Paul and Julia's story to preventing Type 2 diabetes

 

Paul’s story

“The course worked for me. I received the letter from Healthier You and thought I have to do something for my health. I found the course very useful and interesting, and would recommend it to anyone. I am now swimming a couple of times a week and go for regular walks. I feel so much better – before this programme started I had ongoing hip pain, however this has reduced dramatically in recent months. Overall, I have lost 4 stone and my waist has gone from 42 inches to 34 inches, this course has cost me a fortune in new clothes! My HbA1c has also gone from 45 to 31 meaning I have fully reduced my risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.”

Julia’s story

“I have been doing this programme for nearly nine months now, I’ve found it interesting, insightful and motivating. The X-PERT nutrition sessions were very helpful and Lou, my coach, was always ready to answer any questions. The exercise sessions with Kay were excellent and very enjoyable. I have started walking, and even running, every day which I wouldn’t have done without the help. We also did meditation as part of Prevention Plus, which personally I really enjoyed, and the talks on mindfulness were very helpful. I’ve reduced my HbA1c from 43 to 41 so I’m no longer pre-diabetic. I would recommend this programme to anyone who is pre-diabetic and is willing to put in the time and effort it takes to turn it around. I will miss the sessions now that
they are over. This programme is about changing your lifestyle and mental outlook – you can do it, I did!”