By US Foods associate Brian, on Virta for 6 months
When I got the news from my doctor that my A1c was below the type 2 diabetes threshold In November 2021, I had been on the Virta treatment for just about 6 months. I remember just sitting there, smiling. I had been looking forward to this visit with my doctor for a little while because for the first time in more than 2 decades, I was below 300 pounds and I felt great. But with the affirmation that the Virta treatment, a free benefit provided by US Foods to help people like me use nutrition to reverse type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, I was elated.
As soon as I got home, I jumped on Yammer, the US Foods messaging app, and posted my story to anyone who would read it.
LONG POST...but maybe it helps motivate someone else who is in as sad a situation as I was! Thank you US Foods for Showing me how YOU MATTER matters to me! You have most likely saved my life, and extended it, while giving me a better quality of living by offering Virta as a no-cost benefit! Virta helped me Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Completely - and I am no longer considered a Type 2 Diabetic!
For the first time in 26 years, my weight is below 300 lbs....and I am hiking or biking 5 or more miles a day, giving me back the active life I have been losing bit by bit over the years. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you US Foods.
In the post, I went on to explain that I had originally received a flyer from US Foods about the Virta benefit and thought that the timing was right for me to make a change with my health. It’s kind of funny, because on the one hand, my work life has been incredibly rewarding as I have been leading a dream team of 12 people as part of the newly established CARES ACT ROC Team. We were saving thousands of restaurants and tens of thousands of restaurant jobs by connecting them with well over $2 billion in Federal COVID relief, all while physically feeling like crap everyday.
I finished my original post with a plea to my colleagues:
Folks, being a good steward of your mind and body should be more important than getting things done...and I only have myself to blame. But Thanks to US Foods showing me that “YOU MATTER”, my life has been changed and I am back on track! If you have Type 2 Diabetes or have pre-diabetes, make sure and reach out to our HR Department and find out about VIRTA that our company provides—it will Change YOUR LIFE!
On Virta, I have lost over 60 pounds, reduced my A1c, and changed how I feel 100 percent. Like I posted on Yammer, I am getting out again. I am hiking or biking 5 miles almost every day, I have energy throughout the day, and my mental and emotional health has improved immeasurably. And while I still have a little ways to go—I would like to be off all of my medications—I have a new lease on life. Thank you to the Virta team and to US Foods for making this a reality for me.
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