Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely. Actually, I love working with families. It's the best way to reach your goals when those around you understand the changes you need to make. I like to keep things easy. The principles are the same. A healthy family is a happy family.
There are many perspectives to this question. Many physicians, nutritionists and diabetes educators suggest to treat yourself to avoid binging on high glycemic foods. Feedback tells me that most diabetics are upset when seeing their glucose spike too high after working hard to improve their glucose levels. Many realize that it keeps glucose levels higher for a day or two after. My question to you, “How do you feel after you have treated yourself? Is it worth it to you?”
It’s very difficult to control how food is prepared outside of your home. Don’t assume your food has unnecessary carbohydrates. Ask the wait staff how your food is prepared (with or without flour, deep fried, etc.). Even salads can have hidden ingredients. Check the restaurant’s nutritional chart; many are posted online. You may be shocked at what you learn!
It is difficult to say as results vary by individual. At a minimum, many have greatly reduced the amount of insulin needed. Response from my clients have indicated their excitement of drastically reducing the amount of insulin needed and reduced HbA1c.
For many, this is true. The human body is amazing! Many people see dramatic results in just weeks. It’s important to keep in mind that reversing the effects of diabetes is a lifelong process; not a crash diet. Going back to food and beverages that helped push you into diabetes can return you to diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease. Because many families keep to a similar lifestyle, the disease advances to its members. It is possible to avoid diabetes as long as you follow the right lifestyle. A lifestyle that incorporates whole fresh foods, exercise and plenty of rest can help you dodge diabetes.