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Take Mo, who was diagnosed with diabetes Type 2 in his 50s. Below is a blitz overview of the actions
he took to improve his health.

“So there I was lying in a hospital bed having just been told I have type 2 diabetes. I suppose my
initial reaction was one of fear of the unknown. What did it mean? How will it affect my life? Have I
been irreparably damaged?” […]

“When will I be able to come off the tablets then?” I said […].

“That’s never going to be possible. You’ll have to carry on taking them, probably, for the rest of your life.” said my doctor. […]

What my doctor didn’t tell me […] was that a lot of the glucose that ends up in your body comes from other types of carbohydrate (sugar is 100% carbohydrate and fast-acting which isn’t particularly good for your body) such as potatoes, rice, bread and oats.[…].

Having type 2 diabetes forces you to focus on having a healthy lifestyle; the sort of lifestyle everyone should adopt if they want to control their weight, combat illness and improve longevity.

I soon realised that I needed to change my lifestyle and there were two things I needed to do.

The first was to change my diet […]. The second crucial change to my lifestyle was to exercise more.
[…] If you really want to achieve something, no matter how difficult it may seem, you can. Don’t
listen to others and simply tell yourself you will do it rather than you’ll try to do it. […].

Anyway my final three month test to see if I could manage my condition without tablets was up. All I needed to do now was to have my blood test, […] and face the music.

My Doctor: “It looks like you’ve managed to control your condition without the tablets; well done.”

Me: “Yes I just started eating good food and doing a bit of exercise.”

My Doctor: “Good, so how can I help you today?”

Me: “You can’t.”

 

Now in his early 60s, Mo continues to be mindful of what he eats although he is not averse to
drinking beers after a boxing match, since, yes, our super hero is also a white-collar boxer. His spine
and hamstrings have taken a bit of a battering but the wear and tear is all in a good cause, as he is
passionate about boxing. We support him on his healthy aging journey with manual therapy and
referred him for an MRI when we diagnosed a condition that could benefit from adjunctive
treatments.

To learn more about Mo and share some tips, please join us at one of our clinic members events. For
upcoming events, please contact ariana@sighealthclinic.co.uk