Diabetes Awareness Month: Retired nurses loses six stone on low carb

Each year Diabetes Awareness Month strives to bring worldwide attention to diabetes, and to commemorate this year’s campaign we’ll be showcasing some of the incredible success stories from the diabetes community.
Users of our award-winning Low Carb Program and Diabetes Forum have reported how making healthy lifestyle changes has helped them to reduce their HbA1c levels, lose weight, improve several health markers and in some cases, even put type 2 diabetes into remission.
Rachel Griffin is a moderator on the Diabetes Forum. She is a retired nurse, aged 56, and has been sharing her inspirational story in a bid to help others.
Last year she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. It came “out of the blue”, she said. She struggled to make sense of the NHS’ dietary guidelines, but when she found the Diabetes Forum she didn’t look back.
She cut her carbohydrate intake and regularly tested her blood glucose. Within eight months she had lost nearly six stone.
“I now have a non diabetic HbA1c and have lost five stone in weight.” Rachel said in January. “I feel better than I have done in years. I have immense praise for this Forum, the admins, the moderators and all the Jo public contributors, there is so much expertise here and always a response to be had, whatever the question.”
Earlier this year Rachel featured in the Oxford Mail, and she was also invited to take part in a live interview on BBC Radio Oxford.
Rachel is one of the most inspiring success stories on the Diabetes Forum, and similar stories are being more frequently reported as the benefits of eating healthily are shown to positively impact diabetes management.
Every day throughout Diabetes Awareness Month we’ll feature a success story from the diabetes community. We’ll also be active throughout the month with a number of campaigns to involve the diabetes community, and you stay updated with us on social media using the hashtag #StrongerTogether.
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