This week is National Diabetes’ Week and Type 2 diabetes (otherwise known as Adult Onset Diabetes) is a disease that, unfortunately, is on the rise due to the explosion in obesity rates. The number of adults with Type 2 diabetes has more than doubled since 1981 (source: International Diabetes Institute 2006). Type 2 diabetes is more common among those aged 45 years and over, however it is increasingly developing at younger ages, and in recent years cases have been seen in children and young people.
Belinda Carter, entrant in Slimmer of the Season (Winter), knew she had to lose weight when she completed a health questionnaire and discovered that she was classified as a borderline diabetic, due to her excess weight and high blood pressure. This sudden health ‘shock’ was the wake-up call she needed, especially as she had also become concerned that her size 16 clothes were beginning to feel a little uncomfortable! Time to take action and get into her goal weight clothes size, the elusive 12!
Belinda called Jennie at The Natural Way and was so impressed with what the programme offered, she got started straight away. Belinda was amazed to discover how quickly the weight came off. Belinda says, “I have tried many other weight loss products in the past without any success. The meals suited my whole family. It was great to have the weekly one-on-one consultations as it kept me on track and the advice was down to earth and encouraging.”
After starting the programme at 86kg, Belinda is today 12.5kg lighter and lost that excess weight in only 17 weeks. She feels slim and happy – and confident that she won’t be facing a future as a diabetic.
Belinda is one of our many success stories – after all, we have helped thousands of people to lose weight for more 30 years – and we know we can help you too! Call The Natural Way on 1300 SLIMMER (7546637) or find out more about our programme at www.thenaturalway.com.au
Belinda is one of the entrants in our Winter Slimmer of the Season competition. If you want to see Belinda, and some of our other fantastic slimmers, please go to our voting website where you could win $500! Log onto www.slimmeroftheyear.com