Until recently, we thought that type 2 diabetes was a lifelong condition. But in 2017, the results of the DiRECT study revealed that it is possible for some people to go into remission. Professor Mike Lean and Professor Roy Taylor revealed that through a weight management programme, it’s possible for some people with type 2…

By the time 22 February arrived I was itching to start the Swim22 challenge. Armed just with a towel, a pair of goggles, and a pair of running shorts that doubled as swim trunks (I’d actually lost weight during training, and my one and only pair of trunks no longer fitted) I set off for…

As I mentioned in my previous blog, on 27 January 2019 I took to the pool for the first time to start my Swim22 training. I managed two lengths before stopping: out of breath, aching, and tired. I’m not ashamed to say, I was rubbish. Even my 12 year old son, Freddie, teased my lack…