Testosterone has had a disreputable reputation in the past and has been associated with body builders’ muscles, but now it is
associated with beating diabetes.
Like many Type 2 diabetics, when he was first diagnosed Charles Lawson was overweight – and despondent.
‘I’d just lost my oomph,’ recalls the 68-year-old teacher. ‘The nurse at my GP practice suggested diet and exercise, but my waistline just kept expanding. I was falling asleep all the time and I’d even stopped gardening, which I love.’