Xavier Fendt was diagnosed in 2006

April 03, 2014
Xavier Fendt was diagnosed in 2006 as being pre-diabetic through a blood glucose test during an annual physical and he now attends the Diabetes support group in San Pedro. “I was put on medication to help control my blood sugar but I really didn’t know what else to do about it,” the 73-year-old recalls. He made changes to his diet, and found his way into a water aerobics class but without a support group he had to educate himself. “I wanted to connect with other people who were also trying to make the changes I needed to make and I lit up when I read about the Diabetes support group in Pathways 2 Health. Now I attend regularly and I’m always learning something from the other members in the group. It’s very valuable.”