With a new-born daughter and two businesses to run, Chef Kuldeep Raj rarely stopped but when he started to feel unwell, he went to his GP to get a health check.
A blood test showed he had a high risk of getting Type 2 diabetes so he was referred to his local Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention programme. After just three months he had lost 13kg and his blood sugar levels had returned to safe levels.
The 39 year-old father said: “It was a shock to get the diagnosis but I wanted to make changes right away. Especially because my mum has diabetes and there’s a predisposition in the family.
As a chef I know how to make tasty meals but I can’t say I was educated on the effects each food group has on the body. The educator, Jo didn’t suggest crash dieting; instead, she proposed we start slowly to let healthier eating become a normal part of life.