Less Weight, More Happiness

“Believe me, I have tried all the diets out there and have failed at all of them,” explains Nancy Roland.

Nancy is currently enrolled in Altru’s Weight Management Program. Through 12 weeks of hard work and support from Altru’s medical weight loss experts, Nancy has shed 41 pounds, with plans to lose 75 more.


“It is the best program I have ever experienced. It has taken the guesswork out of dieting.”

Following the Plan
Nancy, who has type 2 diabetes, follows a very structured plan. She says it works well with her “busy and unorganized lifestyle.”

Rachel Aure, health & wellness specialist, explains, “We have a comprehensive team that is 100 percent invested in the well being of our patients. We focus on small steps and practical approaches to making positive lifestyle changes, and we have some fun along the way!”

Staff Support
Nancy says Altru’s staff has provided the support, care and help needed to succeed.

“They all go the extra mile. They truly care,” she says.

Ann Mason, a nurse practitioner at Altru who works directly with weight management patients, shares, “My favorite part is hearing about patients’ non-scale victories, like tying shoes by themselves, increasing endurance, understanding food addiction and enjoying life without being surrounded by food.”

“Our patients are not just a number,” explains Jennifer Haugen, registered dietitian. “We get to know them personally, their likes and dislikes, and their struggles. We help them learn how to overcome challenges to be successful.”

A Healthy Investment
When deciding if she should invest in the program, Nancy realized part of the expense could be applied to her Care Credit Card. She thought, ‘How can I afford to not do this? I cannot put a price tag on my life.”

Beyond the weight lost, Nancy has seen many significant health improvements, including:

  • Controlled blood sugars and lowered insulin from 55 units to 20 units
  • Cut blood pressure medicine in half
  • Returned cholesterol to normal range
  • Lost 19.4 inches
  • Dropped three clothing sizes

“I feel fantastic, with more energy and happier than I have been in a long time.”

Like Nancy, have you tried every diet without success? Perhaps it’s time for a complete lifestyle change. Learn how Altru’s Weight Management Program can help you or a loved one.

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