My specialists told me that diabetes is part of life now, “you have to live this way and it’s forever.” I realised this was totally untrue. I had six kids, and they’d just lost their mum to cancer. I wasn’t going to let Type 2 diabetes take me away too. I left my job and took over both roles as dad and mum. But I had to put myself first. If you don’t, there’s no way to look after your family. We put ourselves so far down the bottom, we forget ourselves. We don’t look after ourselves.

At the end of the day, I realised that you have that control. Everyone has that power, it’s just a matter of tuning into it. That mana you have within yourself, you just have to use it. You’ll fail – I’ve failed many times. But failure is basically progress because you’ve tried something different. It doesn’t mean that’s the end, it just means you’re a step closer to finding the answer.
I remember the day my specialist rang me up and said “I can’t believe it! You’re not diabetic. Let me just tell you that now. How did you do it?”

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