Weight loss – A Challenge
I was on insulin and found that weight loss was impossible. I joined slimming world and lost almost no weight at all. I was on 4 times daily insulin ( 1 injection wth each meal and a bed time insulin.).. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the age of 42 and had been injecting myself for 10 years. My medication list was growing with 2 tablets for cholesterol to get the cholesterol under control. Now I have lost 10 pounds and have excellent control with my most recent HbA1c of 41 (excellent control according to my doctor). I have dropped one cholesterol tablet… listen to my story….
I felt I had always been in control of my weight till my knee pain started. I was struggling to walk and with pain, this was getting me down.. I was finally scheduled for knee surgery but at preopertaive clinic was told that I needed further heart investigations.. I needed a valve surgery before my knee could be tackled.. My weight started to pile on and I went up from 11st 3lb to close to 13 stone. My diabetes control worsened and I had to be started on insulin. I was barely able to walk 100 yards without pain in my knees… listen to my story….