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By Iseral Q., a Virta patient

I’m a Downtown Security Officer for the City of Lafayette, IN. When I started this job with the city earlier this year, I had had type 2 diabetes for over 8 years. My fasting blood sugars were in the 200s even though I was taking insulin. I weighed 221 pounds. My BMI was 31.9, and I had a a 44 ½ waist.

Iseral, before Virta and after 3 months

About a month after I started my new job, the mayor sent out an email to all employees about how Virta was now offered as a covered benefit. I was so excited to hear about this! It  was something I definitely wanted to do if I qualified. I got in touch and was quickly approved in February. Within a few weeks, I was off my insulin. Now after three months, I’ve lost 31 lbs. I only weigh 190 pounds and my BMI is 28.1. I’ve lost 4 ½ inches off of my waist. And best of all, the weight loss has stayed. I have been at this weight for over a month now. I am keeping it off while eating well and feeling great. Virta is so easy, thanks to my health coach and the resources they give me. Thank God, because I don’t do hard!

I am loving my new life—I’m not injecting myself twice a day and I’m eating great food with just a few changes. This has been life-changing for sure.

7 Comments

  1. Good for you! I have been doing this for 5 years and still doing great. 5.6 A1C. My docs are amazed………it can be done, you just have to really want it. You can never go back……

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  2. steve bromley May 26, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    great job, great story…way to go!!

    what are you eating…low carb, keto, grass and weeds?

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  3. Congratulations, Iseral! Keep up the great work because nothing is more important than our health. When healthy, we can be our best in relationships, our jobs, our recreational activities and being independent and strong. All the best to you!

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  4. Alleluia. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Cynthia Contreras May 29, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Great Job! Keep up the good work!

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  6. Angela Powell May 31, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Your willingness to share will inspire others who might be hesitant. Congratulations on your improved health and success!

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  7. Congratulations! Your story is an inspiration.

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