Research shows that people who are overweight or obese are at a higher risk of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. But with a change in diet and a lifestyle overhaul, the possibility of developing type 2 diabetes is lowered; for some with the condition, remission may even be possible.
After being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in November 2014, 48-year-old Sandy remembers feeling guilty, ashamed and humiliated. She also recalls feeling alone and very much left to her own devices to manage the condition.
A few months later at a doctor’s appointment, Sandy learnt that her blood sugar levels were progressively increasing. Her doctor warned her that she must lose weight or she would have to start taking medication. Sandy knew she wanted to take control of her type 2 diabetes and enjoy a healthier future free from diabetes medication.
Take a look at how she was able to lose weight and take control with the OPTIFAST programme.
Starting the OPTIFAST Plan
After learning about the OPTIFAST programme, Sandy decided to embark on the OPTIFAST total diet replacement plan. Usually, the total diet replacement programme is a Six Week Plan, but Sandy chose to follow it for 12 weeks under the supervision of her GP and a dietitian.