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Taking control of my pre-diabetes

Rodney, a pre-diabetic patient, talks about his journey through the WW programme. 

Having lost two and a half stone, I was shocked to be diagnosed as pre-diabetic, and was referred to WW by the NHS. I will admit to being a bit skeptical;, as I’d tried a whole assortment of diets for years, and subsequently put weight back on. From day one, it felt better and more likely to succeed in changing my lifestyle. As a result, my blood sugar has now been pronounced as normal, my blood pressure is much lower, and I am now taking less tablets.

I thought that losing weight and exercising would prevent type 2 diabetes, however I was soon made aware that what you eat is important, and WW was there to help me through my journey. I have been a dieter for 50 years and it has never stuck for more than a few months. Since joining WW I have found it easy to lose weight, and even easier to keep it off. I now don't think about what to eat and keep a track with the app. Having lost weight since starting the course, I’m now on a maintenance regime, varying by about 1/4 pound per week. I am happy to say that my BMl is well within the healthy range, and I am no longer pre-diabetic.

I am now eating healthily, and realise that I will be able to carry on that way for the rest of my life. Thank you WW for changing my life for the better. With personal determination and your support and guidance I can look forward to a much longer and happier life.

The downside is that my waist size is lower than it has been for 60 years and its going to cost me a fortune in new clothes! 

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