Woman leads healthier lifestyle after diabetes diagnosis
A Bronx woman who thought diabetes would be her death sentence is now living a lighter and healthier lifestyle.
Elizabeth Peralta, 53, completely changed the course of her life after she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in July.
Peralta says she immediately joined the Diabetes Alliance Program at Mount Sinai Hospital. She was able to learn to make foods, like her specialty empanadas, and replace ingredients with healthier options.
Between walking two miles a day and making major changes in the kitchen, Peralta completely reversed the disease and is now no longer considered a high-risk patient.
"I'm a normal, hard-working woman from the Bronx that just wanted to live and beat diabetes. And I did," she says.