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Aylesbury woman wants us to see diabetes differently

Diabetes

Published by Dan Gooding at 2:00pm 12th June 2019. (Updated at 2:05pm 12th June 2019)

A woman who is rallying people in Aylesbury to fight diabetes has told us it's imperative to see the disease "differently."

Sandra Ewers says we have to stop thinking it's just linked to obesity.

She developed Type 2 Diabetes and lost two stone.

Sandra said:

"Often they say it's the shape that you are, it's your visceral fat around the middle.

"I was overweight, however my sisters both have diabetes and they are extremely slim ladies.

"So they must have had fat under their stomachs that we couldn't see, so it isn't all about weight."

She found out she was ill after being on holiday two years ago, finding herself extremely thirsty and tired.

At the end of the holiday, she developed blurred vision, which is a sign of diabetes.

Sandra now helps others to get fitter and eat better and says anyone can do it:

"Slow steps, set yourself some goals and make it achievable.

"So it might be 'I'm going to walk down that road for ten minutes' and then gradually build up."

She came to us as part of Diabetes Week 2019.

You can find out more here.

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