BC Dietitians

Diabetes Nutrition Consultation & Services

BC Dietitians can Help You Understand and Manage Diabetes

You went to the doctor and they told you that you have diabetes. Now what? 

⮞Do you cut out all carbs and go sugar free ? 

⮞Do you avoid all starchy foods and fruits?

⮞Do you need to start counting all the carbohydrate you are eating?

⮞Do you need to start medications and/or insulin? 

⮞Do you need to follow a special diabetes diet? 

Your dietitian can help you to truly understand what your diagnosis means, and work towards a lifestyle that fits your specific needs. Your diagnosis does not have to be a life sentence. We’ll discuss management techniques, nutrition needs and help you to feel supported throughout this process. 

No matter which type of diabetes you’re diagnosed with or where you are in your journey, you will be able to take control over your diagnosis by understanding and implementing several lifestyle changes.  We’ll work with you to incorporate your favorite foods into your diet so you do not need to feel restricted or deprived.

 

We work with children and adults diagnosed with : 

⮞Prediabetes – when your blood sugar level is higher than it should be but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.  Nutrition interventions can delay or prevent progression to type 2 diabetes

 

⮞Type 1 Diabetes – can develop at any age, but occurs most frequently in children and adolescents. With type 1 diabetes, your body produces very little or no insulin, which means that you need daily insulin injections to maintain blood glucose levels under control.  Nutrition interventions can help prevent hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)

 

⮞Type 2 Diabetes – is more common in adults and accounts for around 90% of all diabetes cases. With type 2 diabetes, your body does not make good use of the insulin that it produces. Nutrition interventions can help regulate blood sugar levels, reduce or eliminate need for medications, and prevent other chronic diseases

 

⮞Gestational Diabetes – happens during pregnancy due to the changing hormones.  Nutrition interventions can help reduce risks to both mother and child. GDM usually disappears after pregnancy but are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.

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