Adopting a healthy new lifestyle routine helped Claire lose weight and reverse symptoms of the condition.
When Claire Levy started to notice her eyesight had deteriorated, and was finding it difficult to read road signs whilst driving, she realised these symptoms could be the early stages of developing type 2 diabetes.
Claire, 56, of Hull, was perhaps fortunate that she noticed the warning signs early – having worked for DRWF over the last five years in fundraising and communications.
Her story has been featured in the January 2018 issue of At Home magazine – available to read here.
For many people developing type 2 diabetes can come as a complete surprise, as the condition can develop over a period of time without any obvious symptoms. However this is not always the case.
In Claire’s case, noticing the symptoms herself that she had heard so much about in her work, was a wake-up call.
Claire had learned a lot about type 2 diabetes and had already made some lifestyle changes, losing weight and joining a gym, however that did not prevent her developing some obvious symptoms of the condition in February 2017.
Claire said: “Working for a diabetes charity that offers diabetes wellness events to help people have a better understanding and learn good diabetes self-management skills meant I had, perhaps, a better than average knowledge about the lifestyle changes I should make.”
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Claire’s story will also be featured in the March 2018 issue of the DRWF monthly newsletter Diabetes Wellness News. Don’t miss out on the great articles featured, subscribe now