Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolic Syndrome
You have a desire and need for change, but you are not sure how or where to begin. Coaching is a collaborative solution that unlocks one’s true potential to maximize growth, personal development and performance. It is an environment which allows you, to learn and expand your horizons through self awareness. The power lies in the belief that we, as individuals, ultimately know our own path and destiny. As a coach I ask you the right questions, which allows you to understand what needs to change, how it needs to change and how to start the change you want!
I will walk your journey with you, supporting you and cheering you on.
Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome & Obesity
It is never easy being diagnosed with a chronic condition or realising that you need to make some serious changes to your lifestyle to improve your health, increase longevity and prevent complications later on in life. All too often, you are quite far down the road when the diagnosis is received and it is a daunting task thinking of what needs to be done and the changes that need to be made. Habits need to be broken, new ones need to be formed, life may often need to be turned around.
Mindset Coaching is a great way to allow you to identify what needs to be achieved, the changes that need to be made and the potential barriers or habits that may come between you and success.
Each individual session is based on YOUR daily struggles and difficulties in relation to YOUR life and mindset with your condition. We all know what needs to be done but we lack the mindset, continued motivation and practicalities to get it done. You and you alone are the writer of your story!
Listed below, are my coaching beliefs and focus points that can arise when living with Type 2 diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity
4 focus points to get you focused on your future
“Forget perfect practice and instead focus on giving the perfect effort” – Allister McCaw
Crucial to management of your condition, research has shown that elevated levels of insulin can cause hunger, increased food intake and a desire for more sweetness in food.
Our Belief is in eating a consistently nourishing and wholesome diet, will decrease insulin resistance and assist in balancing blood sugar levels.
Disturbances and unbalanced in sleep patterns have negative consequences in blood sugar control, inflammation, hunger and all round mental and emotional wellness.
Sleep is the elusive holy grail of good and clean living. Our emphasis on quality and quantity of sleeping habits assists to increase your success rate.
Exercise increases insulin sensitivity in a multitude of ways and aids digestion, increases energy levels and prevents the need for a post meal snack.
Our belief in creating a physical component to your daily routine will not only increase your insulin sensitivity, but provides additional wellness and longevity benefits.
mental & emotional
Stress and mental wellness can consistently impact on your quality of life and health. It also places additional strain on your progress towards wellness.
We focus on ensuring how we can minimize stresses and emotional strains in your day to day life, keeping you focused on creating a better you.
Supporting your condition
Let’s be honest for a moment, there are HUGE stigma’s around Type 2 diabetes, obesity and Metabolic Syndrome. You are often targeted and accused of not taking care of yourself, being solely responsible for your health and being lazy and unmotivated to change and take the necessary steps to change and improve your health. In some instances, medication and future complications are used to scare you into making changes and taking responsibility.
Yes, you and you alone are responsible for your future but it is often not because you lack courage or conviction. It is because you lack the know how and direction to make these changes amongst a myriad of internal body dysregulation, thought patterns and habits. You have the power and the strength to make the change! You are not in this alone!
You have got this!
I, as your coach, will be your cheering squad, shoulder to cry on, accountability partner and all round punching bag to bounce ideas off. I look forward to the bruises as we face this journey together!
If i have a diabetic educator, then do I need a coach?
The answer is YES! Absolutely!
An educator will teach you about the basics of diabetes and how it will affect your life. They assist you with management of your medication, how to inject and day to day aspects of diabetes. They are also responsible for ensuring routine examinations like eye tests and blood tests are carried out. Diabetic educators form an integral part of the diabetes management team.
A coach takes the information and advice given by the Diabetic educator and assists and mentors the individual in implementing the advice. Coaching addresses mindset and habit formation that allows you to take control and focus on the nitty gritty of life’s obstacles, motivation and consistency. They are the missing link between the receiving of advice and the doing of the advice, using accountability and the ever present support.
Did you know
A higher waist circumference & higher Body Mass Index (BMI) are associated with an increased risk of Type 2 Diabetes.