advertisement
Updated 25 November 2016

WATCH: How this diabetic lost 130kg

A few years ago Manie Pretorius weighed almost 200 kilograms.

0

Manie Pretorius used to be a sports enthusiast who weighed just 70 kilograms. Just a few years later, Pretorius weighed almost 200 kilograms and was diagnosed with diabetes.

No magic quick-fixes

He was surviving on multiple painkillers because his knees and back could not sustain the vast amount of weight he had put on.

Desperate, he underwent a gastric bypass operation – where parts of his stomach were stapled to make it smaller. Now healthier, Pretorius says there are no magic quick-fixes.

Losing weight and keeping the weight off is hard work, but he's now committed to staying slim, for the sake of his health.

Read more:

Diabetes 'survivors' give clues

Diabetes undetected in Africa

'Pre-diabetes,' diabetes rising among US teens

 
NEXT ON HEALTH24X
advertisement

Live healthier

Sleep better »

Most physical activities help you sleep better 10 tips for better sleep

10 reasons you may have insomnia and how fix it

Here are 10 reasons why you may have insomnia – along with possible ways to solve the problem.