Nov. 23, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – November is Diabetes Awareness Month and the Kettle Moraine YMCA has a strong Diabetes Prevention program that’s changing lives. Click HERE to learn more.
Sandy P. was hesitant to take advantage of the Y’s program and ended up with fantastic success. Her testimonial is below.
I started this journey with “oh another-weight-class” attitude. But with a new doctor and high glucose numbers I thought I would give the class a try.
After the first week I said was “OK I’ll be back,” the second week after talking with Heather (she played a huge part of my success) I knew I had to get a mind set if I didn’t want to end up with diabetes.
I listened and learned the importance of fat grams in my diet, I started tracking my food shopping and learning to read labels for fat grams.
The group meetings, which I wasn’t fond of, turn into enjoyable learning meetings and I look forward to.
As time went on I realized it wasn’t the weight as much as the counts that mattered to me.
Three months into the program my counts dropped seven points, my cholesterol dropped, I was off one of my many blood pressure medicines, I was definitely feeling good.
The weight loss of 12 to 15 pounds was a bonus.
I could ramble on how helpful the meetings were to me and how much I learned to help me understand diabetes but at the end of eight months I’m off three meds, down 30+ pounds, and my glucose number as of October is 94.
I have made positive changes in my daily diet but I don’t even notice anymore.
Will it be a challenge to continue, of course but I really believe the knowledge I have gained will keep me on the right track.
I don’t have to kill myself with exercise or eating, I just have to make good choices.
Click HERE for more information on the Kettle Moraine YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program.