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Individualized Dietary Interventions to Improve Blood Sugar Control

Improve Blood Sugar Control With an Individualized Diabetes Diet Plan

Problems with blood sugar control are becoming increasingly common, even in children. Also learning that you have diabetes or pre-diabetes can come as quite a surprise. Although you can’t always ‘feel’ high blood glucose, the risks are very real. For instance, diabetes poses a risk of kidney disease, amputation, nerve damage, vision loss, and heart disease. Those risks, combined with the threat of life-long medication, can be quite scary to face.

However, there is good news: in most cases, with medical nutrition therapy and the guidance of a certified nutritionist, diabetes is reversible. For example, type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, gestational diabetes, and metabolic syndrome can all be reversed with the right plan.

Even irreversible (autoimmune) conditions such as type 1 diabetes and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) can greatly benefit from individualized dietary interventions, which can help control blood sugar levels.

A successful nutrition approach for diabetes, pre-diabetes and other similar health problems requires a root-cause assessment. The next step is implementing a diabetes diet plan that includes:

  • Optimizing carbohydrate quality
  • Fine tuning carbohydrate quantity
  • Planning carbohydrate intake across the day
  • Combining a carbohydrate plan with more broad diet optimization to reduce inflammation, optimize metabolism, and improve metabolic flexibility
  • Optimizing gut health (yes, this is a huge driver!)
  • Improving nutritional status (resolve common nutrient insufficiencies)
  • Optimizing your exercise plan
  • Achieving healthy weight loss if needed (link to this page)
  • Addressing ancillary problems that throw off blood sugar (sleep, stress, environmental chemical exposures)
  • And finally, developing specific meal plans and recipes, to keep stress low

How Individualized Diet Plans Improve Diabetes and Blood Sugar

It comes as a surprise to most people that gut health, nutrient deficiencies, stress, and poor sleep can greatly impact blood sugar.  Sadly, this is true for both autoimmune and for insulin resistance.  As Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioners, we go beyond just carbohydrate exchanges. Addressing these key areas in your life, we are able to achieve dramatic improvements of blood sugar control for our clients.  We’ve also seen type 2 diabetes reversed countless times!

RDN Diabetes Professionals

Work with one of our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists to get a custom nutrition plan to address blood sugar control. Our plan will be achievable for you, will be clear, and won’t be overly restrictive. In fact, people are often surprised how much they love the food.

Also, your personal dietitian specialist won’t just give you a plan and send you out the door. We’ll make sure you’re supported throughout your journey.

Finally, our goal is to get you to where you don’t need us! We teach you how to follow our process on your own, so that you can have ongoing, independent success with blood sugar control.

Continuous Glucose Monitors

Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) are one of the most powerful ways that we can optimize your blood sugar. A CGM is a device that you wear for 10 days. You get a continuous read of your blood sugar on your smart phone, so that you can see how your blood sugar responds to different foods and drinks. Your Registered Dietitian will help you evaluate this information, and will help you turn it into an actionable plan. You can learn more about our CGM monitoring HERE.

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Here’s an Overview of Our Results-Driven Process

Step 2

Complete our secure forms. We collect a detailed assessment and any labs you wish to provide – we want the whole story!

Step 3

Meet with us for your initial visit. We’ll review your assessment, you’ll get several choices for first steps, and you’ll get a detailed plan with all of the info and support that you need for success.

Step 4

Complete any desired additional assessments such as functional lab testing, body composition or metabolic assessment, or blood glucose monitoring (all optional).

Step 5

If desired, get additional support with group programs or weekly email check-ins.

Step 6

Meet with us on a recurring basis to further optimize your plan, move to further stages, and eventually achieve independent wellness!

We can help you achieve improvement of diabetes and blood sugar control, so that you can feel confident about your long-term health trajectory.   There’s nothing like the feeling of reducing or even eliminating the need for diabetes medication.  We can help with all ages, from gestational diabetes and children and up, always with a customized plan.  

The long-term complications of diabetes aren’t your destiny!  Book a free chemistry call with us to discuss how we can help you control your blood sugar.

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Wondering if we’re a good fit? Then let’s jump on a short, free call. We’ll discuss your health challenges, your goals, and how we can support you in achieving those goals.

Nutrition Professionals You Can Trust

Many claim to be a nutritionist, but only a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) meets rigorous academic requirements. These include: Extensive clinical training, a nutrition degree from an accredited university, passing a rigorous board exam, and meeting continuing education requirements. Further, we are Licensed Registered Dietitians (LDNs) in the state of North Carolina. We are further credentialed in Integrative and Functional Nutrition. We stay informed on guidelines set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in order to provide our patients with expert nutrition counseling.

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