Success Stories

What do Functional Medicine Institute clients have to say about their experience?

Michael


“It has been an ongoing, great experience working with the team at Functional Medicine Institute over the last 4.5 months. I began my relationship with them as a type 2 diabetic who had been diagnosed two years prior. The medical team paved the road that led me to become medication-free within 1.5 months of starting the program. I was not very overweight, but I have lost 12 pounds and feel great. I also understand my blood sugar now, so I can determine how my intake of certain foods affects my levels. The diet and the program are not easy, especially if you are used to living a certain lifestyle, so individuals who are considering this program must commit to making it work. The best thing of all is that I am in control of my outcome. The doctors and the staff have been great.”

Donna


“When I first came to Functional Medicine Institute, my A1C was 13.1, and I just felt tired and generally crummy all of the time. It took everything I had to get to work and come home every day. I had no energy at all. In my initial screening, I said, ‘I just want to feel like myself again.’ When I had my next A1C test after starting the Functional Medicine Institute program, my A1C level had dropped to 7.6. I am now at 6.3, which is considered prediabetic. More importantly, I feel like me again and have lots of energy to do things that I couldn’t do last year at this time. I was just discharged from Functional Medicine Institute after a year of guidance and treatment. I cannot say enough good things about the doctors and the ladies at the front desk. Everyone made me feel so welcome each time I was there. I highly recommend them!”

Leslie


“I have been on the Functional Medicine Institute plan for my type 2 diabetes for several months. I was actually quite skeptical about being able to follow the program or if it would even help. However, my glucose levels are way down, and my A1C has gone from 7.8 to 5.9. My doctor has even taken me off one of my medications since I’m doing so well. I can’t believe how supportive and understanding everyone at Functional Medicine Institute has been. I’m looking forward to living a diabetes-free life. I know I will have to watch what I eat and drink in the future, but now I know I can do it.”

Janice


“Dr. Helwig is great! My mom had diabetes (diagnosed 15 years ago), and her condition has improved a lot. She no longer needs insulin or Lisinopril. The doctors at Functional Medicine Institute take the time to listen and treat you like a human being and not like just another number. They get to the root cause. We are very grateful!”

Nancy


“I can’t say enough good things! I began the program to reverse my diabetes six weeks ago. When I began, I was on 75 units of Levemir insulin per day. Now I’m at 26 units per day. A week ago, I cut my blood pressure med (Lisinopril) in half (from 20 mg per day to 10 mg). The current blood pressure readings I’m getting lead me to believe I will soon be completely off the med. My energy level is great as well. The doctors are efficient, professional, and easy to talk to, and so is the staff.”

Jan


“I have been on the program for six weeks. I am very pleased with the results because I am off my blood pressure medicine, Metformin, and my acid reflux is gone. I have also lost 14 pounds since beginning the program. Over the last 15 years, I have tried several diets and exercise programs without seeing any results!”

Penny & Pete


“This practice is remarkable. Functional Medicine Institute uses very individualized care combined with cutting-edge science, sophisticated testing, and diet to make a significant difference in the lives of their patients. In the last 7 months, my husband’s energy level on a scale from 1 to 10 has gone from a 3 to an 8 and is still climbing. He has an energy level I haven’t seen in years! His Type 2 Diabetes numbers are excellent without any prescriptions. He’s lost 25 lbs. It’s an amazing transformation!! Our primary care physician is very impressed with the positive changes in all the blood test results that needed to show improvement and wants us to continue with Functional Medicine Institute’s protocol.”

Mandy


I walked into Functional Medicine Institute without knowing what to expect.

I figured it would be the same old “eat-healthy-and-here-is-another-pill” routine. To my surprise, it was nothing like that. Dr. Helwig has been nothing short of amazing.

For years, I had no answers, and my condition had not improved. I was actually getting increased doses of my Synthroid every few years. Under Functional Medicine Institute’s treatment, I have gone from zero energy to waking up and having a life again.
From the comfortable environment to the friendliness of the staff, you just know you’re in good hands. I feel so much better about my health and my future thanks to them! You guys are awesome.”

Daveta


“I can’t say enough good things! I began the program to reverse my diabetes six weeks ago. When I began, I was on 75 units of Levemir insulin per day. Now I’m at 26 units per day. A week ago, I cut my blood pressure med (Lisinopril) in half (from 20 mg per day to 10 mg). The current blood pressure readings I’m getting lead me to believe I will soon be completely off the med. My energy level is great as well. The doctors are efficient, professional, and easy to talk to, and so is the staff.”