Saturday 25 March 2017

Lenny lost weight after warning

Lenny Henry lost 3.5 stone
Lenny Henry lost 3.5 stone

Lenny Henry has told how he shed 3.5 stone after being warned by doctors he could develop type 1 diabetes.

The comedian, 56, said his mother lost her legs to the illness, which eventually killed her.

He told the Daly Mail's Weekend magazine: "My mum lost two legs through diabetes and eventually died from it, so I knew I had to lose weight.

"The doctor warned me I was heading the same way.

"Dieting is tedious but I feel better for it. I was finding it difficult to get in and out of the car. It's hard, but like anything, if you put your mind to it, you can do it."

Type 1 diabetes can lead to heart disease, strokes and kidney disease.

For those who have the condition, their pancreas does not produce any insulin - the hormone which regulates blood glucose levels.

If the amount of glucose in the blood is too high, it can damage the body's organs over time, leading to a range of health problems.

Press Association

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