• Julie Hagan

End the Confusion About Eating for Type 2 Diabetes

Updated: Sep 4


If you have diabetes, have you been given advice about what to eat?


My clients tell me that they have been told by friends, neighbors, family members, and health professionals what to eat, and what not to eat. Instead of being the solution, sometimes the suggestions conflict with one another or they don't fit into your life. Both the abundance of information, conflicting advice, advice that one is not able to put into action or that simply doesn't get the results you want, can cause confusion and stress.    


Here are a few examples of confusing advice that my patients have been told... 


“Eat only 30 grams of carbohydrate a day”

“Fruit is poison” 

“Eat brown rice, not white” 

“Eat whole wheat bread, not white” 

“Don’t eat any thing with carbohydrate in it” 

“Don’t eat anything that has sugar in it” 

“Brown sugar is okay” 

“Honey is okay“  

“Lose weight” 

“Eat snacks between each meal” 

“Don’t drink milk”


Often people with type 2 diabetes are confused and frustrated,


“I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and my poor husband went grocery shopping with me after I cleared out the pantry and refrigerator. I tried to deal with it all, but had a meltdown in the middle of the grocery store. I didn't realize how hard it would be to find something I could now eat.”


“8 months on and it’s still a nightmare for me. I am trying my best, but it is not easy”


That's why I created...


“5 STEPS ON HOW TO EAT FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES”

A 3 Day  Mini-Series


So that you would know what you CAN eat and get the results that will help you manage your diabetes. 


Eating doesn’t need to be a nightmare about deprivation and foods you don’t like.  It’s true you probably need to make some changes to what you are eating. You are not alone, many Americans could eat better. Understanding what to do first, second, third in a step by step way, that puts the most important things first, takes the stress off, helps you feel great and get results. 


5 Steps on How to Eat for Type 2 Diabetes - Mini-Series...walks you through the a step by step plan for eating for your diabetes. It is not a diet prescription, you don’t have to get rid of  all the foods your of your pantry.   


This Mini-Series Will Guide You Through My Approach to Help You...


  • Get to Know Your Diabetes

  • Learn how to be carbohydrate conscious

  • Incorporate strategies that work

  • Assess how you are doing

  • Add more strategies


Get to Know Your Diabetes 


How can you be successful if you don’t know where you are starting from and what you are striving for.  Ask yourself these questions about your diabetes and about your life:


  • How is my diabetes and what are my health risks? Talk to your doctor and ask him this question.  

  • What is A1c? 

  • What should my A1c be?

  • What things in my life do I value so much I want to strive to keep them?


Learn How to be Carbohydrate-Conscious


Eating doesn’t need to be a nightmare about deprivation and foods you don’t like.  It’s true you probably need to make some changes to what you eat. Many Americans could eat better. Understanding what to do first, second, third, takes the stress off, helps you feel great and get results. 


Carbohydrate is the main nutrient affecting your blood glucose. Learn what foods contain carbohydrates and just as importantly which food do not contain carbohydrates.  


Incorporate Strategies that Work


Understand other factors that can affect your diabetes: Portion size is related to the amount of carbohydrate in the food you eat, which then affects your blood glucose. Stress raises blood sugar while movement lowers it. Figuring out meals and foods that you like, that fit your taste preferences and your lifestyle, make any recommendation livable.


Assess How You Are Doing 


Once you have tried something to manage your diabetes, like a change in how you are eating, ask yourself how effective that change has been? Ask yourself:

  • How do you feel physically? 

  • How is the quality of your life?

  • How is your health as measured by you A1c, lipids, and blood pressure?

  • What’s is sustainable and what is not?  


Adjust & Add More Strategies


In just a few steps you are starting to learn about you.. what is working, what is not and what makes a difference and what doesn't really help or makes you miserable. Now you can add more strategies, and repeat.

If you’d like to learn how to eat for your type 2 diabetes now and for the rest of your life,


Join me next week for the Mini Series - 5 Steps on How to Eat for Your Type 2 Diabetes - September 8, 9, 10 from 11 - 11:30 am Replays available.

5 Step on How to Eat for Type 2 Diabetes Mini Series

Click here to register

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f you miss this one series, be in touch for future trainings which occur regularly.

Email me if you have question julie@juliehagan.com





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