Diagnosed in 2015.
Going on DiRECT was a difficult decision to take, but it was the right one as my life has changed so much.
Joe, 58, is based in Glasgow, where he works for BT. His diagnosis of type 2 diabetes was a bolt out of the blue as he hadn’t experienced any symptoms of the condition up to that point. Joe thought long and hard about going on the DiRECT trial before committing to it. But the motivating factor for Joe was the feeling that he didn’t want to spend the rest of his life on diabetes medication. Taking part in the trial and going into remission has been a valuable experience for Joe and has turned his life around – changing his attitude towards diabetes and his lifestyle.