"Living a healthier life with the help of Active Lifestyles"

About: City Health Care Partnership CIC / Active Lifestyles Service

(as a service user),

At the end of 2011 I was told I was diabetic type 2, so I begain 2012 decided to live with it the best way I could. My GP suggested Active Lifestyles as a way of moving forward and learning what I needed to do.

I met with Laura Harris at Marmaduke health centre in Hull shortly after, she was extremely pleasant, knowledgeable and took my "vital" statistics! The most important of which was that I weighed 18st 6lbs. Laura encouraged me to do what was required and one of the most important things was to learn about my diet. I then met "Bex" at Bean St community centre for 2 sessions on health and diet. Everything was done in a pleasant, unforceful way by people who has the gift to communicate simply what is a very complex area.

I am writing this 6 months later. I have a better, healthier, smaller diet, weigh myself every Friday, I manage my diabetes without medication and was recently signed off by Laura, weighing in at 16st!!

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Response from Mark Doughty, Weight Management Development Manager, Weight Management Services, City Health Care Partnership CIC

Thank you for your comments.

I am pleased that Active Lifestyles has been able to help you and that you found Laura pleasent and knowledgeable.

Well done on losing weight and good luck in continuing your new healthier lifestyle in the future.

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