Daryl is a patient at Lockside who, in just a few months, has turned around his health.
My name is Daryl I'm 53 years old male a few months ago Dr Bircher told me I was border line diabetic. Walking up hill I was out of breath. I weighed in at 17st 8 lbs at 5ft 10 inches my waist was about 40 inches and a blood pressure of 145/80.
It was time to take action. My wife was concerned about my general health and my ever increasing weight. I joined slimming world in Stalybridge, which I thought as a male I would be the only one there, I wasn't, there were a few of us.
The help from the group is great, with some great recipes and support you get, this was the start of the new me.
I needed something in the form of exercise. I didn't fancy the gym, My daughter suggested that I take the grandson swimming.
We go once a week every week. He can now swim and I'm getting fitter.
What a difference it's made! In 3 months I have lost over a stone and half, I'm no longer out of breath walking up the hill. My waist size is down to 38 inches - soon be in a 36! My blood sugars have improved and my blood pressure is now at 120/60.
I feel so much better. I don't feel as tired now and seem to have more energy.
If you have a weight problem there is a great network of support out there. Do it now before its too late.