Have you been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes and feel overwhelmed?
Are you struggling to manage your blood sugar?
Confused about whether you should be cutting out carbs or cutting out sugar?
Are you afraid that you will never be able to eat dessert again?
Being diagnosed with diabetes can turn your world upside down. From doctors appointments to checking your blood sugar and/or managing new medications, it can be overwhelming! The good news is you can help manage your diabetes with food as well as health-promoting behaviors like managing your stress and getting in activity. We can help you balance and moderate the carbs in your diet to support better blood sugar readings and teach you how to prepare and order meals that you enjoy and help you feel good.
Tools for Managing Diabetes
Blood Sugar Monitoring
Your doctor asked you to test your blood sugar and prescribed a kit. Although testing your blood sugar seems intimidating at first, we can walk you through each step. We can help you to use it and explain what the numbers mean. Blood sugar monitoring is key to successful diabetes management and we have tips to make less stressful and more meaningful to you.
How to Test Your Blood Sugar
Diabetes Friendly Recipes and Cookbook
Do you fear you have to give up your favorite foods to control your diabetes? You don’t have to! Our dietitians can help you plan meals that are diabetes friendly and delicious using recipes that the whole family will love. You can make quick and easy meals with our Cooking with Diabetes cookbook. So you can have your [diabetes-friendly] cake, and eat it too!
Cooking with Diabetes Cookbook
Grocery Store Tours
With changes to your diet, come changes to your grocery shopping list. Being surrounded by dozens of nutrition labels on cereal boxes is overwhelming. We will show you how to decipher food labels so you can clearly know which foods to eat without feeling deprived.
Sign up for one of our small group tours so next time you will which foods to buy to confidently buy diabetes-friendly foods.
Knowing what to do is much easier than following through. Research shows that the more you communicate with your dietitian, the more likely you are to meet your nutrition goals. We have an amazing app to help you communicate with your dietitian. Use the Nourishly app to keep food logs, blood sugar levels and photos of your food so we can help you manage your diabetes.
Connecting with Others
You might feel alone while trying to navigate the day to day challenges of living with diabetes. We are excited to announce that we will soon be offering a NEW virtual diabetes support group to help you feel connected and inspired with others as you make lifestyle changes to help manage your diabetes.
We are here for you
Our dietitians are here to take you step by step through everything you need to know about managing your blood sugar through the food that you eat. We do not believe in the “one size fits all” approach. By working together, we can come up with a personalized plan to help you feel better and not let food get in the way of what is most important. We will help you learn about your food relationship and the connection to your blood sugar. This will be teamwork, with the utmost goal of learning to manage your blood sugar to optimal levels and help you feel better than ever!
Diabetes Care in an inclusive space
Our registered dietitian diabetes nutrition experts are here to help you. We provide care for individuals of all sizes, ages, races, ethnicities, genders and those in the LGBTQ community who need support from providers in a compassionate, non-judgmental space.
Three Tips to Manage Your Blood Sugar
Have you recently been diagnosed with diabetes and need help navigating the world of blood sugar levels? Our team at Rebecca Bitzer & Associates have some tips on how to manage life with a diabetes diagnosis.
Kaitlin Williams Eckstein, MPH, RD, LD shares diabetes management tips in this video.
Diabetes Blog Posts
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