July 13, 2017

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:


Carina has lost 15kg so far, and has reversed her diagnosis of pre-diabetes without medication.

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!


Lynn lost 31kg, got off her insulin medication, and has reduced other diabetes medications.

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.