Ms. Roberta Burns

 

My name is Roberta Burns and I reside close to Lake Shore Drive. My doctor at Near South encouraged me to enroll in the free Diabetes Prevention Program.

Diabetes is a personal issue for me as all of my sisters have indulgent eating habits, so I knew about the risks of upholding an unhealthy lifestyle. But my family also served as my biggest inspiration for starting this program. After participating in the DPP, I’ve started to transform my life and begin losing weight. My goal is to drop 25 pounds.

I am continually encouraging others, such as my work colleagues, to come with me to the program so they can also learn about the importance of nutrition. I come back week after week because this class is constantly teaching me new wellness habits such as the importance of staying away from processed sugar.

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