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 a past Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: I am motivated to continue developing a healthy lifestyle for years to come! During the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes program, I lost 20 pounds (more than 10% of my starting weight), decreased my waistline by 2 inches, lowered my blood pressure, and reduced my BMI by 3 points.  ESMMPD made a difference in my life!  I am surprised that I find it so easy… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a past Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: It is hard to believe the year is almost over and the class is coming to an end. While my work schedule has prevented me from attending the classes live, I enjoyed and found a lot of value in watching the class recording when I had more time later in the week. I really enjoyed the class on sugar. I don’t drink sweet drinks nor add… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: My instructor and the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes program have changed my life! And I’m 62, that’s kinda hard to do. I’ve lost over 20 lbs and my A1c has improved. My doctor was floored and wanted to know all about the program. I don’t even have to unbutton my pants anymore. I just slip them on and off like a pair of gym shorts.… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Nicole: “I can’t believe this is almost over, but it has been huge for me. I can’t say that enough. I got excited when we got the new magazines, with every class and every prize.  Over the past several years I have lost and gained through “quick fixes” to the point where I was not only at my heaviest, but I was at the point where I felt… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Mary: I am an 81-year-old female and I have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes.  Even though I tried to eat healthy my A1c numbers never improved.  I was referred to the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes program by my primary physician, and started the class at NC State University in October 2019. I reached my personal goal of losing 10 pounds at the end of Part 1.  In… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Helen: “I recently finished Phase 1 of the program. My smart goal for Phase 1 was to get below the prediabetes A1C number before my 2020 physical. Last year I was 5.8 and last week I was at 5.6. Not a huge difference but significant enough.  Taking this class has educated me on many levels. After my husband’s death, I ate my way through grief. It wasn’t… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Susan: “I participated in an Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes class throughout 2019.  I learned so many things about choosing healthy habits and, as a result, really changed the way I look at diet and exercise.  I achieved my goal of losing 5% of my body weight.  I also gained confidence in my ability to live a healthier lifestyle.  The most significant thing that came out… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Julie: “I have struggled with being overweight most all my life. However in the last 6 years I put on about 40 pounds I could not lose. I maintained about 217-220 for the last 6 years (from my mid 40s until now at 50). After having no success with Weight Watchers and never being able to get under 200 pounds I worked with my doctor for the last… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Sandra: I started this program in the Spring being pre-diabetic with a 5.9 A1C level. After less than three months my level dropped to 5.5 and I believe it will be lower at my next appointment. I have lost 4 inches from my waist. Most of all I don’t have the fast food cravings and lack of energy. I make healthier food choices and have the energy… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Elaine: “When I finally woke up to the fact that the way I was living was driving me right toward the diabetes that is in my family history, there it was an email from Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes! This program came at a time when I was ready to do something about my health and it’s been an amazing tool. I love the information, the… Continue reading »