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Meet the latest $1000 BEATDiabetes Drawing Winner, Michelle Washington!


Congratulations to Michelle Washington, the winner of the most recent Charlottesville area $1000 BEATDiabetes Drawing! We caught up with Michelle to ask her a few questions about her diabetes journey, what advice she has for other people dealing with diabetes, and what she plans to do with the $1000.


How long have you had Type 2 diabetes?

I was diagnosed 2 years ago.


What has been the biggest challenge for you in dealing with diabetes?

The biggest challenge for me was cutting carbs and portion sizes.


What changes have you made that have helped improve your blood sugar?

I am exercising 3 times a week and eating healthier foods.


Why did you decide to sign-up for BEATDiabetes?

I felt I needed extra motivation and support to get my diabetes under control.


How has the BEATDiabetes program helped you manage your diabetes?

The reminders to check my blood sugar has been a big part of my journey to controlled levels.


What motivates you to make healthy choices?

I want to maintain a way of life that is healthy and fun.


What advice do you have for others trying to improve their diabetes control?

Making small changes to your diet and exercise can lead to bigger, long lasting changes.


What do you plan to do with your winnings?

I am going to use it for an after-covid girls self-care trip.


Congratulations to Michelle for doing a wonderful job managing her diabetes and minimizing her risk of future diabetes complications!

Work hard to make healthy choices, and the next drawing winner could be YOU!


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