Meet Elena – Klinio Success Story

The patient we want to introduce you to today is Elena. Elena is 61 years old and was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Elena is a Klinio success – check out her story.

Christine Zalnieraite

2022 Jun 30

6 min read

The patient we want to introduce you to today is Elena. Elena is 61 years old and was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Elena is a Klinio success – check out her story.

Elena’s Diagnosis

The official diagnosis of type 2 diabetes came for Elena when she made her first doctor’s appointment in two years. She noted in retrospect that she had been experiencing some common signs of diabetes, but rather than assuming that particular condition, she put it down to the natural aging process. These symptoms included:

  • Bladder control issues;
  • Frequent fatigue;
  • Lightheadedness;
  • Periods of slight confusion;
  • Aching joints.

After her initial diagnosis, Elena decided to do as much research as she could on type 2 diabetes because she wanted to be as educated as possible on the health battle that she had ahead of her.

Understanding that she needed to make major changes in her lifestyle in order to help manage and control her diabetes, Elena decided to overhaul her diet and eating habits and begin a new era of healthier choices.

Alongside this new eating regime, Elena also began a workout schedule and committed to drinking even more than the minimum recommended amount of water per day. She had never been a big water drinker, preferring carbonated alternatives such as diet soda.

With the help of the Klinio app, Elena believes that she is happier and more in control of her health now than ever. 

Diet And Physical Activity

Physical Activity

Before her diabetes diagnosis, Elena admits to being the type of person who always intended to exercise but very rarely got around to actually doing it. Other life challenges would regularly take priority, ultimately leading first to her developing prediabetes and eventually developing full-blown type 2 diabetes. 

Since enlisting the help of the Klinio program, Elena begins her day with a 30-minute dog walk. She regards walking as her main form of exercise and cites the age-specific walking and exercise programs on the Klinio app as a beneficial companion to her new regime.

Diet

Before downloading and using the Klinio app, Elena admits that her daily diet consisted mostly of junk food and food that provided very little nutritional value. Her main goal when eating was to simply find something to stave off the hunger until the next meal, rather than focusing on meals that were both calorie-conscious and/or nutritionally balanced.

Post-diagnosis, Elena credits the Klinio app and the professional help it provides for rewiring her attitude toward food. She now sees food as one of the main ‘medicines’ with which she is able to control and maintain her blood sugar and other diabetes symptoms. 

Klinio opened her mind to things like unprocessed foods and clean eating, with the app’s dedicated recipe suggestions helping her to find ways to enjoy some of her old favorites, like bread, but in a much more healthy and moderate way.

Before finding success with Klinio, Elena had expressed frustration at fad diets and extreme regimes that would help her lose a few pounds initially but never teach her how to maintain a lower weight and change her habits for good.

Using The Klinio App

Elena revealed that she came across the Klinio app by complete chance after some time spent browsing through the various different dieting, diabetes, and weight loss apps online. Klinio impressed her most and appeared to be the most comprehensive and professional. 

The Klinio app was developed by experienced professionals and has a range of consultants in medicine, nutrition and diabetes, and other subjects relating to diabetes. 

Elena has been a committed Klinio user for more than 6 months. She uses the app to find recipes and other inspiration every single day and has also heaped praise on the various health and fitness articles that are included within the app. 

It was the inclusion of these educational articles that were instrumental in Elena’s choice of Klinio over others that were simply intended for calorie tracking and data logging, as she felt that she wanted to be educated at the same time as following new lifestyle instructions in order to really make them stick.

A day in the life of Elena using the Klinio as a guide from morning all the way through to evening resembles the following:

  • She wakes up and is greeted with a good morning message on the app and a reminder to check and log her blood pressure.
  • Breakfast is the first meal of the day, and Elena checks the app to see which healthy recipe has been allotted to her.
  • Throughout the day, she receives reminder notifications from the app to encourage her to drink more water and stay hydrated and energized between meals.
  • Snacks and dinner are also suggested and logged via the app, along with the walking and other exercises Elena might undertake during the day.

Elena relies on the Klinio app as an essential part of her daily life, from the recipes suggestions to the friendly reminder notifications that can help her to keep on track and not make the mistake of making any bad decisions that might feel good at the moment but bad later in the day.

When asked what her favorite and most used features of the Klinio app are, Elena boasts that she cannot pick a standout because she regards everything as essential. From the blood testing feature to the menu ideas and general health tips, Klinio provides Elena with a vital framework that she relies on to meet her goals and keep her diabetes concerns in check. In particular, she cites the grocery list feature as an essential for her new lifestyle, as it automatically creates a list of ingredients that you need to purchase to cook your healthy meals for the week.

To date, Elena has lost almost 50 pounds with the help of the Klinio app. Her all-important blood sugar levels have been in the normal range for the past few months. The most exciting progression with her weight loss is that she no longer needs to take insulin or any type of dedicated diabetes medication. 

Alongside the supplementary weight loss, since finding success with the Klinio app, Elena has been able to regain bladder control, experienced a clearing of her fuzzy mind, eliminated the slight blurriness in her eyesight, eased the pain in her joints, regained normal sensation in her feet, and has overall seen a reversal of all of the physical and mental symptoms that she had previously attributed solely to her age.

Elena takes great pride in the fact that she has been able to dramatically change her life for the better in less than a year. Still, she thoroughly believes that she would not have been able to find a new rhythm and lifestyle that worked for her without the help of the Klinio app and the Klinio team working behind the screen. Her success story is one that we are very proud of.

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Written by

Christine Zalnieraite

Christine is a registered and licensed dietitian (RD, LD) with more than eight years of professional experience. Christine is an expert in dietetics that includes human nutrition and the regulation of the proper individual diet. She alters patient's nutrition based on their medical condition and individual needs. Education: Master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Food Safety and two Bachelors of Science - Bachelor in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, and Human Nutrition and Food Safety. Also, she continues to deepen her knowledge in Ph.D. studies of Medical Science and Dietetics.

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