The Cost of Diabetes
According to the American Diabetes Association, “People with diagnosed diabetes incur average medical expenditures of about $13,700 per year, of which about $7,900 is attributed to diabetes.”
A Team Approach Makes Sense
Your medical provider will order the right tests and prescribe the right medications, but 99% of the job of staying healthy and avoiding complications depends on you. For the rest of your life, YOU will be the leader of your healthcare team. You deserve a personalized education that can’t be provided by booklets, friends, or the internet. This is an education your physician doesn’t have time to provide in an office visit. Our Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists are able to take the time to provide the detailed education you need to put you in charge. We are experts on “Lifestyle Medicine” for diabetes who can help you navigate the myths and confusion surrounding diabetes. We can help you limit your need for medications, understand exactly how to reduce your risk for complications, and show you the best tools available for putting you in control of your health.
“Lifestyle Medicine” is powerfully effective. And yet, making changes to how you eat and working in physical activity can be very challenging.
We start with questions about your individual health risks–medications, blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol. We want to know about the details of where food and physical activity fit within your life, your family, and your work. We care about what goals you value most.
Then, we work with you to help achieve your goals by offering specific insights and options for the most effective (and least painful) ways to achieve them.
No magic, no pills. Healthy real foods. Extra years of healthy life.