Paula works in an office space for Mechanical Drives and Belting in Arvin, California — and her position requires her to sit in a chair for eight hours a day, five days a week. This sedentary work environment was not helping her desire to feel healthier. She knew that she wanted to make some changes to improve her overall health.
Prior to joining Betr Health, Paula had high blood pressure and an elevated A1C that put her at high risk for type 2 diabetes. She was taking medication for high blood pressure and made it her primary goal to lower her A1C into a healthier range that would diminish these health risks.
She has tried many programs over the years, but Paula comments that “nothing has ever worked.” She was skeptical at first, but she decided to try out Betr Health at NO cost through Blue Shield of California’s Wellvolution program. She couldn’t believe the results that she saw.
Paula lost 30 pounds in just 30 days through the Betr Health program, but her weight loss is just one of the many positive outcomes she’s seen. Her A1C level dropped from 6.7% to 5.3%, taking her out of the type 2 diabetes risk range to normal! Additionally, she’s reduced the dosage of her high blood pressure medication and her blood pressure levels have normalized. She’s seen differences in her skin, energy level, and ability to handle stress.
The most exciting part for Paula is that she can still enjoy food. “It’s not a diet. I couldn’t believe that when I started this program there was no portion control or calorie counting. They just taught me how to eat.” This has allowed her to keep the weight off and keep her levels stable for over a year!
Now that Paula has the energy to play with her young grandchildren and keep up with them, she wants to continue to maintain her weight and enjoy a pain-free better quality of life.
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