There is potentially very exciting news for sufferers of type 2 diabetes, normally a chronic illness with people needing more and more tablets, and eventually insulin. It's early stages for an ongoing study by the charity Diabetes UK. The study selected 11 type 2 diabetics and used a powerful scanner to monitor fat in the pancreas which regulates blood sugar levels. Results so far have found that by placing patients on a strict diet of just 600 calories a day consisting of slimming shakes, non-starchy vegetables, tea and zero-calorie drinks that after just one week, their early morning blood sugar levels had returned to normal. The study is ongoing. After two months results showed that the fat in the pancreas of each patient in the study had returned to normal levels and the pancreas was making insulin normally.