When she was only 14, Mele Osai visited her doctor and received some surprising news — she was insulin resistant. While she had been overweight for half of her life, she didn't realize it could impact her health at such a young age. When someone has insulin resistance, it means their muscles, fat and liver cells do not respond properly to insulin. They can't absorb glucose from the bloodstream — and the body needs more insulin to help the glucose enter cells. This eventually can lead to type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. At her heaviest, Osai weighed pounds at 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Suburban Aurora Teen Shares Weight Loss Surgery Journey - NBC Chicago
Teen Weight Loss Success Story: Jillian, 14, transforms her teenage experience with new found confidence and health. They hope their story and experience can help other Kurbo kids and families with their weight loss and health goals as well. Including grandparents! Jillian and Dionne embraced the Kurbo tracking strategy, using it to visualize their progress.
Suburban Aurora Teen Shares Weight Loss Surgery Journey
Major weight loss is totally possible — just ask these women, who revamped their habits to feel stronger and healthier than ever. When Ingrid was pregnant with her third child, she went through some difficult personal issues, turned to food to soothe herself, and watched as the number on the scale went up…and up and up. In all, she gained pounds.