Local Kirklander, Linda Bennett, retired after 25 years as a dental hygienist and was trying to figure out what she wanted to do next. She knew it involved helping people, but she was also very busy assisting her mom in California whose diabetes had escalated and led to heart disease, being put on dialysis, and a general health decline. Linda's siblings are medical professionals, and when they all discussed mom's health they became very frustrated with the overload of often conflicting information, prescriptions and protocols from the myriad of specialists that she was seeing. But it seemed clear that diabetes was the crux of the problem.
After some research, her passion for finding a solution to help Type 2 Diabetics led Linda and her husband Matt to open the 15th nationwide location of Help Your Diabetes at 316 Central Way (old T-Mobile location). There are over 30 million Americans living with Type 2, and founder Dr. Murray Hockings has been helping people for 27 years. Linda knows first hand how much diabetes can impact patients and their families and is excited to share a more natural approach to Type 2 diabetics to enable them to manage their disease, reverse symptoms, and get off their medications. After 5 months in the program so far, her mom even with her advanced dialysis which would normally exclude her from the program, was able to get her A1C from a 10 all the way down to a 6.1. The five elements of the program include 1/specific foods to enjoy/avoid, 2/a supplement to balance gut bacteria, 3/exercise or movement protocol, 4/national weekly phone support group, 5/text, email, voice support 7 days a week from a doc (D.C.) that specializes in diabetes.
So how do they measure success? By getting your A1C count under 6 without meds. Help Your Diabetes guarantees it. You submit weight, blood pressure, blood sugar and your food log weekly while going through the program. They guarantee three things: You will be clinically non-diabetic in less than 6 months. You will be off your diabetes medications. This has 100% money back guarantee PLUS they will give you $500 for trying if you follow the protocol and it doesn't work for you. Nationally, Help Your Diabetes has helped over 25,000 patients.
They didn't disclose their flat fee to me, but mentioned that financing is available (insurance does not cover). If you've been struggling with managing your Type 2 Diabetes and wanted to learn more about the HYD Program, an online appointment can be scheduled here for their downtown Kirkland location or you can call 425-655-0440.