Success Story: Wanda
With her Wheels’ vehicle she no longer has to compromise her health to get to work.
Wanda has diabetes and was walking long distances to catch her bus in Florida’s extreme high temperatures. People with diabetes need to be extra careful when temperatures climb dramatically. Extreme heat and heavy activity in heat negatively affects blood sugar control.
These extreme body stresses and the psychological stress it caused was putting Wanda at a higher risk, often worsening her blood sugar control and as a result her health.
Knowing this she still she tried never to miss work until one day the stress and extreme health effects of walking so far took their toll on her health. Wanda ended up being hospitalized to get her diabetes back under control and treat the resulting heart complications.
With her Wheels’ vehicle she no longer has to compromise her health to get to work. Her diabetes is easier to control allowing for less missed days at work. Her employer says she has become her “right hand of support” for the company. Opportunities and advancement in her career are now a possibility and her future looks bright. “Life is now accessible to me. I have found a new freedom that a cab or bus ride could never provide.”