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Nutrition & Diabetes Philosophy
Coping with a diabetes diagnosis, managing blood sugar and living day-to-day with diabetes can be really tough. You were probably handed a lot of rules and myths along with your diabetes diagnosis, and trying to follow them can make you feel like you’re falling into a bottomless well of information.
You deserve to live a life free from rigid, suffocating rules about food and blood sugar management.
That's where I come in. Having someone in your corner that understands the ins and outs of diabetes with a compassionate, person-centered approach can be a game-changer for your health and wellness.
You can have a healthier relationship with food and body while also improving your confidence in managing blood sugar. This work isn't easy, but it is incredibly rewarding. In doing this work, you can expect to:
Manage blood sugar without rigidity or anxiety.
Become calm, confident, and relaxed around food.
Rediscover satisfaction and pleasure around food without feeling out of control.
Feel confident in your diabetes management with technology, medication, food, and exercise.
Improve flexibility with blood sugar and food and free up space in your brain for other wonderful and rewarding parts of life.
My counseling is rooted in the principles of Health At Every Size and Intuitive Eating. That means that while I believe in non-weight focused counseling, it doesn't mean I won't talk about your weight concerns. If that is important to you (and it is for many), I definitely want to discuss it. It just means that the focus of our work will be healing your relationship with food and body rather than focusing on strategies to "fix" your body.
And, for the record, here are some things I don't do:
Give rigid plans or rules
Focus on, prescribe, or encourage weight loss
Make you feel judged or defensive about your past or present eating, weight loss desires, or diabetes management