"Life changing help received through the Live Life Better program"

About: Live Life Better Derbyshire / Specialist Weight Management

(as the patient),

I went to my GP to seek assistance with food related allergies/intolerance and IBS which seemed to be getting worse. I think he knew that the fastest way to see a Dietician was through the Live Life Better specialist weight management service so he referred me (I also needed to loose weight).

Pippa and Mary have been so supportive and I was very fortunate that Mary (the dietician) had just been on a training course for the FODMAP diet (for IBS) which she had me follow. The results have been truly life changing for me - I did not realise that I had an issue with so many foods - and now I feel so much better!

I am very grateful for the continued support that I receive from both Pippa and Mary and would recommend this to anyone that has IBS/digestive issues and is having trouble pinpointing what not to eat.

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Response from Rachel Holt, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences of our specialist weight management service within Live Life Better Derbyshire.

Because we are a team of different professions with different skills and knowledge we can build our assessment and interventions around each client to design a weight loss programme around your individual needs and lifestyle.

In this case it's great to hear that the expertise of our dietitian Mary and the support of your weight management adviser Pippa helped you to lose weight as well as address your underlying food allergies to improve your health and well being and to help you feel so much better.

We hope your health and quality of life continues to improve with the new skills, knowledge and lifestyle that you are adopting.

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