A couple weeks ago a past client made my day by emailing me her lab results and a note of thanks. I’d like to share her story but let me begin by saying that the results that this patient is enjoying may or may not be the results you will achieve. Maybe you’ll do even better!
VC stands 5′ 1/2”, weighing in a 141 lbs prior to starting nutrition consulting. She is a busy grandma and wanted to stay health for herself and her family by managing her digestive issues and diabetes through non-drug methods. She had already been to the Diabetes Education Centre, which left her with some questions.
Her most recent baseline blood work results revealed a random fasting glucose of 9.4 mmol/L and a hemoglobin A1C (measure of long-term blood sugar control) of 0.070.
After an initial nutrition assessment, VC was given a personalized 6-day meal plan which accounted for her food intolerance and included three meals, two snacks and recipes.
She followed her customized meal plan with a few deviations, and followed through on a regular exercise routine. After just over two weeks, she reported a six pound weight loss, and had discontinued use of Januvia, a prescription DPP-IV inhibitor for diabetes management.
At our next follow-up a week later, weight loss was still continuing at a rate of three pounds per week and her blood sugar was within normal limits without the use of pharmaceuticals.
Having gotten her diabetes under control in three nutrition consults (two of which were done without her leaving the comfort of her home), VC is now confident in her ability to stay on track, lose more weight and maintain glycemic control through diet and exercise alone.
Nutrition care is always available if she ever needs it again. Attaining better health is only half the battle, eh. Keeping it there, that’s the tricky part.
Ask me how you may be able to reduce your reliance on medication and improve blood sugar control without taking time out of your work day.