"It was just another routine visit with my family doctor, Susan Davis. Out of surprise of that day, my doctor said, ""You are pre-diabetic."" She made a referral to the dietitian and I left her office determined to reverse the pre-diabetes diagnosis. I was obese with a family history of diabetes.
Now it was necessary for me to make adjustments in my eating habits and portion size became more important. Blood sugar was balanced by small portions of protein with carbohydrates or starchy snacks. Walking was selected as the exercise to lose the weight and Los Angeles Scenic Outlook became a favorite spot. After a while I decided to participate in the Los Angeles Marathon, when I completed the marathon I had lost 41 pounds and my A1C was 5.2. Dr. Davis told me that my A1C was better than most of the doctors at UCLA where she works. Afterwards, I wrote the book, How to Prevent Diabetes -I beat it and You Can Too! Dr. Davis was my proofreader. Both of us were very proud!"
How To Prevent Diabetes: I Beat It and You can Too! – KINDLE
Published Date: February 19, 2021
Dorris S. Woods, PhD
Dr. Woods is a native Mississippian. She has worked with hundreds of diabetic patients, as a nurse and as a diabetic specialist. She is known for her leadership skills and a “people person”. She has earned six advanced degrees and did the post-doctoral study. She was listed as a Notable Women in Who’s Who Among American Women. She is a widow and lives in Culver City, California.