Blue Cross NC member Shannon Farrar was shocked when she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at age 28. After years of trying to get it under control, she found a way to reverse her diabetes through Virta.
Despite the myth that type 2 diabetes is a life-long disease with little hope for recovery, reversal is possible. You can reverse your diabetes with personalized nutrition and consistent support.
After meeting with a nutritionist, Christy was able to monitor her glucose (blood sugar) and manage her gestational diabetes condition through a modified diet.
Diabetes is a condition in which the body doesn’t properly make (type 1) or use (type 2) enough insulin, a hormone that turns food into energy. And it’s widespread: one in 10 people in the United States have diabetes, and an estimated 23.8% of that 30.3 million are undiagnosed.1 But people diagnosed with prediabetes or diabetes […]
Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. Of the more than 30 million Americans with diabetes, 90-95% percent have type 2, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this post, we’ll focus on guidelines for type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes develops over […]
“For as long as I can remember, my Dad’s been on a diet, trying to lose weight,” Vivian Howard explained. “Overall he’s very healthy; he exercises every morning. Well, about eight years ago, we learned Dad is pre-diabetic… he has ‘a little bit of sugar’ as they say.” Tracy, a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Counselor, […]
Did you know diabetes can cause eyesight problems? In fact, diabetic eye disease, or retinopathy, is the leading cause of eyesight impairment or blindness in working-age adults. It can be prevented. Caring for your eye health is vital. What is diabetic eye disease? The most common complication is harm to the blood vessels in the […]
The summer before my senior year of college started out great. I secured an internship at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, I was getting ready for my 21st birthday and I only had one year of college left. The Wake-Up Call One week into my internship something was off. I was extremely […]