Avoid being a chocoholic to beat diabetes

Diabetes UK is encouraging people to be careful what they eat and cut out sugary snacks like chocolate
Diabetes UK is encouraging people to be careful what they eat and cut out sugary snacks like chocolate

HEALTH charity Diabetes UK is asking that everyone across Milton Keynes sticks to their promise of having a healthier lifestyle this new year.

There are almost 9,000 people diagnosed with Type two diabetes across the city already. One of these people is Abdul Rais, 58, who was diagnosed in 1999.

He said: “ I was a proper ‘chocoholic’. I could eat boxes of chocolate in one go and on one occasion I had five fresh cream cakes in one day.

“However, I’ve now adjusted my diet and make a point to walk for at least half an hour after each meal. Due to adopting a healthy lifestyle I now manage my diabetes well and I believe this can also play a vital role in preventing your risk of developing Type two diabetes too.”

The charity is encouraging people to visit www.diabetes.org.uk and take its online Diabetes risk score test.