From chaos to weight loss: Hurricane Harvey helps Texas couple drop 70 pounds

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In the midst of losing their home, Shelby was also fighting for his health.

“My blood pressure had gone up and I had gone onto high blood pressure medicine and my doctor every year would tell me I’m closer and closer to having type two diabetes,” said Shelby.

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“When your family’s really vulnerable, you realize how important it is to be healthy,” said Ana.

So what could have been their lowest moment instead pushed them to change their lives for the better. Together they joined Medi-Weightloss, an individualized weight loss program and, for Shelby, it was just what he needed.

“Pancreatitis left untreated can be fatal,” said Dr. Sejal Shah of Medi-Weightloss. “But had he been treated with the pancreatitis but not successfully lost the weight he was able to lose, he would have most likely moved from prediabetes to type two diabetes.”

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