Pauline Durham is just an ordinary person who has done an extraordinary thing. She had diabetes, didn’t like how it made her feel, so rid herself of it along with her high blood pressure, through changing her diet.
Pauline is not a doctor or medically trained in any way, but did some reading and changed her habits. We wanted Pauline to share her story with us because, as her very own doctor says, she is inspirational!
Events meant that Pauline moved onto taking insulin. Being a very petit lady she weighed in at 8.5 stone but a month down the line she was up to 9.5. Pauline couldn’t walk properly as every limb ached, the pain was just incredible – a side affect of the insulin. This was the turning point. Pauline did not like what she saw in the mirror. She chatted to her husband and he looked up loads of things on line and found a book written by Doctor Michael Mosley “The eight week blood sugar diet”. He had actually had diabetes himself. So Pauline and her husband decided that day, that they would do this 800 calorie blood sugar diet.
Pauline takes us through her ups and downs, how she decreased her medication and finally became medication free! She chose not to continue with her old habits because her quality of life now is far better than when she was diabetic. A new regime and new way of eating.
Pauline has shown great resilience by taking responsibility for herself and making choices. Saying NO because what you want is more important. It’s about asking for help when you need it and getting support from family and friends.
It’s very hard not to be inspired – so thank you Pauline for sharing your story!