Jeremy is 45 years old and has struggled with his weight since his early 30s. “For the last 15 years or so I’ve been fighting that battle off and on. I’ve lost weight and I’ve gained it back,” he says.
Type 2 diabetes runs in Jeremy’s family
On Jeremy’s dad’s side of the family, the risk for type 2 diabetes is high. His dad and grandparents have type 2 diabetes. “I knew that I was on my way to becoming like the rest of the family and it was at that point that I knew I had to make a change,” Jeremy says.
Weight-loss diets and treatments failed him
Jeremy has tried many diets to help him lose weight. When those diets didn’t deliver the results he was hoping for, he reached out to his doctor to discuss other treatment options. He tried another weight-loss medication, but stopped because it was too expensive.
“I was exhausted walking two blocks, and bending over to tie my shoes was difficult,” he says. “It got to the point where I didn’t want to be in pictures with my family or friends.”
Jeremy heard about Lomaira from a friend, spoke to his doctor, and started a treatment plan with Lomaira. “That ability to take that third dose really kept me in check for those tough periods,” he says.
Lomaira has helped Jeremy lose over 10% of his body weight. “When I started to take Lomaira, it was really to control how I ate, specifically,” he explains. “What Lomaira allowed me to do, really, was to stick to the plan that my doctor had for me.”
Lomaira has helped Jeremy to lose weight and get back to the active person his friends and family always knew him to be. “Almost as a bit of a reward, our family took a cruise to Alaska and I was able to actually hike the mountains in and around Juneau, about 2,000 feet above sea level, and I’m quite certain that’s something I could not have done a few months ago,” Jeremy says. “Even my wife agrees now I’ve got a lot more time and energy to devote to family activities, we can actually push the envelope a little bit and do things that we have not done as a family recently because I couldn’t do it.”
The Lomaira difference
Jeremy and his doctor agree that Jeremy has the confidence to continue with good habits. “The big difference between Lomaira and the other treatment options I’ve tried is it allows me to actually take it before dinner and that’s where the difficulty really lied (was). It actually allowed me to build a plan, design a plan, and stick with that plan,” he says. “Ultimately, at the end of the day, that was the Lomaira difference.”
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