My Diabetes Experience


 I have always been a bit overweight but in my 60s my weight rose to around 112 Kg. I visited a friend in Ireland and found he had lost a lot of weight. He told me he had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a year before and was advised to go on the Blood Sugar diet by Michael Mosley. He lost around 20 Kg in a year and was then diagnosed as non diabetic. When I got back to the UK I asked my doctor to test me for diabetes and it came back positive. I was also advised to go on a diet and referred to a DERIK event in Birchington. The diet worked and I lost 18 Kg in 6 months and moved back to pre-diabetic and now in remission. Needless to say remission does not mean cure and I have to watch what I eat, and exercise is essential. I try to use my treadmill for 40 minutes five times a week, and walk to do the shopping and so on. Swimming during the summer is also good exercise.

A word of warning! Before I went on the Blood Sugar diet I tried the 5/2 diet where you eat very little on two days of the week, restricting yourself to 600 calories. I went too far with this and didn’t drink enough water and ended up freezing and passing out in the kitchen. Luckily I had my mobile and rang my wife who was upstairs and she came down and rang 999 who came very quickly and blue lighted me to the QEQM hospital A&E who revived me.