Case Studies

45 year old newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetic

  • overweight

  • profound dislike of cardiovascular exercise

  • used to do resistance exercise in 20s

  • diet was poor, lots of refined/free sugars

  • works at sitting at desk all day

  • started on tablets for by regular GP

One5 Health interventions:

  • discussed and informed of evidence behind  why different types of exercise (resistance, cardiovascular, high intensity interval)

  • informed on importance of why diet and nutrition with regard to diabetes incorporating awareness of glycaemic index (GI) of certain food types and physiological processes that take place in the body when these high GI foods are consumed.

Primary Plan:

  • agreed to solely resistance training as starting point with 12 week plan made for training

  • agreed safe and sustainable ways to become more active during office working day

  • agreed to address food and portion sizes as primary starting point

  • agreed to reduce refined sugar intake and become more aware of GI of certain foods

  • agreed that everyone relapses and should not be disheartened by this - as long as trajectory is positive

Primary Outcomes:

  • medications stopped by One5 Health doctor and reversal of diabetes within 6 months of initial diagnosis

  • plan has progressed now to incorporate more high intensity interval training and resistance training

  • progressed to taking up yoga and meditation as part of daily routine

  • portion sizes smaller and much more aware of impact of certain food types

  • has cut out refined/free sugars in his routine (allowing a treat now and again)

Secondary outcomes:

  • significant weight loss

  • reduced risk of disease including high blood pressure, heart disease, bowel cancer, plus much more

  • sleeping better and more sleep aware

  • more energy levels

  • reduced alcohol intake

  • feels happier

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