Over 37 million Americans are affected by diabetes. Around 90 to 95% of those with Type 2 diabetes are at risk.
Diabetes diagnosis can mean major lifestyle changes. But one man is living proof of how it can be reversed.
Chris Stewart was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after a random physical exam. His doctor found that his sugar levels were exceedingly high, and she prescribed several medications to him.
Chris believed that was the best treatment. He began to gain weight and experience more aches and discomforts, prompting him back to the doctor.
“Her answer was to put me on another medication, which I was not okay with. At my ropes end, something had to change,” he said.
Chris was also sent an email by the school district where he works, promoting a trial offer for their insurance.
Only 50 people could receive the Virta Nutrition program at no cost. Chris signed up to the Virta Nutrition Program and was connected with a group doctors, health coaches, as well as customized meal plans.
Chris described his new nutrition program as “very low carb, moderate protein and add a little fat added to each meal.”
Within a year, he lost 145 lbs. He noticed changes within the first month. Chris was removed from all diabetes medications. His blood glucose levels even exceeded the average range between 5.3 and 5.5.
Cured of type 2 diabetes, Chris said he feels like he’s 20 years old again.
His greatest motivation for reversing his condition was being able to keep up his daughter. He can now race BMX bikes with his daughter.
Chris says that being his own advocate for his health has made a big difference in his life. He hopes to inspire others to take charge of their health.
“Don’t stop searching, there are ways to reverse the condition, I’m living proof,” he said.
The Virta Therapy is a safe and effective way to reverse type 2 Diabetes. It involves safe medication elimination and individualized nutrition therapy.
It addresses insulin resistance—the root cause of diabetes—through an approach that uses carbohydrate restriction. This allows people to eat as much as they like while still lowering their blood sugar.
“Other approaches fail because they ignore the vast differences and needs from person to person,” according to the website. “Virta’s science-based approach works because we account for tastes, lifestyle, food restrictions, and metabolic condition, and meet each person where they are.”
Virta also provides extensive resources to help patients understand how certain food items affect their blood sugar.
Patients have to wait for six months to have their biomarkers checked under the current standard. But with the Virta mobile app, users can enter their symptoms and data, and it will be made available to Virta’s clinician team for review. This allows providers make quick medical decisions.
The Virta Treatment also personalizes patients’ nutrition, behavioral, and medical care to ensure that they enjoy long-term health.
You may follow Virta’s website to learn more about this effective treatment plan for reversing type 2 diabetes.
Watch the video below to learn more about Chris Stewart’s story.
This post isn’t a substitute for professional medical advice. Before changing your treatment plan, please consult your doctor.