During this initial phase, patients consume high protein, low carbohydrate meal replacement shakes/bars, weekly medical monitoring with our registered dietitian and weekly classes/education materials that focus on long term weight management.
Patients continue to develop long term weight management skills with monthly medical monitoring with our registered dietitian as they experience the ups and downs of life after weight loss.
All shakes, bars and meal replacement products are available for purchase at our office. A variety of flavors and selections are offered.
Francesca graduated from Ohio University’s Combined Masters of Food and Nutrition Sciences and Dietetic Internship program with a certificate in Diabetes. She is originally from Philadelphia, PA but fell in love with Ohio during her graduate studies and decided to call Ohio home! She has had experience in nutrition counseling for weight loss, diabetes and other chronic diseases throughout her internship and career. She is active in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and serves on the board for the Columbus Dietetic Association. She is a certified Lifestyle Coach from the CDC for the National Diabetes Prevention Program. In her free time she enjoys walks with her dog Reuben and getting ready to run her next half marathon.
Pallavy (Polly) Reddy, MD, F.A.C.E., attended medical School at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida and completed her Internal Medicine residency and Endocrinology fellowship at the prestigious Henry Ford Hospital (HFH) in Detroit, Michigan. There, she was offered the honored position of Chief Resident and also served as Chief Fellow. Often hailed as the birthplace of the modern understanding of Bone and Mineral disorders, HFH is home to numerous experts in the field of Bone and Mineral Metabolism.
At the Diabetes & Endocrinology Center of Ohio (DECO), we pride ourselves on providing high quality endocrine care with a personalized touch. We specialize in all facets of endocrine care. Although we offer the best, state-of-the-art technology, we strive to provide personalized care to every patient.Learn more →
“Thanks to the DECO Healthy Living Program my insulin and thyroid levels are down. I was able to discontinue one of my medications because my labs were good. I’ve gone from a size 20 to a size 12! I have gained energy, confidence and a new outlook on life.”
— Mel, Age 35