I had been feeling poorly for a while, making it difficult for me to do my job and spend time with my family. After passing out at work one day, I went to the Wayne Farms We Care Wellness Center in Decatur, AL. My blood work showed that my glucose levels were in the 400s. I was diagnosed with diabetes, low iron, and high cholesterol.

Melissa Ward, FNP, encouraged me to eat more nutritious foods, exercise, and take my medication regularly. I am so glad I listened to her. I have since cut out fried food, carbonated beverages, and sweets from my diet. I walk with my three granddaughters every day and make sure I never miss a doctor’s appointment. As a result, my blood sugar is down three points and I have lost 30 pounds! I feel great for taking the necessary steps to be healthy for me and for my family.