Employee Story: Female, age 49
- Eliminated all soda
- Reduced processed foods
- Starting carrying lunch to work
- Increased fruits and vegetables in her daily diet
Exercise was nearly impossible due to a painful condition in both feet. The Care Coordinator assessed this issue and became concerned about the amount of Tylenol she was taking. After going over a list of questions for member to discuss with her doctor, the pain meds were adjusted; orthotics and more supportive shoes were prescribed along with a topical pain reliever. As a result member is able to walk and do exercise tapes without pain.
Other successes include:
- Weight loss of 15 pounds
- Triglyceride level went down by 100 points
- Cholesterol down to normal limits
At this point, this member feels she can lose the weight without a gastric bypass! The Care Coordinator plans to continue to work with this member to transition the health coaching to ASH.