What People Are Saying……
I used to think BACON, grits, and eggs for breakfast--now I think vegetables!
This morning I made zucchini, peppers, onions, spinach and eggs. I liked
it and it made me feel good!
I used to eat the whole bag of popcorn or think, “I haven’t
had a Twinkie in a while, so let me get some.” I used to buy 3-4
bags of caramel candy and it’d be gone in a week. Now I don’t
buy them. I snack on a small amount of nuts.
Eating addiction is like gambling and drugs. It was a bad habit that I
needed to change. I never thought I’d live this long, but since
I’m still here, I may as well take care of myself. I’m ready
to get back on track. I’ve got to. I’m hoping to be 3 to 5
pounds lighter instead of 3 to 5 pounds heavier, which was happening before class.
D.G. 65 years old, Los Angeles
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My A1c and cholesterol have improved in the past 3 months.
I’m very happy I took your class as it helped me feel more comfortable
with how to eat. At first I was terrified to eat any carbs, but after
discussing with Prisca and Coralyn, I leveled into accepting 60 grams
carbs during meals and 30 grams carbs during snacks. That helped me TREMENDOUSLY
in realizing I can continue with some sense of normality.
Thanks again for the work that you and the team do. You’re helping
to save lives and it’s truly amazing.
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I have diabetes and I was very scared when I got diagnosed. I didn’t
know what to eat and was taking 1000mg of Metformin. When I took the classes,
I learned what to eat and how much to eat and what’s good for you.
The classes helped a lot because when I did my blood work a couple weeks
ago, all my results came back better! My doctor was so surprised and asked
me what I was doing. I told her, I went to Living with Diabetes class
at Good Samaritan. Now she wants all her patients to go. Now my Metformin
is decreased to 500mg. I’m very happy with the classes and will
repeat it again for a good reminder.
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Due to coming to the diabetes classes, taking things seriously, and due
to Prisca’s teaching and encouragement, I took that chance to take
better care of myself and my health. I was able to get off insulin and
lower my A1c from 13.1 to 6.2. The knowledge from class was very helpful
and enlightening; it changed my life. I use the carb counting book from
class and Instead of 1 cup of pasta I eat ½ cup and I’m ok
with that. I eat more vegetables. I’ve lost weight. I feel good
and my body feels a difference. I know not to over binge cause now I don’t like it.
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Sitting in endocrinologist office right now. Believe it or not - Dr. said
that my A1c was "too good"!
He is concerned (as am I) about some low readings at night since I've
been focusing on losing weight. He has reduced my insulin dosage from
55 unit (2x per day) to 50 units! That's a total reduction of 10 units
since my first visit with him (this is my 2nd)! Thanks to your diabetes
classes, and the Healthy Cooking classes, I seem to be better able to
stay focused on eating the right foods, in the right portions!
Thanks again to you and staff for your important (and delicious) work!
E.R. PS: Lost 12 lbs since my first visit here three months ago!
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For me, and I’m sure I’m not alone, having my son and becoming
a mother were, and continue to be, a huge transformative experience. It’s
been both heart expanding and super challenging. And one of the biggest
challenges for me was breastfeeding. The initial latch was tricky and
painful, positioning didn’t come naturally, and I needed support
in establishing my supply. Also being uncertain about was my son getting
enough nourishment was hard for me.
When I first came to Good Sam’s Lactation Consultants I wasn’t
sure if I was going to be able to rise to all the challenges of breastfeeding
that I was experiencing. Sara, my lactation consultant, was very kind
and supportive and I would not be a breastfeeding mommy without her and
the whole staff there. I felt seen, heard, supported, and understood each
visit and by each member of the staff. And I received great experienced
help as we troubleshot the various reasons for my visits.
Good Sam’s Lactation Team have been invaluable to me and I recommend
them to every new mommy that has questions or is struggling.
K. H. First time Mom
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