Coleen Nolan uncovers huge health concern

She's only recently split from her husband of 11 years, but now Coleen Nolan has revealed that she is suffering from another personal woe.

While appearing on a new ITV documentary, the 53-year-old was told some worrying health news – that she could be on the path to developing Type 2 diabetes.

Coleen was taking part in the two-part series, The Fast Fix: Diabetes, where five volunteers undergo a drastic, low-calorie diet, to see if they can reverse their Type 2 diabetes.

While on the show, she found out that she was pre-diabetic, meaning her blood sugar level is far higher than it should be. However, it also means that she has not developed the condition yet.

Coleen Nolan then underwent a lifestyle transformation, where she hoped to lose around 5kg, in order to lower her risk of diabetes.

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), changing your lifestyle could lower your risk of diabetes by around 40-70%, if you are already prediabetic.

The mum-of-three also discussed the impact of her recent diagnosis, while on Loose Women. She and her fellow panellists were taking part in a rather bizarre ‘death-clock’ test, to find out when they might die.

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The test, also taken by Dr. Hillary Jones, was designed to see if the ladies’ current lifestyles put them at risk of an early death.

Coleen decided not to take part in the ‘test’, confessing that her recent prediabetes diagnosis has left her even more anxious about death then ever before. She explained that she’d rather live with the unknown, than potentially find out when she may die…

She said, “I just found out I was prediabetic on this show”, and went on to joke, “And then I was going to find out I’ll probably die next week.

“I have had so much death in my family, my sister, my other sister with breast cancer and now I’m pre-diabetic.”

The star continued, “There are just some things I don’t want to know, even if it says you’re not going to die until you’re 91. That would play on my mind, I have a thing about death.

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“I know I’m going to die, I just don’t want to focus on a number because it will just make me anxious.”

While Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong, irreversible condition, it’s thought that Type 2 can be reversed by a healthy, active lifestyle.

While sufferers still need to take medication, you may be able to lower your blood sugar levels by enjoying a good, healthy diet and exercise.

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