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Tim Was Diagnosed with Diabetes and Lowered His A1C

June 3rd, 2017 | 1 min. read

By Marathon Health

Tim Murray didn’t realize he was experiencing diabetic symptoms until he visited Marathon Health for a biometric screening to earn an incentive through his employee benefits at Urschel Laboratories.

Murray had been experiencing constant fatigue and blurred vision but had no idea his symptoms signified a serious problem.

Tim’s screening revealed a dangerously high A1c measure of 13.8, which falls well into the high-risk category for diabetic complications. A hemoglobin A1c test correlates to a patient’s blood sugar over the previous 90 days. A reading above 6.5 indicates diabetes, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Unfortunately, Tim isn’t alone: He’s one of more than 30 million Americans currently living with diabetes, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“I’m glad I went to that screening because if I hadn’t, I probably would have just kept going like I was without knowing I had diabetes,” Murray says.

Following his diagnosis, Tim’s Marathon Health physician developed a personalized treatment plan and coordinated diabetes management education. Tim started having regular appointments at the clinic and made his Marathon Health physician his primary care provider.

A year and a half after the initial biometric screening, Tim’s A1c has dropped to 7 and his diabetic symptoms have decreased. He now enjoys taking walks during the workday and kayaking with his wife and two sons.

“I feel way different now,” Murray says. “It’s like night and day.”