alison@thesimpleingredient.com
Phone: (301) 732-7038 / Fax: (844) 727-7548
Diabetes Counseling
Diabetes Counseling

 Do you have diabetes? You’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control about 29 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes and about 86 million Americans are living with prediabetes. The good news is that you can live a healthy life by learning to manage your diabetes. As a certified diabetes educator, helping individuals with diabetes has always been my passion. I work with individuals to help them learn how to not only manage their diabetes but thrive.

Working together we will focus on areas of diabetes self-care including:

 Healthy Eating

 Physical Activity

 Blood Glucose Management

 Understanding your Diabetes Medications

 Problem Solving

 Reducing Risks of Complications

 Healthy Coping

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmunue disease where the pancreas produces little or no insulin—a hormone that is involved in blood glucose regulation. Typically, diagnosed before the age of 35, individuals with Type 1 diabetes are required to take insulin.

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes. It is a metabolic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes glucose (sugar). There is no cure for Type 2 diabetes but you can manage the condition with a combination of healthy lifestyle and medications (if needed).

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. Keeping blood glucose levels in a healthy range during pregnancy is important for both the baby and the mother. Frequent blood glucose monitoring, eating a healthy diet and incorporating light physical activity are all important aspects to help manage GDM. 

Prediabetes

Have you been diagnosed with prediabetes? It’s time to take action and develop healthy habits to reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes occurs when your blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Lifestyle changes including eating a healthy diet, losing weight and increasing physical activity have been shown to reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. 

Everyone is in a different place in their journey with diabetes. It isn’t always easy but I’m here to help you develop healthy habits to help support you in your diabetes care.