Type 2

Reverse.stop.prevent

Prevent Diabetes

Together we can prevent type 2 diabetes.

Let’s have a conversation, create a plan and get your health on track and take control.
Contact me, send me your questions or book an appointment.
My initial consultation is free.

Diabetes Prevention

Could you have Pre-Diabetes?

Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Sugar, How is it Impacting your Life?

Is Your Life in Balance?

The Crisis

10.5% or 34.2 Million are Diabetic
Over 88 Million Adults are Pre-Diabetic
*8 out of 10 haven’t been tested and are unaware*

Diabetes is NOT curable
7th leading cause of death in the US
Get your A1C # Checked Annually

Could you be at Risk for Diabetes?

Click to Take the Quiz

“Without intervention, many people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years”

Don’t know where to start with Pre-Diabetes & Diabetes?

NO Problem! It’s available at your own pace in the link below.

You’ll be able to understand thoroughly…

-HOW to become more mindful and on purpose

-HOW to set a goal, one that will propel you forward and overcome obstacles

-HOW to define your desire and create a deep understanding of WHY you’re shifting into a new lifestyle

– WHERE to start in a new phase of your life

-WHAT to focus on first to achieve results without a diet

-HOW to keep consistent blood sugar levels

-ADDITIONAL BONUS>> Low Carb Pantry Guide

You’ll discover YOU’RE NOT ALONE! You have hope and support. CLICK HERE to get this guide and access the course. 

Affordable Proven Program

group or individual offerings

Group Lifestyle Balance Diabetes Prevention

Program (DPP)

Are you a Pre-diabetic or high risk for type 2 diabetes?

This is evidence-based (20+ years research in 7 countries), a cost-effective intervention lifestyle change program, from the CDC (Centers of Disease Control).

Research has proven that a structured healthy lifestyle cuts the risk of type 2 diabetes in HALF!

You’ll receive a full year of support and learn how to eat healthy, add physical activity to your routine, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of your goals. This program is proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Participants who lost 5-7% of their body weight and added 150 minutes of exercise per week cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 58% (71% for people over 60 years old).

 

“I love the program’s group camaraderie and have learned many different and valuable perspectives about making healthy lifestyle changes.”

- Donni Hall, Program Participant

Year-Long Program

If you’re thinking about making healthy changes to prevent type 2 diabetes, you came to the right place.  This CDC-recognized diabetes prevention lifestyle change program I facilitate can help you build healthy new habits that last a lifetime.

You will learn, laugh, share stories, try new things, and build new habits—all while lowering your risk of type 2 diabetes and improving your health.

Included is an easy to use app to track all the new healthy lifestyle changes.

Program Key Components

CDC-approved curriculum with lessons, handouts, and other resources to help you make healthy changes.

A certified health and lifestyle coach, specially trained to lead the program, to help you learn new skills, encourage you to set and meet goals, and keep you motivated.

Group program:
A support group of people with similar goals and challenges. Together, you can share ideas, celebrate successes, and work to overcome obstacles throughout the year-long program.

Diabetes Is Expensive 

In 2017, the total cost of care for people with diagnosed diabetes was $327 billion, up 33% over a 5-year period. About 1 in 4 health care dollars is spent on people with diagnosed diabetes. The majority of expenses are related to hospitalizations and medications used to treat complications of diabetes.

People diagnosed with diabetes incur on average $16,750 annually in medical expenses. The need to prevent type 2 diabetes has never been greater.

Health problems associated with Diabetes:

Heart attack
Stroke
Blindness
Kidney failure
Loss of toes, feet, and/or legs

Life doesn’t end with a Type 2 Pre-Diabetes diagnosis.

Maybe you’ve just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Or maybe you’ve been living with it for a while.

Here’s the thing: your journey is unique and it starts fresh every day. 

8 Week Blood Sugar Control Bootcamp

This program will help you take your health to the next level.

