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Meeting diabetes head on

My name is Phil, and I’m a married man in his 40’s who happens to enjoy fine dining and even finer wines. You see, since the age of 30, I’ve eaten pretty much whatever food I have felt like. I just didn’t care about the consequences, who cares if I piled on a few extra wheelbarrows of padding along the way? Married life certainly agreed with me, or at least that was what I thought. So fast forward to 2014 and my wife and I decided to upgrade our life insurance and we chose a popular brand for this honour. They needed to run a mini health screening to ensure that we wouldn’t pop our clogs during the first year. Everything seemed fine except for my urine test sample. The nurse asked me if I had diabetes, I was shocked and replied in the negative. To cut a long and tedious story short, about 4 weeks later I discovered that I had developed type 2 diabetes somewhere between a few ice creams and my penchant for frozen wine gums!

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Paul, UK