Charlotte Dawson shares amazing weight loss after diabetes scare
Charlotte Dawson has been applauded after sharing her inspirational weight loss transformation.
The mother-of-one, who welcomed her baby boy Noah in January, has transformed after embarking on a health and fitness journey after a diabetes scare.
In June she told how was warned that she was on the verge of developing type two diabetes, a condition that causes the level of sugar in the blood to become too high.
The reality star had been diagnosed with gestational diabetes when she was pregnant, a common condition that affects one in 20 pregnant women.
But she had believed the condition was just part of her pregnancy and returned to her usual diet including her favourite chips and gravy after giving birth.
Charlotte, whose late comedian father Les Dawson also suffered from the condition, was left 'upset, anxious and scared' when her 70-year-old mum Tracy was also diagnosed earlier this year.
Charlotte visited doctors after she felt 'a bit funny' and was told to clean up her diet.
To show how far she has come she shared a side-by-side before and after video on Instagram of herself performing a workout in the same workout top.
"Still not the best at sit ups like but I’m feeling proud of myself," she said.
"I never thought I could change my lifestyle and my food to help me with my diabetes scare but here I am!!
"I canny believe I’m actually exercising now and enjoying it!!
"I used to hate it "
As the praise came pouring in she offered to help others.
"I get asked so much about how I’ve changed everything around, shall I make an insta for you all and join me on chazzas journey?? she asked.
And she added gleefully: "A little less chunkeh but always funkeh but as long as I’m bettering my life for Noah, Matthew and my fambo then I’m happeh."
Geordie Shore's Sophie Kasaei said: "Char I’m so proud of you and this ! Keep going girl u got this."
"Omg that’s brilliant please share what changes uve made could do with the help x" said another follower.
And another told her: "Please share your journey, I'm struggling to lose my flubby tummy you're looking amazing,"
Charlotte looked stunning in a size 10 'dress of dreams' as she celebrated her partner Matt Sarsfield's 30th birthday with their son.
"The best night celebrating my Matthew my Ken my partner in crime bezzie baby daddy and my lover's birthday," she wrote.
"Hope you had a belter baby boyo!!
"I also can’t believe I got in a size 10 dress, the dress of my dreams.. feeling very proud of myself and thank you for all your lovely messages and comments saying how well I’m looking.
"I’ve had to better my lifestyle and food due to diabetes but I honestly feel so much better and fitter for Noah."
Charlotte was just eight months old when her dad, from Collyhurst, died in 1993.
The 28-year-old is known for her down-to-earth and body confident Instagram posts and has been "embracing her postpartum jelly belly and tiger stripes" after giving birth.