When Daniel K. met his Humana care coach, Susan, he had diabetes and a blood sugar level more than double that of a healthy adult. He was at risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, and losing his vision.
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Susan knew Daniel’s diet could have a big impact on his overall health. That’s why she worked with Daniel to create a food log, tracking what he was eating and drinking each day. Before the food log, Daniel thought he ate reasonably well, but Susan laid it out bluntly: His heavy soda intake was harming his health, exacerbating his diabetes, and threatening his ability to care for his granddaughters. That clicked with Daniel. He cut back on his soda habit, improved his overall diet, and started taking regular walks. As a result, he lost weight, his blood sugar came down, and he says he feels healthier.
Daniel’s diabetes is under control, and he’s looking forward to seeing his granddaughters grow up. “They’re a handful, but they have my heart,” he says. “They come before anything.”
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