“I’m a huge fan of new tech,” says Donall, a Brook user since 2018. He had been seeing ads for Brook and was intrigued, so when his health insurance company sent him a flier about the service, he jumped in with both feet.
“I asked a few questions by email, I noticed the HIPAA logo that tells me my privacy is fully protected, and at that point I had enough information to make an informed decision,” he said.
Donall’s first chat with Brook’s Experts was about his struggle with timing his meals and snacks to manage his type 2 diabetes. Because he works a swing shift, he kept finding himself eating at irregular intervals on the days he worked.
Brook’s Experts worked with Donall to figure out what and when he could eat to best control his blood sugar. Donall set goals to make three Brook Healthy Plate meals per week, and eat one balanced snack each day.
Right away, Donall started logging his medications, food, activity, and blood sugar readings on Brook and worked hard to stick to his goals.
“I noticed a change after only one week of using Brook,” he said. “I was empowered to change my eating habits, begin meal planning, and change my shopping habits.”
After only a few months, he began to see some pretty amazing results. Since setting food and fitness goals with Brook’s Experts, he has been able to keep his blood sugar readings under 140, and it’s made a tremendous difference in his health and how he feels.
Kelsea is a Registered Dietitian with her Master's degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA, and is one of our Brook Experts.