I have type 2 diabetes and in July 2017 my HbA1c was 82 (not good). My doctor told me I needed to take action, so by doing more walking and cutting down on what I ate I managed to reduce it to 48 by May 2018. The doctor suggested I could improve it even further by getting my heart rate up and 'get a bit breathless' so I started C25K and graduated in July. Since then I've kept up the running three days a week, with walking and cycling other days and one chill-out/rest day. The good news is that last week my HbA1c was down to 41 which is normal (non-diabetic range) and the doctor has said that if I can maintain that for the next six months he'll take me off all meds. I'm 58, couldn't have run 15 yards, and now, thanks to C25K, I'm looking and feeling fitter and healthier than ever. I'm proof, if anyone needs it, that running is good for you, and what's more, if I was able to do it anyone can.