I was on a conveyor belt, being prescribed Metformin, along with diet classes & exercise classes. I told her I'd been a healthcare professional for 30yrs with no effect & the Newcastle study I wanted to discussed was waved away & I was told to only look at the BDA & ADA websites. MIMS says Metformin can be used where exercise & dieting has not shown weight loss. In the 2 weeks since I was told I had Type2 I've not had a chance to loose much since my change of diet & was shocked to be put straight on to medication. I'm going to try something similar to the Newcastle diet regime for swift weight loss & wonder if anyone else tried it, & what the results were? Oh, I will talk to my GP about it too.