This post was originally published on June 25th, 2019.
Hear from a HabitNu DPP participant who managed her type-2 diabetes with HabitNu.
Please tell us about yourself.
My name is Sonia. I am 50 years old. I work for a mail carrier.
What was your life like when you were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes?
I had gestational diabetes. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2010. I was in denial and ignored it for 6 years. You know, diabetes doesn’t hurt, and it’s easy to push it aside at early stages. Then I started getting frequent infections, and it occurred to me last year that I have to change myself to live longer. I decided to take care of myself.
What are your circumstances now?
I am fortunate to have insurance. I see my nurse practitioner once in two months. I have access to a dietitian. I watch what I eat and walk every day.
Did HabitNu help you?
I heard about HabitNu in the CBS news during the American Diabetes Association Expo week, 2016. I knew that I need to watch my carbs, but I didn’t know that I should be watching fats in my food as well. HabitNu helped me learn. The videos were short, fun to watch and very engaging. The daily text messages were a reminder to stay on track. My dietitian is not with me every day, but HabitNu is.
Have you seen any results after changing your habits?
After 12 weeks on the HabitNu program I saw my blood sugar at 115, which I NEVER saw in years. It used to be around 200. When I saw that, I texted HabitNu right away, because I couldn’t think of anyone better to share it with. I don’t feel lonely anymore and I love being in a support network. I walk 10,000 steps everyday. My blood sugar levels improve when I walk. I am going to walk diabetes out of my life!