Client Success Story: From Pre-Diabetic to a Healthy Lifestyle
Being able to be a part of the amazing journeys of so many of our clients is one of the most fulfilling parts of what we do. We are excited to share some of these success stories with you and hope they will inspire you as much as they have us.
American Health & Wellness Group Senior Health Coach, Shelly Cherry sits down and interviews the amazing Nelson Gary of our client, Echo Supply.
Nelson is down 18lbs and has lowered his A1C from 6.1 to 5.4! He is no longer considered pre-diabetic. All of his other numbers have improved as well! His doctor checks him every 6 months just to be sure. He is doing so well he doesn’t have to see his doctor every 3 months like he used to.
What started you on your health and wellness journey?
I went to the doctor, finally. My blood pressure, cholesterol and A1C were all elevated. I was almost diagnosed diabetic and I did not want that
Did your health coach support and assist you?
Yes, Shelly gave me ways to change my diet and different ways to incorporate exercise. Made it very easy to follow
Do you attend the monthly wellness seminars?
Yes! It helps hearing all the tips. They really made me wake up and learn to decrease my sugar and look at labels
How often do you meet with your health coach?
Monthly, after the seminars we always touch base. It helps a lot knowing I will see her.
What is the #1 you changed?
Paying attention to what I eat. I have really decreased the amount I am eating. I still go out to eat on occasion, but I know to order grilled chicken salads instead of fried foods like I used to
How are you feeling overall?
Great! So much better than I was before
What other goals do you have?
All my numbers have improved. I want to keep living this lifestyle. My doctor is so happy and thrilled!
My favorite part of working with Nelson is seeing the excitement on his face when he tells me how he is doing. He says his doctor is loving how great he is doing. He will tell me how he is down a few pounds, or he is really trying to make more changes at home too. I love when a client truly FEELS the difference. Basic changes have really made a huge difference for Nelson. From hearing the words “diabetic” to now seeing he is no longer in that category has been such a great feeling. Nothing happens over night and it takes consistency and Nelson has shown that!
From all of us at AHWG, we are so proud of you and all of your hard work and dedication! Keep it up!
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