Diabetic Living Australia

I’M NOW taking care OF MYSELF


Within 12 months of starting her new approach, the mother of three is proud to have lost 30kg and have her blood glucose levels right back where she wanted them.

Were you surprised to be diagnosed with pre-diabetes?

It did come as a bit of a shock. I’ve always been overweight and I’ve never really cared about what I was eating or looked after myself. Then, three years ago, I damaged my spine and had surgery, which left me bedridden for three months.

I was 30 and everything started to go downhill. I was heavily medicated and feeling very sorry for myself; I’d rather give birth 50 billion times than ever go through that pain again. I put on more weight and I started feeling really

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