BeatO Unbeatables: Vikas Suneja
Within 10 days of following the diet prescribed by my BeatO Diabetes educator, I saw a significant change in my sugar levels!
Vikas Suneja is a 31-year-old Data Scientist living in Delhi. He has an unparalleled zest for life and likes to play with his son during his free time. He was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in March 2021.
“I was particularly concerned about my health as my family has a history of diabetes. Both my grandparents and my father were severely affected by it. One day I decided to get my sugar levels checked at a lab and discovered that I had Type2 Diabetes. I consulted doctors to know whether my treatment was possible.
My friend recommended that I use the BeatO App. I started following all the measures prescribed by my BeatO health educator- Ruksar Edrisy.”
Along with following his diet, Vikas also ran on the treadmill for 35 mins every day, given the pandemic situation. He admitted to having a sedentary lifestyle before with no exercise.
“I made changes to my diet, lifestyle and also improved my fitness regime. I felt as if I was making the right efforts to bring my health back on track. My sugar readings came down from 300 mg/dl to 134 mg/dl”.
Although his diabetic condition was improving, he suffered a major loss in his life. Things fell apart for Vikas when his father got admitted to the hospital because of liver damage and weak kidneys. His father also had high blood pressure and cataracts. Vikas kept visiting the hospital frequently amid the Covid scare. His father’s condition worsened with his existing diabetic condition and led to his untimely death.
“When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.”
Losing a parent is truly an incomparable loss. Following this, Vikas himself tested positive for Covid and was also struck with grief over his father’s death. He did not lose faith but rather determined to stand tall in the face of his own covid and diabetic condition.
After recovering from Covid, he continued following the steps recommended by the health educators for his diabetic condition.
“ Ruksar from BeatO helped me immensely. I kept following her diet, and I successfully brought my sugar reading to a controlled level. My HbA1C levels came down from 12.7 to 7.6.”
He says that the prescribed diet is highly recommended as the educators follow the plate method. You can easily send them pictures of your meal on whatsapp and they instantly reply with which proportions of the meal are to be improved.
“BeatO mera support hai. I can easily conduct my test at the comfort of my home. I also do not have to keep a track of my readings as they are auto saved on the App. I keep getting timely reminders to check my readings and also to follow the right diet. It has truly changed my life for the better and I am ever grateful to BeatO for improving my diabetic condition.
Also read: Type 2 diabetes food chart