Comprehensive Diabetes and Weight Management Program
– SPECIFICALLY FOR INSULIN USERS –
If you are not satisfied with your current weight and struggle to lose weight while taking insulin, you’re not alone. For those of us who take insulin, losing weight can be a real challenge.
On a daily basis, you may be faced with:
Having to eat certain amounts of food at certain times throughout the day
Treating low glucose with additional food
Having to eat extra carbs before, during and (maybe) after exercise
The stress of having to live with a chronic health condition
Just having to take insulin, which is known to contribute to weight gain over time
At times, it can feel like everyone in your life and on social media has opinions on the best way to reach your ideal weight. Although they may mean well, there is no “one size fits all” solution to weight and diabetes management. We know that each person with diabetes is different and deserves a customized program that takes your preferred approaches to nutrition, physical activity, glucose management, quality sleep, stress relief, medications, and other health conditions into account.
“Downsizing With Diabetes” is a comprehensive diabetes and weight management program specifically for insulin users!
During this 12-week program, you will benefit from a series of one-on-one sessions that provide individualized expert guidance (including insulin fine-tuning), interspersed with small group sessions that combine learning with positive peer support & interaction.
All services are provided by a Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist who lives with diabetes personally and has specialized expertise in weight management.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR!
Terri Ryan RD, CDCES
Director of Nutrition Education
After being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 33, Terri left her career as a chef and caterer to help other people with diabetes live life as healthy and normal as possible. She earned a bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and completed her internship at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. She then relocated to Kona, Hawaii where she built a successful private practice as a Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist. As she puts it, “When you live on an island, you become a specialist in everything.” She provided comprehensive diabetes care for every type of person with diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) at every stage of their diabetes experience, including new diagnoses, pregnant women, kids, young adults and the elderly.
In addition to her years of professional experience fine-tuning insulin and medications, Terri has advanced expertise in meal planning, specialized diets, weight management, and use of all forms of diabetes technology. Living in Hawaii, she is able to offer convenient afternoon/evening hours for people living on the US mainland.
A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Terri spent most of her youth and young adulthood in Evergreen, Colorado. After realizing that 7,500 feet of elevation provides lots of sun but not much warmth, she relocated to the Big Island of Hawaii and now lives 100 yards from the ocean. She is joined by her 11-year-old yellow lab Lucky who serves as a Diabetes Alert Service dog. Terri is an avid outdoors person. Before work, she enjoys hitting the beach for a snorkel/swim. She also loves making her own bread and listening to books on tape while watching spectacular sunsets.
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