You’ll learn how to identify and remove refined sugars from your diet, add targeted movement to your exercise routine, and understand the role stress and toxins play in your journey to better health. As your coach, not only will I work with you regarding those concepts, I will also help you to identify your exact desired outcome, and then help you learn how to achieve it.

At the end of the Bootcamp, you will be making healthy choices automatically that will last.

We will focus on:

  • How glucose affects your body.
  • The steps and howe to remove refined sugars from your home and environment.
  • Increase your daily movement.
  • Avoid self-sabotage and barriers that have prevented success .
  • Learn how to listen and trust your own inner wisdom.
  • Discovery your inner adventurous being.
  • How to nourish your body, make time to relax.
  • Loving, trusting, honoring and acknowledging yourself.

I can’t wait to get started!

What it means

No matter where you are with type 2 diabetes, there are some things you should know. It’s the most common form of diabetes. Type 2 means that your body doesn’t use insulin properly. And while some people can control their blood sugar levels with healthy eating and exercise, others may need medication or insulin to manage it. Regardless, you have everything you need to fight it.  

How to get started 

  • Work with your doctor to determine what level of physical activity you should engage in
  • Figure out how much time per day you can devote to exercise/movement
  • Set fitness goals—having clear goals can help you stay motivated
  • Consider what type of activity you want to start with.
  • Plan ahead, activities into your weekly routine
  • Start slowly and allow for recovery time
  • Keep track of what you do and stay focused on your goals
  • Listen to your body
  • Ask me for a plan if you’re still needing help. 

Put the right fuel in your body

A huge part of managing type 2 diabetes is developing a healthy diet. You need to eat something sustainable that helps you feel better and still makes you feel happy and fed. Remember, it’s a process. I can help you create a plan that best suits your lifestyle—and how you can make your nutritional intake work the hardest for you.

Fitness is a key part of managing type 2. And the good news, all you have to do is get moving. You don’t have to join a gym. You can start slowly with a walk around the block or a simple bike ride. The key is to find activities you love and do them as often as you can.

Manage your weight

Excess body fat, particularly if stored around the abdomen, can increase the body’s resistance to the hormone insulin. If your waist is larger than your hips, this is a concern.  Visceral fat build-up is really hard on your body, organs and an indicator of metabolic syndrome. 

Move more

Moderate physical activity on most days of the week helps manage weight, reduce blood glucose levels and may also improve blood pressure and cholesterol.  The goal is to get your heart rate up, 150 minutes a week.  This takes planning to execute and would be honored to help with a plan. 

Eat a Balanced Healthy Diet

Reduce the amount of fat, sugar, and sodium in your diet. Especially saturated and trans fats. Eat more lean healthy proteins, berries, vegetables, and high-fiber foods.  This isn’t hard, takes some creativity sure but I am a master at this! Let’s spice up your dishes! 

Stop eating fast food & having soda

Highly processed, fried, breaded, carb, sugar, sodium-filled foods contain little to no nutritional value at all, shouldn’t even be called food!  All of these factors can make fast food harmful for a person with diabetes.  Soda of any kind should be banned!

Avoid Alcohol

Alcohol is empty calories and leads to weight gain. Alcohol also increases your blood sugar, blood pressure, and triglyceride levels.  There are many many things we can do to lower our stress or relax, just ask me! 

See your doctor for regular check-ups 

It’s a good idea to regularly check your blood glucose, blood pressure, and blood cholesterol levels.  Every six months, and inform me, your coach after each appointment.

Drink 120 oz filtered water every day

When it comes to hydration, water is the best option for people with diabetes. That’s because it won’t raise your blood sugar levels. High blood sugar levels can cause dehydration. Drinking enough water can help your body eliminate excess glucose through urine.

Eat slowly

In a fast-paced world we are all rushing, but eating and digesting your food properly is really important.  Digestion starts with seeing, smelling and preparing our foods.  Plate your food, take the time, chew and enjoy the textures and flavors.. your digestion will improve dramatically. 

the surprising truth about Pre-Diabetes 

It’s real. It’s common. And most importantly, it’s reversible. You can prevent or delay pre-diabetes from developing into type 2 diabetes with simple, proven lifestyle changes.

