This story comes from a 45-year-old Lisa, who had an eating disorder, and nothing or no one could stop her from consuming junk food.
The binge eater couldn’t restrict her cravings and ate whatever she could find in sight.
Making her come in close contact with a potentially deadly disease.
A disease that kills more Americans every year than AIDS and breast cancer combined.
A disease that caused 1.5 million deaths in 2019 alone and is expected to have 700 million people suffering from it by 2045.
This struggle made her put on so much weight that she was diagnosed with prediabetes. And now she tells her story.
Life has never been this peaceful.
The calm that I feel now was once a dream that I wanted to achieve as I chugged down sodas, burgers with a pinch of guilt.
But before this peace, I had darkness dawned upon me for several years.
I have learned from my mistakes, and hope that my story can serve as inspiration for people who might be going through something similar.
Excuse me for being the bearer of bad news…But these are some of the harsh truths of prediabetes.
A disease that eats you inside out, without you even knowing.
My name is Lisa, I am a prediabetic, and I managed to control my condition through a technological solution. Without any medication whatsoever.
Here is a little backstory.
I was diagnosed with prediabetes in my late 30s.
Though it wasn’t a shock to me – I knew my irregular eating and binging could cause issues.
I vaguely remember an incident that completely changed my life for the worst.
When I was in my early teens, I got up for school like an ordinary kid. I rushed to take the bus, and things went downhill from there.
When I was about to board the bus, I slipped and banged my back against the curb, twisting my leg.
That twist soon became a torn ankle ligament, permanently damaging my foot. As a result, my activeness slashed drastically.
This inactiveness made me incapable of moving and more inclined towards binge eating as acoping mechanism.
Everything changed from that day onward.
I used to slack on the couch, lying around eating all my favorite candies and chugging down jugs of sodas.
My mother always used to school me for being lazy, resting all day long.
As years passed on, my weight started to increase like crazy. So much so that all my clothes started to strangle me and make me uncomfortable, to say the least.
One day as I was having my mid-day snack, I started to feel severe palpitations and anxiety that made me feel dizzy. I brushed this off and went to sleep.
After a few days, the same thing happened. Long story short, I collapsed and fell on the floor.
Little did I know, I was going to come face to face with my worst fears.
My family rushed me to the ER.
The doctors took a good hour or two and ran different tests on me.
When the results came in, I was shocked.
My blood glucose levels were 151mg/dL.
I was diagnosed as a prediabetic.
The first thought that came to my mind was the diabetic patient death ratio and the pain they have to go through.
From then, my binge eating, oily foods, jugs of sodas – all looked like poison to me.
The fear inside me sprawled my entire personality.
But I knew I had to do something.
I was not ready to give in to my condition, so I started looking for ways to help manage it.
I reached out to the best prediabetes and diabetes specialists I could find.
They all said the same thing: eat healthily, walk more, keep track of your health, and take medicine.
No one prepared me mentally to help my transition into a life with prediabetes.
No one gave me any direction on what foods I should eat to keep my sugars low.
Instead, I got a lot of useless advice to try out those trending diets.
No one was even voluntarily ready to help me cut off on medications and manage my prediabetes naturally.
I knew I was alone on this journey.
But I also knew one thing, I wasn’t going to take up medications and switch towards a controlled diet my entire life.
Doctors wanted me to learn to live with my condition, but I had other plans in my mind.
I couldn’t just give up on my life like that.
So, I stumbled upon a solution that gave me a ray of hope.
A solution that made me control my sugars naturally.
A solution that allowed me to eat the things I love and be the person I was without any symptoms of prediabetes like tiredness and fatigue.
I found a solution that saved me and proved to be a game-changer.
Klinio saved my life.
My aunt recommended this life-saving app.
All I had to do to streamline my prediabetes was to take an in-app quiz about the type of diabetes, eating habits, allergies, frequency of meals, medical issues, and so on.
The team of professional doctors at Klinio helped develop a diet plan according to my food preferences.
The menu on the diet plan looked nothing like a prediabetes patient’s meal, making me devour everything I eat.
It also gave me a workout plan without using any equipment, which I could do even with my injury.
The activity log and progress tracker was nothing less than a technological breakthrough, as they helped me maintain my glucose level with my weight.
The briefs and instructions present in the app helped me understand more about my disease and ways to lower it.
Bit by bit, as I followed the plan, I started to lose weight. A couple of pounds every week, that now add up to 55lb in total.
I won’t lie – I am very proud and happy in myself. I feel like I repaired my relationship with food.
Prediabetes has no control over my life anymore…
I started sharing my story to make people more aware of diabetes and how to prevent it.
So, if you are a diabetic patient who is tired and thinking of giving up, think again.
Take the quiz, and take hold of your life.
Always consult a professional for medical advice