“I tried to live differently for years, but all of my efforts only led me to exhaustion,” said one of my patients who was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. From the changes that she was trying to make, I could tell that she knew the importance of adopting healthier behaviors to keep her blood glucose level under control.
Unfortunately, as with many of my clients, she did not know where to begin and how to proceed.
Today, on World Diabetes Day, there is a fresh focus on the challenges of living with Type 2 diabetes.
Here are 5 tips that I share with diabetics to help them manage their diabetes:
A study has shown that adding health coaching services to current diabetes management led to additional benefits: reduced stress, increased exercise, and significantly reduced HbA1c levels (marker for improved blood glucose control).
Integrative health coaching is like a missing piece of the puzzle in diabetes management. Undoubtedly, we need to use every worthwhile support to improve quality of life and to decrease medical costs over time. There is no need to wait for the perfect moment. Now is the time to take the first step towards change! Contact me, Dr. Mehri Ulas, and we will meet together to come up with a plan for your life. The first introductory session is free, so you have nothing to lose! I look forward to meeting you.
Mehri Ulas MD, CHC
Wonder Health and Wellness