Hope And Healing: Heart Health And Diabeties

Jan 9, 2020

“Everybody came away healthier—and their life had changed.”
Credit Intermountain Healthcare

After being diagnosed as pre-diabetic, Jay Whatcott knew he needed to make changes, but he didn’t know where or how to start. He joined the100-day Heart Challenge at a Utah hospital, where he learned to exercise and eat healthy.

With the support of health professionals like Traci Heiner, Jay transformed his habits and his life. But the biggest change came on day 101, when he tried some unhealthy food and realized it didn’t taste as good as he had once thought.

Support for programming on Utah Public Radio comes from Intermountain Healthcare, a Utah-based not-for-profit system of 23 hospitals, 160 clinics, 2,400 employed doctors and advanced practice providers, a health plans group under the name SelectHealth, and other medical services.