Taking Action to Prevent Diabetes Health Problems: A Guide for Diabetes Awareness Month 2023
Welcome to November, a month dedicated to raising Diabetes awareness. This month holds a special place in our hearts as we bring you a unique perspective on Diabetes prevention and management with a holistic approach.
Our team at Holistic Diabetes Solutions includes 12 strong professionals and myself, a Doctor of Holistic Medicine, Diabetes Wellness Strategist & Coach, but most importantly, a woman who is living vibrantly well despite having Diabetes for over 28 years. We provide world class interactive adult education in group coaching programs, monthly membership programs, VIP and One-on-One customized programs.
Our unwavering commitment is to empower you with comprehensive knowledge and holistic strategies to prevent, halt, and effectively manage Diabetes complications. We prioritize equipping you with essential tools to naturally lower and balance your blood sugar levels. This support is indispensable on your path to reclaiming your health and fostering the healing you deserve
Types of Diabetes
Diabetes isn't a one-size-fits-all condition. It comes in various forms, with the two most common being:
Type 1 Diabetes: This autoimmune condition typically develops early in life and yet can occur at any age and requires lifelong insulin treatment.
Type 2 Diabetes: Often linked to lifestyle factors, it can develop any time in life however it is traditionally identified with those in mid to later life and is manageable with diet, exercise, and, in some cases, medication.
Rare Forms of Diabetes: As our team knows all too well, there are rare and lesser-known forms of Diabetes, each requiring specialized care and attention. It's essential to understand the type of Diabetes you or your loved ones have, as treatment approaches can differ significantly.
Busting Diabetes Myths & Elevating Your Diabetes IQ
The Role of Holistic Medicine
As a Doctor of Holistic Medicine, I firmly believe in treating you as a whole person because Diabetes affects every part of your body - every tissue, cell, organ and system, so just treating the symptoms will do little for your long term health and healing.
The holistic approach embodies the best of natural and traditional medical therapies, offering a genuinely integrated strategy that encompasses the mind, body, and soul. This approach is rooted in prevention and proactive wellness, and I refer to it as the "Diabetes-Free lifestyle approach." It encompasses a wide spectrum of elements, including natural remedies, energy healing, nurturing a positive mindset, addressing mental and emotional well-being, Diabetes-friendly nutrition for optimizing blood sugar balance, stress management, promoting efficient insulin use through movement, and a rich array of alternative natural therapies and self-care practices.
The Wisdom of Experience
With over four generations of family members living with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, as well as living with Diabetes myself for over 28 years, it has personally taught me invaluable life-giving lessons. I’ve learned the importance of self-advocacy, resilience, and embracing a positive mindset - all of which help keep my sugars balanced nearly 100% of the time. What’s more is how.
Preventing Diabetes Health Problems
Nutrition and Diet
Diabetes-friendly based nutrition is one of the pillars of my 4 step proprietary process for achieving the Diabetes-Free Lifestyle and lifelong blood sugar wellness. Some of my favourite tried and true blood sugar-balancing recipes are here. If you’ve been told that having Diabetes means giving up flavour and foods you love, well then let these recipes be the judge of that because I think you will love them and your taste buds will dance for sure!
Regular exercise definitely helps increase your insulin efficiency which not only helps you lower and balance your blood sugar levels better, it also enhances overall well-being. It's all about doing an activity you enjoy and making it a part of your everyday life. You don’t need a gym membership to experience success. The movements in my Diabetes Success System that are proven to unlock insulin resistance can be done at home whether you are standing, sitting or lying down.
Frequent monitoring of your blood sugar levels provide you with the intel on how well you are applying your new skills and tools for balancing your blood sugar levels. Having this guideline is essential for success in reaching your Diabetes wellness goals and your targeted blood sugar levels. It empowers you to make informed decisions and detect issues early so you can get in front of your numbers and get back in the driver's seat of your own health.
Medication and Treatment
In some cases, medication or insulin therapy may be necessary. This applies to only 6 -10% of people who have Type 1 or Type 1.5 Diabetes or Gestational Diabetes. If you’d like to discover your options, I’d be happy to help you with that during a free Diabetes Wellness Connection Call. Book your call right here. Having the opportunity to ask your burning question and get your answer has created breakthroughs that people have been searching for years for, all in as little as 20 minutes.
Learning new skills to lower and balance your blood sugars can be emotionally challenging. Seeking support from mental health professionals, support groups, or friends and family. There are nearly 2,000 members in my free private Facebook support group. Join us and never feel like you’re in this alone again.
Conclusion: A Month of Empowerment
November is more than just Diabetes Awareness Month; it's a month of empowerment. By understanding the nuances of Diabetes, dispelling myths, and taking proactive steps to try new, proven, safe self-care practices can significantly reduce the risk of complications from affecting your life (and the 5-15 years that Diabetes steals from us). Let's work together to ensure that no one suffers from Diabetes health problems unnecessarily.
My mission is to guide you on your new wellness journey and break free from how Diabetes is affecting you and your life. We're here to provide you with the knowledge and support you need to live a fulfilling life while managing Diabetes effectively.
Together, we can make a difference and create a world where Diabetes complications are a rarity, not a reality.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cheryl Ivaniski, D. Ac., C.H., RDH is a beacon of hope for countless high-achieving individuals across the globe. With her unique and effective Holistic Approach to Diabetes Wellness, she seamlessly merges traditional wisdom with contemporary practices, mindset transformations, and the finest holistic self-care techniques. Her signature 4-Step process, the "Diabetes Success System," is revolutionizing how people confidently embrace life, enjoying peace of mind and consistently stable blood sugars. With an unwavering commitment, Dr. Cheryl's mission is to empower millions worldwide, guiding them towards unparalleled health and well-being through her transformative education and methods.
TESTIMONIAL FOR DR CHERYL
"You've been phenomenally successful with this work. Thank you for being committed to helping people be well, happy and healthy." JACK CANFIELD, AMERICA'S LEADING AUTHORITY ON SUCCESS AND PERSONAL FULFILLMENT TRAINING
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The material and content contained in this platform is for overall general diabetes health and education information only. It is not intended to constitute medical advice or to be a substitution for professional medical recommendations, diagnosis or treatment. All specific medical questions or changes you make to your medication and/or lifestyle should be discussed and addressed with your primary healthcare provider. Having the right mindset, doing the right movements at the right times of day, and eating foods that help keep blood sugar, insulin, and inflammation manageable can dramatically reduce your risk of the all-too-common complications of Diabetes, increase your energy levels and have you feeling your best every day.