64-year-old with type 2 diabetes lacing up his running boots for January challenge

A 64-year-old man has been running every single day this month in a bid to place his type 2 diabetes into remission.

Paul Taylor, who’s from Barrowford in Lancashire, determined to vary his way of life after alongside his type 2 diabetes he grew to become greater than 4 stone chubby and developed hypertension.

Mr Taylor joined the Up and Active crew primarily based in his native space, sparking a New Year’s well being drive which helps him to get fitter and stay a more healthy life.

He can be participating in ‘Run Every Day’ (RED) January to assist psychological well being charity Mind, has accomplished the Couch to 5k initiative and signed up to Trawden Athletics Club. Within 9 weeks he has managed to run 5 kilometres.

So far, he has shed two and a half stone and acquired his blood glucose ranges beneath management, resulting in him coming off his type 2 diabetes treatment.

He instructed Lancashire Telegraph: “So at 64 years outdated, 16 stone and 10 kilos, which for me is greater than 4 stone chubby and with type 2 diabetes and hypertension, I knew it needed to be time to do one thing.

“I set myself just a few objectives within the health club on the treadmill to stroll additional, a bit quicker and with a slight gradient.

“I’ve ran 69k since the start of January and I’m just going to keep on running. It’s all for a worthy cause and is something I really enjoy doing.”

To sponsor Mr Taylor, go to his Just Giving web page.

As nicely as train, weight-reduction plan may play a significant position within the battle in opposition to type 2 diabetes. More than 250,000 individuals have signed up to our award-winning Low Carb Program, and outcomes present that after 12 months customers scale back their common HbA1c by 1.2% and 37% scale back their dependency on treatment.