News Input by Kamal Prabhakar UK Head Hello Mumbai News :
I put my diabetes into remission by adopting a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise.
Ten years ago, I was on medication & always unwell. Three years ago, before my 50th birthday my family set me a challenge “to reverse my diabetes” I didn’t think it could be done but after some research I found a diet to help me. I was told the good news that I reversed my diabetes a few days before my birthday & I was so happy but this was only the beginning of my journey of health.
Exercise, I always found hard so I joined a local running group which I found to be very supportive. I started slow but was soon running 5K then learnt to swim front crawl & then on to learn to ride a bike at age 47. Before long, my coach had me taking part in triathlons & running half marathons. I went from living a sedentary lifestyle to training for triathlons & half marathons, it was very challenging but gradually as I got fitter, I started to enjoy all three disciplines, running, cycling & swimming but please don’t mistake me for a real triathlete. I just loved the social aspect of group too & was lucky to meet the most amazing people who helped me on my journey.
Covid 19 :
In March 2020 we were hit by a new kind of terrorist …. COVID 19, people with underlying issues like Diabetes meant I was more at risk of getting it & becoming seriously ill but I tried not to worry about it, I just kept myself as healthy as I could so I would be strong enough to fight it.
Then came Lockdown, all group activities stopped & with that all social interactions came to a stop too. I found myself watching a lot of television, one day as I sat making my energy balls, I thought about how all my friends loved them & so I approached the local coffee shop where they were serving takeaway teas, coffees, cakes & pastries. I asked if they would be interested in selling my energy balls as a healthier option, with corona virus people were being more careful about what they were eating & so that’s how Pinnergy my business was born, now I sell my energy balls in two local Farm shops & the local coffee shop & I also learnt a new skill & created my own website which I’m getting orders through now too.
And now on a mission to make the world a healthier place with my nutritional energy balls.
Diabetes will always be part of my life,
even though I am fit & healthy with good blood glucose levels I still have to be careful with my diet. As soon as I stop eating healthy, I know I will put on weight & my blood glucose will go up, there are so many complications that arise from this, causing compromised health especially in our Asian community. I hope I can inspire our community to a healthier lifestyle with diet & exercise so they too can be fitter & stronger to fight COVID.