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 current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: I’m so thankful for Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes! I’ve been maintaining for weeks now and I keep reminding myself that if I stay with the 25 lb weight loss for the rest of the year, I’m still a winner! I will continue living the ESMMPD way for the rest of my life. This is the first time in over 30 years that I’ve been… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a past Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: I can’t believe my year with Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes has come to a close. I’m so glad I stuck with this program and my instructor. I have tried many diets and lost weight only to gain it back. With this program, I have lost 15 pounds, gotten my BMI under 25, learned to eat healthier, brought my A1C down, and just feel better… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: My energy level is definitely rising and I am sleeping better which is helping my ability to cope with stress. I’m looking forward to the next session on stress management. I am so glad that I signed up for this course!! – Nancy, a current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant You may also enjoy: “I have lost over 20 lbs and my A1c has… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: I just got back from my doctor’s office where I had my annual physical today.  My blood work showed a huge improvement over a year ago.  My HbA1C is now 5.6 and it was 6.0. This means that I no longer have pre-diabetes!!!  My blood pressure is 106/75, down from 120/80!!! And my total cholesterol dropped 30 points, was 235 now 205!!!  The 10-pound weight loss is responsible for lowering… Continue reading »

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 »