My Diabetes Experience

Below are members’ descriptions of their diabetes experiences. If you would like to share your diabetes experiences, good or bad, please send them in an email to and we will publish them on this page. No personal identifiers will be shown unless requested. We have found that we can learn a lot from other peoples’ stories.

WAKE UP CALL – Are you Type 2 Diabetic?

My name is Brian Urwin, I am the CEO of Think Healthy Me CIC and Founder/Chairperson of Health and Business in Thanet (HABIT). I am also Founder/Chairman of the Thanet Diabetes Community Support Group and Ambassador for Public Health Collaboration.

My mission is: “to inspire people to live healthy lifestyles in order to achieve their desired life potential”.

You can beat Diabetes – I Have

By Brian Urwin

In 1988 at the age of 52 my GP looked me in the eye and said, “Mr Urwin I have to inform you that you have type 2 Diabetes.” I had no idea what this meant. I asked the question “Can you please explain what this means and what I can do to continue to live healthily with the disease?” His response was: “Your body is producing too much sugar and can lead to serious health threats such as a heart attack and damage/ loss of eyesight. I’m sorry to say that you will have to learn to live with the disease for life”


   “I Did It My Way”

My name is Brian Urwin. It is July 2019.

I’m feeling very happy because, following 31 years being diagnosed, I have reversed this serious diabetes disease. Since 1988 I had been led to believe by the medical profession that it was not possible to reverse this disease. It is responsible for many health problems throughout one’s life. I had experienced perhaps the most serious of these 19 years ago whilst in a foreign country. This was a cardiac arrest. Fortunately, I live to tell this tale by writing this brief case study aimed at helping others, who know of me, to learn from my personal achievement.

John Hall – 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.