Never journey alone. Surround yourself with love and support from family, friends, and health care professionals. And remember, you are not alone. Diabetes is common. Consider joining a support group to connect with others who are on the same journey as you are.
Find your ambition in the improvements you feel. Do you have more energy? Are you thinking more clearly? Focus on what feels good and keep doing what you are doing to get there. (And hey, reward yourself along the way!)
Set goals to keep yourself on track and accountable. The key with goal setting is to start small and be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Time-bound. By doing so, you set yourself up to celebrate healthier days along the way.
Make self-care your priority. To succeed, you need to count on the best version of yourself showing up each and every day. Consider things like being well-rested or making healthy boundaries for yourself. It’s about progress, not perfection, so don’t overdo it. Take one step at a time.
Be aware of what your body needs (vs. those unhealthy cravings you may want). Eating mindfully can transform your health. It takes practice and patience, but the results will be worth it.
We care about your health. Contact your provider for support on your journey. We are also happy to offer eligible* Quartz members access to Virta through Quartz: a research-backed treatment that reverses Type 2 diabetes and obesity – at no extra cost.**
Get started with the five tips above – you can do this! And find out if you are eligible for Virta today!
*Eligible Quartz health plans include most commercial fully insured, Medicaid, and Quartz Medicare Advantage (HMO) and Dual Eligible plans. This benefit is currently being offered to those with Type 2 diabetes and obesity (defined as having a BMI of 30 or greater). There are some medical conditions that would exclude members from the Virta treatment. Start the application process now to find out if you qualify.
**Additional costs may be incurred for labs obtained from an out-of-network provider based on contractual agreements between the lab and Virta Health.