Y Story: Prescribe the Y

By: Krista Presutto | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | Our Cause

Krista Presutto

At the age of 52, I was diagnosed with type two diabetes. I was immediately put on insulin and medication. My doctor told me to lose weight and at 192 pounds, I agreed.

I tried everything, even structured weight loss plans. I lost some weight but my sugar was still high. I was still feeling sluggish and tired and just not healthy. Then my doctor recommended Prescribe the Y at the Wayne YMCA. Prescribe the Y is a free 12-week wellness program supervised by American College of Sports Medicine credentialed personal trainers.

I have changed my life. I met two times a week with my trainer, Scott. With his gentle guidance we started weight training and he went over a healthy way of eating for me. After a couple of weeks I had noticed I had more energy and my sugar levels were going down.

This program has made me feel like I am now in charge of my health and I will never quit. My A1 C went from 9 to 6.4. I have lost weight and I feel great and have so much energy!


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