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‘Being told I had diabetes was the best thing that could have happened‘

“Learning I had diabetes didn’t come as too much of a shock to be honest. On top of the fact that I was excessively thirsty and found myself needing the toilet all the time, you can’t eat like I had been and think that something wasn’t going to happen.

“Two years ago I gave up smoking and I started eating chocolate and chips as a replacement. My weight climbed steadily until I reached 130kg, a milestone that coincided with the yearly blood test my

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