Approximately 88 million American adults—1 in 3—have pre-diabetes.  90% of people with pre-diabetes don’t know they have it. Could this be you? Read on to find out the facts and what you can do to stay healthy.

Pre-Diabetes is a BIG DEAL 

Don’t let the “pre” fool you—pre-diabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as diabetes. Pre-diabetes puts you at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Prediabetes Flies Under the Radar

You can have prediabetes for years but have no clear symptoms, so it often goes undetected until serious health problems show up. That’s why it’s important to talk to your doctor about getting your blood sugar tested. 

diabetes is harder to live with than pre-diabetes 

Diabetes affects every major organ in the body. People with diabetes often develop major complications, such as kidney failure, blindness, and nerve damage (nerve damage can lead to amputation of a toe, foot, or leg). Some studies suggest that diabetes doubles the risk of depression and that risk increases as more diabetes-related health problems develop. All can sharply reduce the quality of life.

My Story 

“I have a passion for helping people live their healthiest and happiest lives. My life has been personally touched by diabetes, and I was able to overcome my personal diagnosis with long-term lifestyle changes. I also experienced a lack of support, confusion, and fear while seeking information from the medical community during that time. Since then, I have worked tirelessly to help others who are going through similar experiences.”

Coach Katherine Hood

Type 2 Diabetes can and WILL lead to complications in many parts of the body and increase the risk of dying prematurely.

Full-blown type 2 diabetes is NOT curable. Finding out if you’re Pre-Diabetic is essential in preventing this disease, this diagnosis shouldn’t be taken lightly, we CAN prevent type 2 during this phase.

Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects 34.2 million adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) March 2020. The crisis is 88 million are estimated to have prediabetes, 1 in 3 aren’t aware, due to no warning signs.

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that the number of people living with diabetes has been steadily rising worldwide.

It is possible to prevent type 2 diabetes. Whether you have several of the risk factors or you’ve been told you have prediabetes, you can take action and reduce your risk of developing diabetes, getting support, however, is proven to be most effective.

Chances are, if you have Type 2 Diabetes, you are left to manage this condition on your own. An occasional visit to your doctor is just not sufficient to keep you on track and aware of any changes that might make your management more straightforward, better, more effective. Therefore, getting help from someone to hold you accountable, support you, educate, and help create a plan that works for you is essential. 

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes requires a lifestyle change program to help you lose weight, be more active, learn what to eat, how much, how often, manage blood sugar levels, stress management, establish healthy habits, and stay on track long term. 

I am certified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to proctor this program that has been studied over 20 years in 7 countries and still ongoing. Data has proven it to be more effective than metformin and other methods that ignore the root cause.

My life has been personally touched by diabetes, and I was able to overcome my diagnosis with long-term lifestyle changes. I also experienced a lack of support, confusion, and fear while seeking information from the medical community during that time. Since then, I have worked tirelessly to help others who are going through similar experiences. 

Type 2 diabetes is a condition you want to prevent, and the great news is that, in many cases, it is preventable. If you have prediabetes, you can lower your risk of developing diabetes by over 50%, without medications, just by following my lifestyle program that includes diet and exercise changes.

Book a call HERE to discuss your unique needs.

To request more information Click HERE 

Testimonials

“I’m down 30 lbs, my BP is way down and my Doc said that I could stop taking the BP meds, my energy is up, my stomach is flatter, my muscles are more defined and pronounced, my posture is better. I joined planet fitness and am going to continue my weight loss journey while shaping my body even more. The guidance and accountability of being in this group are a major reason for my progress”

Norm R.

“Since I joined I lost 14lbs doing the challenges! Katherine was very supportive and best for nutrition and advice and encouragement! I upped my knowledge since joining and my fitness and health knowledge improved a lot! Highly recommend this group!!!? I was hesitant to do the challenges but it was the best choice I made”

Travis G

Work

Healther.Faster.Stronger

Power Up

Schedule a Call

My Calendar