Type 2 Diabetes

How My Father Tamed Diabetes After a Near-Death Complication

By Diana Isaacs

“Come see your father. He’s in the hospital with diabetes, and his condition is not good.”

What put him in the hospital was diabetic ketoacidosis. This nasty diabetes complication made his metabolism use fat cells as energy… and this flooded his blood vessels with acidic ketones. 

My father’s acid blood was making an attempt on his life.

Looking back, we should’ve paid attention to the signs.


The way he went from big and burly to sickly and frail in a few months… 

His frequent trips to the bathroom (that we often joked about)…

Now it all culminated with him fighting for his life at 55 with an A1C of 14.7… 

Fortunately, he made a fast recovery and checked out after a few days of intensive care.

But he wasn’t prepared for what came next.

The challenges of the diabetic life presented themselves before my father.

For one, his diet of rich, carby foods had to be swapped for a regimen of greens, root vegetables, and legumes.

At first, he stuck religiously to taking his meds and the daily blood checks… but once the health scare wore off, he would miss a few days in a row.

Not surprisingly, during these first weeks, his blood glucose levels were swinging like a pendulum… 

My dad was also confused and frustrated by how his weight wouldn’t budge despite grazing like a cow (his words).

He said he saw diabetes as a pair of handcuffs. There was no way out of it and it took all the freedom out of his life.

I wanted to help him. So I went online to look for something to help him manage his diabetes more easily. 

That’s when I stumbled upon a diabetes management assistant called Klinio.

After using Klinio just for a few weeks, my father felt like he welcomed back the freedom of his old life.

Instead of being forced to graze on green salads daily, his personalized meal now has excitement and variety, motivating him to stick to his diet.

The quick at-home workouts were also key to getting his daily movement in. He did them in the morning and moved on with the rest of his day with renewed energy.

Then there were also the daily reminders to track things like blood glucose, water intake, steps, and weight all in one place—which my father credits for keeping him on track.

“Klinio made me feel taken care of around the clock.”

In a small amount of time, my father lost 9 pounds and lowered his A1C and blood pressure so much, his doctor was impressed with the results

To sum up: Klinio isn’t yet another diabetes app. 

It’s an all-in-one diabetes management assistant that puts a coach, personal trainer, and nutritionist in your pocket. 

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