Diabetes education can make all of the difference.
Emma Goodloe, 66, was referred to Lakeland Diabetes and Nutrition and began meeting with diabetes educator, Nicole Morrissey, RD. With her help and guidance Emma improved her diet and exercise routine — with hopes of possibly reversing the diagnosis by losing weight. Over a few months’ time she was able to lose 32 pounds.
“Nicole gave me the tools to become healthier and happier,” said Emma.
Emma started walking every morning with her husband and neighbor, and over time, began to see the weight come off. But exercise was only one piece of the puzzle.
“I started reading articles on healthy cooking and talked with Nicole on what I should and shouldn’t be eating,” said Emma. “It helped that my family was willing to go on this journey with me.”
Through making these life changes, Emma’s A1C and blood sugar levels are now the lowest they have ever been. She no longer has to administer shots and is only taking one oral medication daily.
Learn more about Emma's journey at spectrumhealthlakeland.org/goodloe