Type 2 Diabetes



The current approach to managing type 2 diabetes

Getting a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes can be scary, isolating and completely life-changing. Often the only direction people get when they are diagnosed is to avoid carbs, exercise more and lose weight. So many of our clients feel confused about what type 2 diabetes is and how they got it. They feel guilty and shameful that they let their health get to this point. In an attempt to become more educated, my clients start doing their own research. They turn to Google, Facebook groups, blogs, friends and family in search of answers and solutions. Suddenly, they find themselves swimming in an ocean of information on type 2 diabetes and are overwhelmed about what will work and where to start. Most of our clients start with some combination of low-carb diets, the keto diet and intermittent fasting.

They are motivated to turn their type 2 diabetes and health around. They completely overhaul the way they are eating and label foods like pasta, bread and sweets as "off-limits". Food, eating and the number on the scale become all-consuming. In addition to all of this, many people have the added stress of remembering to take medications and to check and record their blood sugars. It's not long before it all becomes too much. Motivation begins to fade, food cravings become overpowering and busy lifestyles make maintaining such a restrictive diet practically impossible. This often leads to a period where our clients say screw it, and binge on all the foods they weren't "allowed" to have. When this happens, they end up feeling guilty and shameful for "falling off the bandwagon".

This pattern of restrictive eating followed by periods of binging leads to blood sugar and weight cycling. Because in this system weight is so tightly tied so closely to self-worth and health when weight cycles so does self-esteem. In the end, all of this leads to people who view food as the enemy, hate their bodies, are disappointed in themselves for not having enough discipline and ultimately still don't have their type 2 diabetes managed. Does this sound like you? Guess what, you're not alone and it's not your fault.

Some statistics on type 2 diabetes
  • Approximately 30 million Americans have diabetes, and 90-95% of them have type 2 diabetes.
  • Only 33%-49% of people with type 2 diabetes are at or under their target goals of blood sugar, blood pressure or cholesterol.
  • Only 14% of people with type 2 diabetes are at or under their target goal for all three (blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol)... 14%!
  • Up to 26% of people with type 2 diabetes display disordered eating behavior.

Numbers like these show that the current system isn't working. That despite the diets, weight loss programs, exercise programs and medications, there is still a missing piece.

A new approach to managing type 2 diabetes

There is a better way to manage your type 2 diabetes. A way that doesn't include depriving yourself of certain foods, dieting or weight loss. It might sounds too good to be true, but it is absolutely possible with a combination of intuitive eating and gentle nutrition. Using this approach addresses the missing link of the diabetes management puzzle. The piece that the current standard way of treating type 2 diabetes doesn't even touch upon. This missing link includes examining and healing the relationship you have to your body, to food and to exercise.
Using intuitive eating to manage your type 2 diabetes will allow you to:

  • Enjoy eating all different kinds of food while still managing your blood sugar
  • Spend more time, energy and money on the things you really enjoy, rather than on obsessing over food and weight loss
  • Be free from feelings of guilt and shame surrounding eating certain foods
  • Love your body and feel comfortable and confident in your own skin



No more wasting time, money and effort on trying to figure out what is going to work for you. We streamline the process so you can feel confident that what you are doing is moving you closer to your goal.


It's one thing to know what you need to do, but it's another thing to actually do it. Your doctor will be there to hold you accountable for actually doing the intelligent action that is given to you.


Healing the relationship you have with food, exercise and your body is sometimes difficult work. Your doctor will be there every step of the way to help you work through thoughts and feelings that come up. 


No two people are the same, therefore no two treatment plans should be the same. Your plan will be tailored to fit you and your lifestyle, drawing upon the strengths you already have to set you up for success.


Maybe you see a social media post or read an article about type 2 diabetes, but you're not sure if it is true or reliable. Bring it in, let's talk about it. We're here to help you sort through all the information out there.


From laboratory testing to addressing any other health concerns you may have, we've got you covered. We approach health holistically and want to make sure you feel completely cared for.


5 Simple shifts to naturally and effortlessly manage your type 2 diabetes without dieting or compromising your full and busy lifestyle