Long Live Healthy with Member Stories

May 21, 2012

Member: Bill

Doctor Rating: 5

In 2010, Dr. Marty presented me with information about a Diabetes Screening.

In 2010, Dr. Marty presented me with information about a Diabetes Screening. My father has had Type II diabetes since his late 30's and is now insulin dependent. Although much healthier than most diabetics, I have first hand experience of what he has to go through. The information Dr. Marty presented was clear, and his prognosis for my next visit was that I would qualify for Diabetic treatment if something didn't change in my life style. I was about 60 lbs overweight (210 lbs), and already being treated for high cholesterol and high blood pressure. He explained what I already knew about diabetes, but now that it applied to me, it got my attention. Dr. Marty never made me feel bad about my life choices, but just laid out the facts and his concerns for my health. OK, doc, I'm finally listening!!! I took his advice and did a lot of research on my own about healthy eating and exercise. I lost 60 lbs, feel so much more energetic and am no longer on any medications. Not only that, I re-negotiated my life insurance policy to get a lower rate. I still struggle with weight, no doubt I always will, but I don't feel helpless to do anything about it anymore. I didn't realize how bad I actually felt with the additional weight but never want to go there again. Thanks Dr. Marty.