With so much contradictory information online, managing your blood sugar can be confusing and overwhelming. At Culina Health, our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (CDCES) help you understand how to monitor your blood sugar, identify patterns that impact glucose control, and even work with your doctor to integrate your nutrition care plan with your medical regimen.
We help you find a personalized and sustainable plan that includes nutrition, physical activity, and stress management so you can feel and be balanced! Our care plan for blood sugar management always integrates the following:
Based on your food preferences, access, nutritional needs, comfort with cooking, and relationship with food
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That is realistic for your schedule, family responsibilities, work and social demands, physical activity levels and preferences
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You can trust based on your labs, symptoms, and health history
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"I’ve created an actual lifestyle where I regularly workout in a way that benefits me."
Seeing my dietitian has honestly changed my life. Before working with her, I was about 20 lbs overweight and not getting nearly enough exercise. I'd spend time looking at before and after photos of others, wishing I could do the same. Working with my dietitian made it easy as it was not about overhauling my life, but about implementing subtle changes until I developed better, healthier habits.
"Working with my dietitian has truly changed my attitude towards nutrition."
When we first met, I was struggling to keep my sugar levels in check and making bad decisions despite my best intentions. Yes, she was able to create a program that matched my goals but, more importantly, she was able to integrate good nutrition into my existing lifestyle rather than changing it completely. To date I’ve dropped my A1C from a 9 to a 5.4 and lost almost 60 lbs in the process)!
"Thanks again for your help and guidance, it's made a definite impact."
Overall, I lost about 18 pounds from my last visit to the doctor. My good cholesterol, which had been stuck at 37 for a long time was 53, and my doctor removed one of my blood pressure medications. Thanks again for your help and guidance, it's made a definite impact on my health.
"Thank you for teaching me what it means to be truly nourished."
When I initially started with my dietitian, I believed recovering from an eating disorder involved being bullied and shamed by a nutritionist into eating what was “right”. Her warmth, empathy, and sense of humor have allowed me to develop a new understanding of food and nutrition, one that comes from a place of care instead of a place of punishment. ...She has expanded my world view and allowed me to accept myself as I am, body, mind, and spirit.
"I’ve lost over 15 pounds, my heart burn has stopped. I feel much happier and healthier."
After trying paleo, whole 30, and Noom, without success, I began working with my dietitian. She was helpful in figuring out things like eating intentions when traveling, pre-workout meals, how to address high cholesterol, and determining a supplement routine, among other things...The one quality I most appreciate is her encouragement, reminders to give myself grace when facing challenges and celebrating successes even when small.
"I am 25 pounds lighter and have kept it off for about 4 months"
I wanted to lose weight, but more importantly, I wanted to figure out what works for me to maintain it. About 9 months after working with my dietitian, I am 25 pounds lighter and have kept it off for about 4 months - a really impressive achievement for me! I am also more active and don't feel like I am dieting or "watching what I eat" - this is just my lifestyle. I've most valued having her as a partner in my health.