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Meet Sanjay Shanbhag Who Reversed His Diabetes at the Age of 55 After Living With It for 12 Years!

Published on: Sep 30, 2022
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Sanjay Shanbhag, a 55-year-old finance consultant from Pune, had diabetes for 12 years. He was frustrated on account of having multiple medicines for controlling his blood pressure & diabetes and was unable to lose the stubborn weight.

Looking for a solution, to smartly control his diabetes he chose the Diabetes Prime Program for which he is extremely happy now!

Just in 3 months, Mr. Shanbhag was able to achieve all his desired outcomes.

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A Peek Into His Life Before Enrolling in the Fitterfly Diabetes Care Program 

He is a finance consultant who constantly keeps traveling between Mumbai & Pune which is why he wanted a diabetes care plan that can be easy to follow even while traveling. He also had hypertension & weight-related concerns.

He tried multiple ways to control diabetes in the past such as following generic or trending diet plans suggested by the internet/people but nothing worked for him. He wasn’t able to sustain those plans. Although Mr. Shanbhag took medications on time and did everything he could to control his diabetes, all went in vain.

So he wanted to understand where EXACTLY he was going wrong! And when Mr. Shanbhag read the positive outcomes of Fitterfly Diabetes Care Program on social media, he decided to enroll! 

How the Program Helped Him?

To help him achieve his health goal, his case was assigned to 3 Coaches, including a Nutritionist, a Physiotherapist, and a Success coach. After joining the program, a CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitoring) sensor was placed on Mr. Shanbhag’s forearm for 14 days.

His CGM graph also revealed the reasons for his sleep issues. He had episodes of late-night low blood sugar. We shared the insight with his doctor who modified his medicines and the problem was solved.

This data helped his 3 Coaches, including a Nutritionist, a Physiotherapist, and a Success coach, to make decisions about how to balance his food, physical activity, and stress levels.

After understanding what worked for his blood sugar levels, his coaches created a personalized lifestyle plan for him.

Achieving the Outcomes

1. Nutritional intervention

A Nutritionist and a Certified Diabetes Educator, Ms. Shailja Shukla, closely worked with Mr. Shanbhag to understand his dietary patterns. 

She accordingly curated an affordable diet plan with easily available food items that met his needs and health goals. For example, he is a Konkani and therefore a rice-lover, so Shailja gave him a diet plan that included the staples. As a result, he was always compliant throughout the program journey. 

Here is how she helped him: 

  1. Advised him to improve his choice of carbohydrate sources and combinations.
  2. Improved his micronutrient intake by adding protein sources & nuts to his meals
  3. Guided him on ways to include fiber in the meals.
  4. Helped him correct his midnight hypoglycemia episodes by including healthy carbs at bedtime.
  5. Explained portion control and plate methods to balance the nutritional intake.

2. Physiotherapy interventions

The physical activity level of Mr. Shanbhag was average before joining the program. But later, under the supervision of a trained Physiotherapist Neha Raorane, he started with his daily walk for 30 – 40 minutes after every meal.

3. Success coach interventions

Mr. Shanbhag’s sleep was often disturbed, which affected his blood sugar levels. With the help of breathing techniques and one-on-one guided motivational sessions with his success coach Madhvi Vijra, his sleep quality improved. 

My Shanbhag’s life today

  • He feels a lot more energetic and healthier.
  • He has now become an office diabetes expert
  • He knows which foods are good and bad for him
  • He feels happier, fitter, and more productive than ever before

He is thankful to the entire Fitterfly team, especially his Nutritionist, for helping him find a balance of foods that he enjoyed for years with new, healthy additions.

Consider consulting our experts on Fitterfly’s Diabetes Care Programme.

Without much adieu, speak with us by just dialing a missed call at 08069450746, and we will definitely get back to you. Together, let us make the journey towards healing from diabetes more healthy and enjoyable.


This blog provides general information for educational and informational purposes only and shouldn't be seen as professional advice.

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