Helping You Manage Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes Nutritionist Julie Cunningham

I believe people with diabetes can enjoy good food and good health without feeling ashamed of their bodies.

“I have been a diabetic type 2 for about 25 years. I had several classes on diabetes education before. When I went to see Julie I was having trouble keeping my sugar under control. She taught me things I was never told before and I highly recommend her to anyone who has diabetes.”

— DP

I highly recommend Julie Cunningham…I needed to make a change in my eating habits and get more healthy, but was struggling to do so on my own. Six months later I have lost some weight but more importantly, I feel like I have some “tools” that I had not thought about before to keep me on track as Julie gave me strategies, affirmation and confidence. Thank you Julie!

— SA

Imagine…

  • checking your blood sugar without breaking into a sweat or feeling like a failure

  • confidently deciding what to eat and when, based on your own hunger and your solid understanding of how to keep your blood sugar right where you want it — without going hungry

  • looking in the mirror and feeling good about your body and proud of your ability to take care of yourself

When you become a member of the Tame Type 2 community, you’ll learn to confidently manage your blood sugars without feeling deprived of food or ashamed of your body.

Growing up in the South, I learned that food and love were pretty close to the same thing.  My family used food — especially desserts — to relieve stress, cure boredom, and to celebrate anything worth celebrating.  Most of the people I knew suffered from high blood pressure or heart disease and three of my grandparents had diabetes.

As a young person, I was perpetually afraid of being fat.  At the same time, I was always hungry, and I had learned to soothe my frustrations with food.  I struggled to feel good about my body at a normal weight.

I wanted to avoid the devastating loss of health that comes from using food for comfort, and I wanted to understand how food could contribute to health instead of detracting from it.   I learned why the foodways of my friends and family in the South had such devastating health effects,  and I came to understand how to change my diet to protect my health.  I made peace with the fact that I would never be bone-thin, but I could stay at a healthy weight without starving myself.  I became confident in my food choices and satisfied with my weight.

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Exploring my own relationship with food led me to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist specializing in diabetes, prediabetes, and emotional overeating.

 Today, I’ve helped thousands of clients use food for what it really is — fuel for a healthy life — instead of using it for comfort.  I translate nutrition science and diabetes education into individualized, step-by-step plans for clients so that they can achieve their health goals and feel satisfied with their food, their weight, and their blood sugars.  Ultimately, my clients learn to find confidence in their bodies and in themselves.  

You’re frustrated, and you feel like a failure.  You’ve tried everything to get your blood sugar under control, and you just keep gaining weight.

You know you need to change the way you eat, but you turn to food for comfort when times are tough…and there have been a lot of tough times lately.

You’re ashamed of your body.  You’re not trying to be a supermodel, but you’d like to be comfortable in your own skin. 

Something’s gotta give.

If you’re not sure where to start, sign up for my free email series, 30 Days to Tame Type 2 DiabetesEvery day for 30 days, I’ll send you a teeny tiny bite-sized bit of information about how to manage diabetes, as well as one or two super-specific action steps that you can take improve your health.

 

If you’re ready for hands-on help, in-person appointments are available in my office in Hendersonville, NC.  Nutrition counseling is available via telehealth to anyone in North Carolina, Arizona, California, Colorado, or Michigan.  I bill most insurance plans, including Medicare part B of NC.  Book a Free Session to find out if we’re a good fit.

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Ready to feel confident about your food, your health, and yourself? I’d love to hear from you.  I read and answer all my emails personally.  Feel free to get in touch.