Mary's story to beating Type 2 diabetes

Mary has attended the NHS Healthier You Diabetes Prevention programme at the Kindle Centre in Hereford. Mary started her journey in December 2018 and she has been able to share some of her experiences with us and also some fantastic results.

What was the best part of the programme for you?

How informative the course was about nutrition – you knew why you were eating certain foods and not others, and how this affected the body.

What was the hardest part of the programme for you?

There were no hard parts. I really found no difficulties along the way – it was such an easy course to go through.

What did you think of the support groups?

The groups were excellent – the staff (Odell, Marie and Kay) were lovely, they almost became your friend! You were made to feel like you were part of a group and included in everything.

Did you find the plan easy to follow?

Yes absolutely, it was very easy to follow. The orange Xpert book was very informative and I still look through it now.

Did you feel supported throughout the programme?

Yes absolutely, the coaches were excellent. Any queries were answered straight away, but everything was covered anyway.

How did the programme change your life?

I am more confident and feel more positive. I have lost 2 stone in weight and 7 inches off my waist!

Will you continue to follow the programme now you have finished?

Yes, without a doubt. There is no way I am going backwards!

Would you recommend the programme to others, and why?

Yes, I already have! It’s sustainable, and it’s very different from going to slimming clubs – I was never hungry even after reducing my portions.

Do you mind sharing your results? If so, what has the improvement been?

  • 2 stone lost in weight despite an underactive thyroid
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • 7 inches off waist
  • Increased energy and confidence
  • Reduced blood glucose well into the normal range!
     
If you’re like Mary and need support to change your lifestyle for the better, join our programme.