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Weight-loss star

Can a low-carb diet reverse type 2 diabetes? One reader and her GP explain how a strict eating and exercise plan dramatically turned her health around

DONNA GUNNER, 51

HEIGHT 5ft 2in

WEIGHT BEFORE

13st 13lb (88.5kg)

BMI BEFORE

35

DRESS SIZE BEFORE

18/20

WAIST BEFORE

36in (91.4 cm)

HEALTH PROBLEMS

Type 2 diabetes with HbA1C (glycated haemoglobin) level of 52 • high blood pressure • raised cholesterol • migraines • irritable bowe• syndrome • low mood plus anxiety

WEIGHT NOW

10st 13lb (69kg)

BMI NOW

27

DRESS SIZE NOW

10

WAIST NOW

28in (71.1cm)

HEALTH NOW

Diabetes in remission, with HbA1C of 38 (in normal range) • normal cholesterol • blood pressure greatly reduced • no migraines • no IBS symptoms • no low mood or anxiety

‘I’ve lost 3st and come off diabetes medication’

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Is someone or something getting in the way of your weight loss? Our experts help you take back control and get the results you want. We help you beat the diet saboteurs, keep a food diary for better health and offer inspiration from a reader (and her doctor) who put her type 2 diabetes into remission. We've got loads of delicious, leaner recipes, including Gordon Ramsay specials, a tailor-made diet plan, plus ways to fight your fitness phobias!