We’re in the middle of Diabetes Week, and to draw attention to the role diet plays in the management of Type 2 Diabetes, we’d like to introduce two of our lovely members.
Most treatments for Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) treat the symptoms rather than the cause. T2D is a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism, where the body does not efficiently respond to the blood glucose-lowering effects of insulin. It makes sense, then, that treatment would include reducing dietary carbohydrate intake. This is what our members have done.
Now for their stories:
I had been told by doctors on two occasions that I was pre-diabetic and things needed to change. However I did not take this seriously until the third time, in November 2016!
The doctor informed me if I didn’t take my results seriously I would end up being diabetic and needing to be medicated. I did not want to go down that path so I made the call to Healthy Inspirations in Napier. Explained my health problems and away we went from there. I knew from my past that being on Healthy Inspirations in Tauranga that the programme worked for me!
So in February it was off to the doctor again to see if I had managed to reverse my results from November. I am happy to say I did reverse my result and was back down to what they described as a healthy range for my blood sugar levels and was no longer in danger of becoming diabetic and taking medication for the rest of my life.
I am still following the program and with the 15kg weight loss and still going! I know my health has benefited and that I need to ensure this is a total change of lifestyle to avoid these results again in the future.
Thank you to the ladies at Healthy Inspirations Napier for helping me with my journey!
When I joined Healthy Inspirations, I had been on insulin for 15 years and was having 35 units of Insulin in the morning and 28 units at night.
I have lost 31 Kg and have been off Insulin for over 6 months and last month had my other diabetic meds cut back. I am also able to go for walks and play indoor bowls again.
I feel great.
Healthy Inspirations works in conjunction with the doctor of each T2D member so that lifestyle and medical considerations are met. It’s the best of both worlds.