"I have a lot going on so I had to find a primary care who was willing to thoroughly listen to me"
This is the story of Randi and how she manages her complicated health issues and diet restrictions
For most people, a well-balanced diet is one that is low in fat, sugar and salt, and high in fiber, vegetables and fruit. But when you have a complicated medical history and health problems that limit your diet, it’s understandable how difficult this can be when managing to maintain a healthy nutritional balance.This is the story of a mother who is managing her complicated health issues and diet restrictions, while trying to live life to the full.
“I have a lot going on so I had to find a primary care who was willing to thoroughly listen to me”
Meet Randi, a mother of two and an apple farmer, who spends the majority of her life active and outside. Randi admits that she has a complicated medical history, “I have a lot going on so I had to find a primary care who was willing to thoroughly listen to me and not just dismiss the things I was discussing but also refer me to other specialists that I needed to see in order to manage my health issues.”.
“My health problems limit my diet”
Randi has a lot of dietary restrictions that are abnormal and because of the conditions that she has, she has further restrictions on what she can and can’t eat. It wasn’t until her Babylon care nurse suggested that Randi speak to a nutritionist to help manage her condition. Randi had previously toyed with the idea of finding a nutritionist but didn’t know how to find a nutritionist locally, so when the idea arose she jumped at the opportunity.
“She goes above and beyond. She does research even when we’re not on the phone”
Randi now regularly sees a nutritionist through Babylon and is grateful for the advice she has received. Randi’s nutritionist is aware of her complicated health conditions and her preference to not eat meat and they both work together to devise a plan that works for Randi. “She’s been super amazing and super helpful. And she goes above and beyond. She does research even when we’re not on the phone, “Oh I found this information for you.” Her help has been really significant and it’s also helped me with my meal planning with my children, because with my diet restrictions, it made it hard to figure out what to feed everybody.”.
“The fact that Babylon had this service has been really significant”.
Randi had no idea that it was possible to have access to specialists until she found Babylon. Managing health conditions isn’t easy but now Randi feels heard and seen. She can now manage her health in the best way possible with Babylon by her side. It’s from having this access that she knows Babylon will always be there for her and her family.