My first thought when I saw the latest newsletter & the weight loss of a Christopher Biggins being trumpeted as the main item was, who is this person to have such praise heaped upon him? I'd not heard of him before but it appears he developed Type 2 & went to Germany to loose weight. My second thought was why trumpet this trip & why go to Germany ? It doesn't say much about Mr.Biggin's faith in the facilities or services here in the UK. With UK health care taking the beating it is from the Tory government it would be a boost if the publicity had been aimed at the work carried out here rather than at presumably, expensive German operations. I'm a retired SRN & reversed my T2 by loosing 3 stones in 3 months using the Newcastle Diet. It was simple & easy demanding only application & perseverance. T2 reversal by weight loss has been known about for very many years & Professor Taylor at Newcastle University has done much in this regard. There are many many success stories here in this forum to choose from, after all. Perhaps the editorial people at Diabetes UK should look closer to home to publish the efforts & success in this country rather than give free advertising to German health farms.