Anthony's story to beating Type 2 diabetes
Anthony went to visit his GP and after undertaking blood tests was told he was in the pre-diabetic stage. He was the enrolled on the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, which he found easy to follow and felt fully supported throughout the whole process.
These are his thoughts on the programme:
"The course has been excellent, very informative and eye-opening and has changed my way of thinking and habits around my eating i.e. what I eat and when I eat and do exercise. I have been able to employ the skills and tips with positive results. My coach Hannah has really helped with the enjoyment of the course, she is very knowledgeable and has that knack of making even the most boring parts of the course seem interesting. "
What was the best part of the programme for you?
Learning about the different foods and how they affect the glucose in my blood.
What was the hardest part of the programme for you?
Changing my diet ie eating and drinking habits.
How did you find the support groups?
our group was very supportive of each other and obviously Hannah was very supportive.
How has the programme changed your life?
Not changed my life, but has certainly opened my eyes to how my lifestyle impacts my health.
Will you continue to follow the programme now you have finished?
Yes, I will certainly try my best to continue to follow the programme.
Would you recommend the programme to others?
The experience for me has been very positive and I would highly recommend the course to others.