Success Story: Averted Lifestyle Complications

//Success Story: Averted Lifestyle Complications

Success Story: Averted Lifestyle Complications

Patient: a 51 year old male

Diagnosis: The patient has a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and hyperlipidemia.

Medical History: The patient has a history of type 2 diabetes and hyperlipidemia with poor compliance for health.

MCM Intervention: Since enrolling in the DM program, the patient has received education and surveillance regarding meal planning, eating out less often, reducing portion sizes, and exercising daily. Restaurant food is high in calories, carbohydrates, and fat. Together with lack of regular exercise, eating large portions, and eating late at night, caused the patient to gain weight, raised his cholesterol, and blood glucose. The patient has eliminated late night eating, eats out only on rare occasions, and is reducing his portion sizes. In addition he is planning his lunches ahead of time and is exercising daily for a minimum of 45 minutes. His blood glucose has dropped 30 points and continues to trend to his target range. Moreover, his A1c is down 3%, again toward his target range. Lastly, he has lost ten pounds in three months. The patient has become more knowledgeable about the affects of diabetes and is committed to adhering to these healthy changes. Maintaining focus on short term realistic goals has enabled the patient to avert a costly hospitalization.

2016-04-06T14:49:48+00:00 January 3rd, 2013|Success Stories|