↓ 6.4 HbA1c ↓ 24 kgs
2020 was like none other but for Maureen, it was especially awful.
“Grief had become a big part of the past 12 months I watched as my Adult children grieved the loss of their father and my much loved brother died. Given everything that was happening at the time, it set me on a spiral of overindulging on the wrong food and I entered a state of deep sadness. Eventually, I ended up with an ulcer on my foot which became quite a concern. The critical moment for me was having my blood results reveal that I had an Hba1c of 12.6%, nearly twice the number of what is defined as diabetic. It felt soul crushing.”
“ My brother, a doctor, understood that I had lost confidence in my ability to manage my diabetes and wanted to support me. He sent me a clip of Dr. Szabo and the next day I contacted Diversa. That was in December”.
“Up until that point, I felt I had had to lie to every other doctor about what I had been doing. However, the sense of relief I felt in speaking to the Diversa doctor and health coach was almost overwhelming. It was the first time I felt I could be totally honest and be understood, without any judgment. It felt freeing to hear that it wasn’t my fault, as was evident from my family history of various metabolic disorders. More important, I finally heard that I had a real alternative and that diabetes didn’t have to be a progressive disease that felt like a death sentence.”
“Here I am in May of 2021. My Hba1c is now only 6.2, I’ve lost 24 kgs, I’ve discontinued taking insulin and gliclazide, and have more energy than I know what to do with. I’m now always walking and people have seen the difference. My same brother often remarks that it simply isn’t the case that people accomplish what I have in reversing my diabetes in such a short time and is so supportive about the effects of a low carbohydrate lifestyle.”
“Feeling so much better physically has also had a major impact on my mental state. My mood has improved and again, it shows. I’ll never forget a recent visit to a diabetic educator when, at the end of the session, the student who was present asked if she could give me a hug because she was so inspired by my results and my new attitude.”
“I’m now back in control of my life and no matter which of life’s challenges may lie ahead, I feel far more equipped and supported to face them head on, knowing that diabetes no longer needs to be part of the equation.”
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Although there is no universally agreed upon definition for the reversal of type 2 diabetes, Diversa uses HbA1c to assist in defining diabetes and pre-diabetes reversal.
Type 2 diabetes reversal is when a patient who previously had an HbA1c in the diabetic range (>6.5%) returning an HbA1c in the non-diabetic range (<6.4%) (along with the absence of medications used to manage diabetes). Pre-diabetes reversal is when a patient who previously had an HbA1c in the pre-diabetic range (5.7-6.4%) returning an HbA1c to the non pre-diabetic range (less than 5.7%).
It is important to recognise that although not everybody may be able to completely reverse type 2 diabetes, partial reversal, the reduction of medication dosages, along with the simultaneous lowering of HbA1c, will unquestionably achieve a better quality of life and improve health outcomes for those living with type 2 diabetes.
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