The nurse strongly advised Sid to reconsider his diet and walk more, but despite his best intentions he would become sidetracked. Sid was on 2 types of diabetes tablets and insulin. Sid joined YMCA Gym because of the personal support that could be offered.
He worked with a YMCA fitness expert who provided him with a training programme and nutritional advice tailored to his individual needs.
Sid quickly noticed his diabetes readings improving. He no longer needed insulin and was able to reduce the dosage of other medication.
His nurse was delighted with the improvements which included a 10lbs weight loss. Sid is now more active and has less stiffness in his legs, which was originally diagnosed as the start of arthritis.