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My backwards journey from type 2 Diabetes

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Mark's story

This post was originally published on January 7th, 2019


Meet one of the HabitNu participants who has technically reversed the course of his Type 2 diabetes.

Please tell us about yourself.

My name is Mark Pence. I recently retired from my job in the entertainment industry.

What motivated you to join HabitNu’s Diabetes Prevention Program?

I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes three years ago. I attended a few classes at the hospital and was exercising, but I slowly started to slip with eating habits over time. The people I knew didn’t want to talk about Diabetes. I was excited to join HabitNu when I heard about it. Little did I know that there would be a wonderful group of people associated with this program!

Did you know when you were pre-diabetic?

No, I didn’t. Once my doctor said watch your blood sugar and that was it. If I had known what it meant I would have been more pro-active.

How did HabitNu help you?

It was a great experience, wonderful camaraderie and it was great to see everyone working towards the same goal. It put diabetes in front of my face. HabitNu program helped me make wiser choices that became part of my everyday life.

What are the outcomes?

My HbA1c went down to 5.3 in six months, to non-diabetic ranges. My cholesterol numbers are within normal ranges. Even my doctor was surprised.

What is your advice to those who are prediabetic?

It is hard to keep up with weight loss. Don’t wait for your symptoms to appear. Take control of your health now. HabitNu is a great program to help you get closer to that goal.

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