Written by Harry Leach and Ross Crawford.
THE amazing cooking of a loving wife has helped her husband reverse his Type 2 diabetes.
Manish Chaudhry from Redditch comes from a family with a history of obesity and diabetes.
Weighing 17 stone and having developed the condition himself, the 39-year-old sales manager and his wife Poonam decided something had to be done.
Concerned about her husband, and unknown to Manish, Poonam started to cook him healthier meals and the pounds began to drop off.
Poonam said: “People think Asian food is high in fat but I do lower fat curries too.
“When I first started serving Manish he didn’t notice the change.
“After a month I asked him to weight himself and he was astonished to see his weight had dropped by 9lbs.”
Inspired, Manish then went on to adapt other parts of his life, choosing healthier options on the road and when he was out dining.
And when he went out to India to see his family, they were stunned by what they saw.
“My family didn’t know that I had been losing weight so it was a complete shock when they saw me,” said Manish.
“They had never heard of anyone reversing their diabetes before – they thought it was impossible.
“When I explained how simple lifestyle changes could make a difference they were in disbelief.”
Professor Jonathan Valabhji, national clinical director of diabetes and obesity for NHS England said: “Around two thirds of adults and one third of children are now overweight or obese, driving higher and higher rates of Type 2 diabetes that we are now focusing huge efforts to address.
“An intensive, low-calorie weight loss programme will help patients achieve remission and importantly, help more of those who are at risk to not get it in the first place.”
For more information on type 2 diabetes head to www.nhs.uk/conditions/type-2-diabetes