For several years, my cardiologis encouraged me to see Dr. Pruchno for weight loss, saying it would be very beneficial for my heart.
I inwardly rebelled, as I had tried many diets and none had been successful. I’d even considered bariatric surgery, though I ultimately chose to avoid the risk of complications. When facing yet another cardiology visit (and another gentle reminder about weight loss), I finally decided to make an introductory appointment with Dr. Pruchno. It was one of the better decisions of my life.
I started Dr. Pruchno’s program with the sole goal of losing weight, not imagining that it would actually work for me, much less lead to a reduction in my insulin and other meds. When I’d first received counseling on insulin by a diabetic educator in 2015, I’d been told diabetes was inexorably progressive, because a pancreas would slowly fail. My doses would gradually increase. And I would be on insulin for life.
Dr. Pruchno’s program provided steady, healthy weight loss. I started on the program taking Metformin, 66 units of Lantus daily, and around 18 units of Novolog with each meal. Two months later I no longer needed Lantus, and four months after that I was able to stop Novolog entirely. A few weeks ago, my A1c was 5.9. I’m delighted!
A number of other meds were discontinued or reduced as well, and as my lipid panels and blood pressure are now well below normal, those meds will need to be adjusted, too. Better health and saving money, to boot.
But those aren’t the only benefits. I reached a sixty pound weight loss in ten months. I would add “before and after” photos here, but for decades I made sure that I was always behind the camera instead of in front of it—or I would carefully hide behind others in any photo. I didn’t want to be seen.
Even those in need have benefited from Dr. Pruchno’s program. After dropping from a 2X size to a size 8, I had to donate over twenty large bags of winter and summer clothing to shelters, and I feel twenty years younger!
Roxanne participated in a special group in which all participants started out on fairly large doses of insulin and had been on insulin for several years. Of the 10 initial participants,7 were able to completely eliminate insulin. Four of the participants were able to eliminate all medications for diabetes. Of those participants still on insulin, they’re average dose decreased by 73%, while they’re diabetic control significantly improved. 9 of the 10 participants continue to work actively toward eliminating insulin and are likely to accomplish this. While weight loss was not the primary goal of this project, all lost weight, averaging 36 pounds (7 to 66).