Inspired Living: Maria Bianchi


AGE: 53


HEALTH ISSUE: Type 2 diabetes

SYMPTOMS: Frequent urination, intense thirst, dry mouth, itchy skin.

HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS: My family doctor determined that I have type 2 diabetes. He told me to properly monitor my blood sugar levels, as well as change my diet. Now, I make sure that my meals are centred around high-fibre, low-fat foods, including fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. I also have cut back on eating meat and refined sugars, and am exercising more regularly.

THE RESULTS: My blood sugar levels have definitely been more stable since I switched up my lifestyle.