Instead of just telling you the impact you’ve had on my life, I’ll let the facts speak for themselves. Before I joined TheissCare, I was as an out-of-control Type II diabetic with serious heart issues. My blood sugar numbers were awful and my cholesterol numbers were fair. My diabetes pill medications were at their maximum levels and I was taking insulin daily in what seemed to be a futile attempt at control.
In addition, my diet wasn’t that bad on the surface. I ate virtually no red meat and did not drink alcohol. While I tried to watch my carbs, I did a bad job of it. Dieting was hard when eating even a little rice or pasta would send my blood sugar skyrocketing. It was especially hard since my heart problems made it difficult for me to just eat meats and other proteins. That type of diet had too much cholesterol. To make a long story short, I was lost. I chose TheissCare because I recognized that I was on a road that literally led to a miserable death and I did not know how to get off. Here’s how it worked.
After doing the daily cardiovascular workout you assigned and following your diet for just three days, I stopped using insulin because my daily pill dosage was enough to control my diabetes. Within a week on the training program, I needed to adjust my pill dosages downwards because diet and exercise alone were starting to control my blood sugar level. After six weeks, I’ve cut my medications more than 70%. During this period, I have lost approximately 15 pounds from 187 lbs. to 172. My blood sugar and cholesterol numbers are now good and heading towards excellent.
As a member of Kaiser-Permanente, I have a “coach” who works with me on diabetes control. She’s the tough-love type who has sent me several serious letters in the past telling me that I was headed towards debilitating diabetes-related complications. How pleased was she about the change? She is already using my story to inspire her other patients. Wow!
Basically, Brian, your training program has helped me turn from someone on a road to nowhere into an inspiration story in six weeks. You’ve put me in a balance that makes me want to keep it maintained simply because it feels so good being there. So this is just the start, not the ending. I look forward to the next stage when I continue my positive gains and develop a long-term program that will keep me in top condition for the rest of my life, which should now be many, many years longer.