I found this blog and it is an amazing story www.39stonecyclist.com. I was lucky enough to get Weight Loss Surgery (WLS) in 2007 and it saved my life I believe, as I was a type 2 diabetic on Insulin getting worse! I needed something to help me get back to good health. I am now a regular cyclist and regular exercise and diet are the keys to keeping off diabetes or stopping it in the first place.
I hope Gaz gets lots of hits from this referral and more people follow his example. There is a lot of talk that obesity puts a drain on the NHS, so let the politicians come up with a better solution. Give people what they need, motivation and equipment with mentoring and support. WLS would not be needed in a majority of cases and we would be a lot healthier as a nation.