Success Stories

A lot can happen in 12 months. Your whole life can change.

Our program participants aren’t movie stars or celebrities. They are regular people like you who have struggled to maintain a balance of family, work, healthy eating, and exercise. For some, it meant changing lifelong habits. For others, it meant learning some simple new tips and ideas to incorporate good habits into their lives. Their stories follow.

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Below is a testimonial from current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Eric: I have been hovering around 250 lbs. for several years. My doctor was concerned about metabolic syndrome and my A1C was in the pre-diabetic range. I am fairly active, but I had never really dieted or tried very hard to lose weight. I had read and knew a lot of tips but never really put anything into action. I signed up for the Eat Smart, Move… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Diane: “When I received the email in January from “Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes”, it was the cue I needed to start my healthy lifestyle adventure. My weight was as high as it had ever been and I’ve never considered myself as “heavy”. I knew that I needed to take better care of myself, but I was lacking the accountability factor. I needed to report my… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Norma: “I have enjoyed being a part of this program. I have seen some changes in my habits and I have become more mindful of what I eat and how much I eat. As a person diagnosed as having pre-diabetes, prior to the start of this program my daily glucose readings varied, but would be in the 117 – 125 range. Now when I check it… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Eileen: My name is Eileen and I’m currently enrolled in the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes program at Carolina Preserve. To date I’ve lost and kept off 30 pounds.                    Some of the tips that have helped me in this program: Early on we watched a video called 23 ½ hours. This video inspired me to be… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Kathy K: “I just wanted you to know how wonderful your class is, and how much it has helped me. Not only have I lost weight, but I just had my physical and everything was normal, including my cholesterol! It has been as high as 425 and is now 186. My doctor is so impressed! Hope you have a great weekend!” -Kathy K, Current Eat Smart,… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Linda: “Before the program, I could barely walk 50 yards without getting sweaty and winded. After the program, I’ve lost 60 pounds and 13 inches from my waist. Not only that, but I was able to reduce my A1C number and I’m no longer “pre-diabetic”. What I like most about the program is that its pure education. The program isn’t trying to sell anything. I had… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Raj: “I recently participated and completed the Eat Smart, Move More and Prevent Diabetes program.  The program was very well organized and time was provided for participant feedback in every class.  The program had a wealth of information which I am sure I would have missed if not for my instructor, Kamaria.  Kamaria was simply awesome; she was always positive even when our weight was stubbornly stuck in… Continue reading »

We are thrilled to share a testimonial from Kathy, a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant. Since completing the program, Kathy has adopted healthy strategies, incorporated more physical activity (hiked through Alaksa!), and has even gotten her husband on board her journey with her. She shares her story below. Way to go, Kathy! My Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes Experience The story of committing to make good choices for my body in order to curtail, or possibly… Continue reading »

  The following is an anonymous testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: “My experience in the recently ending Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes class with Marjorie was excellent. The weekly accountability in My Progress Portal helped me to keep track of not only how much I was losing, but my “active” minutes per week. I have found that in order to lose weight, I must be more active on a daily basis. Recently my… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Karen. Way to go Karen! “I’m working really hard but I’m struggling with dinner choices because I cook everyday. At night I cook dinner, then prepare breakfast and lunch for the next day for my entire family. Looking and smelling all that food is so tempting!!! I’m proud that I am still fighting to overcome these temptations. Sometimes I fail but the next day I just… Continue reading »