Meet the North Country BetterU Participants: Erin Fazio

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My name is Erin Fazio.  I have a family history of heart disease and diabetes.  Both of my grandfathers passed away from heart attacks and I have an uncle who suffered multiple strokes and a heart attack.  My father under went an emergency quadruple bypass when he was only 46.  I also have diabetes and a history of high blood pressure.

It was when my son was born two years ago with a congenital heart defect that I realized I needed to make a change.  I asked myself, “How am I supposed to teach my son to lead a healthy lifestyle if I’m not leading by example?”

My son is my #1 reason.  I not only want to lose weight and control my diabetes with diet and excercise, but I also want to gain from this experience the knowledge to maintain a healthy lifestyle beyond the 12 week program.

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