37 years, Pharmacist
Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes
Gaurav Sharma lives in Ranchi with his wife, parents and two children. He was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in December 2015.
“I started experiencing symptoms like excessive thirst and frequent urination. That is when I decided to get myself tested and I found out that I have Type 2 Diabetes. I used to eat pulao every day. Also, I used to remain very stressed all the time. These could have been the contributing factors to my diabetic condition.”
He consulted a diabetologist and he prescribed some medicines. He used to eat eight chapatis in a day and the doctor recommended that he should reduce his carb intake and exercise on a regular basis. This would help him in losing the excess weight. Over the course of years, he also tried some ayurvedic medicines. He was looking for a more effective way to tackle his diabetic condition when he got to know about BeatO.
“I got to know about BeatO through a friend and I purchased the Care Program in March 2022.
I was recommended to make certain changes to my diet and lifestyle by my health coach. My health coach Poojhita made sure that my diet matched my energy requirements. I never feel low on energy being on this diet. I also practice Yoga every day and avoid rigorous exercises.”
Mr. Gaurav Sharma has made exceptional improvements while being on the Care Program within just three months. He has lost 8 kgs of weight and his HbA1c has come down from 7.5% to 6.9%. His fasting reading has also come down from 200 mg/dL to 110 mg/dL.
“The role of the health coach is the most important part of this program. They give you time-to-time and daily guidance. They tell you what you need to restrict or add to your diet. I even share a picture of my plate with my health coach every day.
“Whenever I experience a fluctuation in my sugar level, I get a call from my health coach.”
He says that his favourite feature on BeatO is the Curv Glucometer. He says “The Curv Glucometer is handy and it can be connected to the phone. I can easily maintain a log and also can keep a track of the trends. All the data comes collectively in one place. I can now manage diabetes in a better way.”
About the BeatO Care Program, he says “This is a wonderful program. It can help people reverse their diabetic condition. “ He describes Beato as “totally fantastic”. He has emphasized that the key factor in diabetes management is self-discipline.
He says “you need to make small changes every day that will help you see drastic changes. “I only eat the diet prescribed by my health coach and I have also fixed my sleep schedule.”
He likes to spend time with his family and also likes to do research in the pharmaceutical field. His story is an inspiration to everyone who is looking forward to controlling their diabetes in an effective manner and in a short span of time.
Author – Sakshi Poptani