A woman has reversed her type 2 diabetes diagnosis after losing seven stone in weight.
Amanda Hey (pictured) from Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, had previously been told by her doctor that her weight of 17 stone was putting her at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but she ignored the warning.
Speaking to the Mirror, she said: “I carried on with my life and didn’t change my diet. But I was always exhausted and constantly thirsty – I was drinking more than three litres of water a day and I still felt unquenched.”
Amanda was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes just months before her 40th birthday. She had already been told that she was suffering from an underactive thyroid and going onto more medication made her take action.
Amanda joined a slimming club where she lost four stone. At her six-month GP review she was told her blood sugar levels were close to being normal again.
A full year after her diagnosis Amanda had managed to lose a total of seven stone and she was completely symptom free.
The mother-of-two, who is now a trim size eight having dropped six dress sizes, said her healthcare team were very pleased with her progress.
“The nurse was absolutely delighted and said I was her star pupil. I felt so proud. I look completely different and people are always surprised at my age and think I am about 30,” she said.
“I’d joined Slimming World briefly a few years before. I wasn’t ready for it but this time I was determined things would be different. The diagnosis did me a favour.”
Amanda began to cook meals from scratch and stopped snacking. She also started exercising. Now weighing in at just over 10 stone, Amanda said she would never go back.
“After a few months of losing weight, I felt like a new woman. I still have to be careful but I am in this for the long haul. I want my kids to be proud of me. My life has completely changed.”
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