Preventing and managing type 2 diabetes is always a huge topic for exante. We love hearing about how exante diet plans have helped people improve their health and wellbeing.
This year, in view of Diabetes Awareness Week 2021, we wanted to celebrate our customers’ diabetes success stories. In this post, we hear from two ladies who used exante to help them manage their diabetes and even to put their diabetes into remission!
Lindsey lost 8.5 stone using exante…
‘”2020 was a year that changed lives forever. It brought me to my senses as I was 63 with Type 2 diabetes and obesity. I was told if I had Covid, my chances of surviving would be hugely compromised. To lose weight, I took on a walking challenge for dementia and, to everyone’s surprise, walked over a million steps in 3 months – nearly 500 miles! My photo shows me after I reached my 1,000,000th step. It was the only day I wore my dementia top as it was way too small for me but the largest they did at 2XL.
I lost 1½ stone by cutting carbs during this but it started creeping back as soon as it was over in September. I needed another challenge so set out to reverse my diabetes. I sought medical advice from my consultant, Dr Arthur Ogunko at my local hospital, and my exante journey began at the end of October. At my second appointment in early February, I got the fantastic news that my diabetes had been reversed!
“In early February, I got the fantastic news that my diabetes had been reversed!”
I’ve always been overweight – I’ve been on so many diets since the age of 10, but have never lost so much or stuck to any for as long as this. I’m totally committed and hope to lose a little more. At my heaviest in my thirties I weighed 18st 2lb. I’m now in the 9 stones so how great would it be to become half the person I was? A bonus to all this is the hospital were so impressed by my results, they’ve asked if I would like to be involved if and when they can offer VLCDs on the NHS! Last year I was 14st 13lb and I’m now 9st 6lb and I can’t believe that I’ve done it!
By June 2021, I reached my target of a healthy BMI of 24.9! I’m planning to move to 5:2 now as I’d like to lose another 7lb before I maintain my new healthy weight!’
Stacey’s 4 stone loss…
‘I’m now 41 and I’ve been diabetic since 2011 after my second pregnancy. I have been overweight for a long time. My diabetes gradually got worse & I started taking insulin in 2016 as tablets weren’t controlling it very well.
I have tried various other well-known diet plans always struggles to stick to them – any weight I did manage to lose went back on very quickly plus more even more weight. My diabetic nurse had recommended an 800 calorie diet to help control my Diabetes. This is when I discovered exante! I ordered the 4 week box & started on 1st January 2021 & so far have lost 4 stone in weight.
“I am feeling so positive for the future & hoping to be off insulin entirely!”
I’ve reduced my insulin doses drastically from 40 -60 units twice daily to 10 units twice & my glucose readings are perfect. When I visited my diabetic nurse in March, she was extremely pleased with my progress! I am still continuing my exante journey as I’d like to lose another 5 to 7 stone to be at a healthy weight. I am feeling so positive for the future & hoping to be off insulin entirely for when I have my next appointment with my nurse.’
Sharon’s 2.5 stone loss…
“I’m so determined to get my life back in control and live a healthy life, diabetes free!”
“In 2004, I had my daughter I piled on 6.5 stone making me 21stone – this is when I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Since that point, I struggled with my weight for years after that, so in 2012 I looked for other ways to help; I had a gastric bypass done which led me to lose a lot of weight. I got down to 10stone at one point which I was so pleased with!
The euphoria didn’t last long though as I soon got diagnosed with depression and borderline personality disorder. I was given medication, which subsequently were weight gainers. I was also diagnosed with fibromyalgia and IBS – at the time, my diabetes was under control but I soon started to gain weight and I ballooned up to 17stone 6 last year during the pandemic.
In March, I decided to try exante! So far, I have lost 2 stone 5 and I’ve felt much happier and healthier in myself. I’m hoping the next visit to the GP for my blood tests will see the hbn1c numbers drop, all thanks to exante. I’m so determined to get my life back in control and live a healthy life, diabetes free!”
Sophie is a Registered Associate Nutritionist, with a BSc (hons) Nutrition degree and background in working with patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Sophie is a dedicated foodie, with lots of experience in food and nutrition education.