“I found out I was borderline diabetic when I was going for surgery. It was a big shock. If you don’t check these things out, you can end up having a stroke. That’s how my mum found out she was diabetic – when she had a stroke. My brother also has diabetes.
“I have high blood pressure, but it’s under control. I have diabetes too. My GP put me on a diet programme to help get my diabetes into remission. I did an online programme over a year. I started going to the gym and also walking. Now I do aquarobics, soca dance, and body conditioning classes, which is lifting weights, as well as changing my diet. And with all of that, I’ve been able to halve the amount of medication I take to keep my blood pressure under control.
“The way to go is to exercise, and watch what I eat and drink, that’s working for me.”