I had shed 9st after snacking on chocolate at at 1am, 2am and 3am left me with Type 2 diabetes – The Sun

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LIFE is sweet for mum Connie Bott now she has ditched sugar.

Connie had chocs stashed in each room and snacked several times a night.

  Connie Bott shed 9st after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

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Connie Bott shed 9st after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetesCredit: Dave Nelson
  Connie used to get up at night to tuck into chocolate treats

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Connie used to get up at night to tuck into chocolate treats

But her guilt, and extra pounds, started to go as she began the Low Carb Program. Connie, 52, has shed almost 9st and her health fears.

She says: "Chocolate was my best friend. I used to eat family. Galaxy bars, tins of Quality Street and Roses. I d wake up at 1am, 2am and 3am to tuck in. "

Connie, of Sheffield, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2013. She weighed 19st and wore size 22-24.

Her blood glucose level (HbA1c) was 65 – above the type 2 diabetes threshold of 48.

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Her prescribed doctor Gliclazide and Linagliptin, and she tried to slim by cutting calories. But she was so addicted to sugar, it took her weeks to stop craving it.

She found the Low Carb Program, through diabetes.co.uk.

It became a further 5st and reduced her blood glucose level. She is now off medication and her type 2 diabetes is in remission.

Husband Martyn, 57, a former driving instructor, has shed 3st by sharing her healthy meals.

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She is drinking plenty of water all day helps – and still gets her choc fix but in a healthier way. She says: “I like 85 per cent dark chocolate with a soft filling.

"You cannot do what I 've done by eating just lettuce.

"Try good alternatives, which you look forward to. Discipline, and belief, can’t be underestimated. Take each achievement as a pat on the back. "

Sons Stephen, 31, Jonathan, 28, and Jacob, 18, agreed the new routine has changed their mum beyond recognition.

Connie adds: “I had lost myself. I wouldn't go out unless I had and stopped having my hair done. My confidence was shot. "

Now, at 10st 12lb, she says: “I would recommend the Low Carb Program. You´ll be surprised how simple and satisfying it is. "

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