S: I was 27 when I was first diagnosed withdiabetes.

I didn’t understand what diabetes was, I injected insulin with every meal andat bed time.

My life then spiralled out of any form of control because I’d lost control.

My life was run by the medication.

I’d already got one child and we’d beentrying for 13, 14 years to get pregnant again.

The heartbreak every month to find out you’renot pregnant was devastating.

The turning point was walking in, sittingdown and being asked what is it that you want? G: I knew my job was to help Sarah to understandwhat was happening in her body.

How diabetes was affecting her, how the treatments shewas taking were affecting her, but probably omst importantly how the food was having animpact on all of that.

S: she made me feel like I was a person, Iwasn’t just another number, I wasn’t just another diagnosis.

I was somebody that wasworth fighting to save.

G: We were going to do changes that wouldrequire Sarah doing a lot of this by herself or with her family, and it was really importantto spend time so that she really understood this so she felt empowered.

S: I changed the diet by reducing the potato intake, by reducing the pasta intake.

I gaveeverybody a smaller dinner plate.

As each week went on the weight was coming off, andthat then gave me the incentive to push it, to carry on.

G: I knew that Sarah wanted to pregnant, but I was also aware that she had polycystic ovariansyndrome.

I knew that if we could help Sarah to lower her insulin levels, there was a chancethat she would be able to become pregnant.

S: Within three weeks I’d lost the nighttime insulin, I no longer had the needle at bed time.

I think it was about two or threemonths in, I’d lost all medication completely.

I didn’t need it, I’d put my diabetesinto remission.

I’ve lost nine and a half stone.

I’velost more weight than I actually weigh.

The change in me to see my son smiling, becausemum’s chasing him through a field.

I’d never done that.

It was about eight monthsafter I first started seeing Glynis, that we found out I was pregnant.

Peter was bornin August 2017, we’ve then gone on to have Alfred.

It is truly amazing.

If you feel likeI did, do what I’ve done.

Glynis was there to push me along and I shallbe eternally grateful for her to doing that, but I had to change and I had to realise thatI wanted that.

G: From seeing somebody that was so sad, toknowing her now with this beautiful family.

She’s living a life.

S: She made me feel like my life was worth living.

And if it hadn’t been for her, Idon’t know where I’d be now.

You need somebody to be there and support you the waythat Glynis supported me.