Diabetes



Let your registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) help you control your blood sugars and reduce the risk of complications associated with diabetes.

We have a realistic approach that makes the process enjoyable and helps you meet your goals.  We believe in simple, small changes that will make the biggest difference in your life. 

Are you worried about diabetes complications? Are you struggling to manage your diabetes? Do you know your ABCs?*


*ABC is A1C (a snapshot of what your blood sugars have been averaging the past 2-3 months), B is blood pressure, and C is cholesterol.  It is important to know YOUR numbers.

Have you been diagnosed with diabetes? Has your health provider told you your sugars are up and you need to eat better and lose weight?  Is your A1C not at your goal? Do you have a family history of diabetes? Are you confused about what you can eat?

If you answered YES, we will provide a unique nutritional assessment going through your medical history, your concerns, and create an individualized plan that works for you.  We can give you the tools to help better manage your diabetes. If you have been told you have diabetes, we can provide you a meal plan to help manage your blood sugars that fit your lifestyle needs.

Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are both chronic and progressive diseases that affect the way one’s body regulates blood sugar or glucose.  Glucose is the fuel the body needs for energy. In order for the sugar to enter cells, insulin is needed. People with Type 1 diabetes do not produce insulin themselves and need to receive insulin via injections.  People with Type 2 diabetes don’t respond to the insulin their body is producing, or don’t make enough. Both types of diabetes can lead to high blood sugar or glucose.  

Evidence shows that nutrition therapy improves blood sugar, helps with weight management, and improves cardiovascular risk factors

The incidence of diabetes has skyrocketed to epidemic proportions.  In 2015, 30.3 million Americans or 9.4% of the population had diabetes.  Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90-95% of all diabetes cases. Of the 30.3 million with diabetes, 7.2 million are undiagnosed and do not know they have diabetes.

Looking at the data for U.S. adults age 18 and older, had the following risk factors for complications with diabetes. 87.5% of adults were overweight or obese defined as a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25 kg/m2 or higher.  Click this link to calculate your BMI.  Over 40% reported getting less than 10 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity the prior week.  73.6% reported high blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg or higher, or on a prescription for high blood pressure.  Approximately 60% were on a lipid lowering medication for high cholesterol. 15.6% had an A1C higher than 9% which indicates high blood sugar (hyperglycemia.)

The latest Consensus Report recommends individualized nutrition counseling for all people with diabetes.  Evidence shows that working with an RDN can decrease A1C by up to 2%. It is recommended that people with diabetes see an educator when diagnosed, yearly, and with any changes in medication or health care. Losing weight (5-10% of one’s starting weight) can improve insulin action and lower fasting blood sugar.  Regular physical activity can improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugars.


Meeting with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for Diabetes

Did you know that a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) is an expert in the nutrition field?

Many of the RDNs at Anderson’s Nutrition have a Master Degree and hold additional certifications. All of them hold the credentials of a RDN through the CDR.  An additional certification important for dietitians assisting diabetic patients is the CDE. A CDE is a Certified Diabetes Educator who has experience and knowledge working with the prevention, treatment, and management of diabetes and prediabetes.

Controlling your blood sugar with a RDN

Education + Coaching + Meal Planning = Results

Education 

Our trained experts will work with you to create a realistic and customized goals because we want to ensure long-lasting results. We use small changes, focusing on the why and how’s, so that blood sugar levels are normalized naturally.

We will educate you in foods that are best for living with diabetes. Recommendations for heart healthy foods while controlling carbohydrates will be provided. You’ll know what kinds of foods will work for your lifestyle to prevent or to help reduce the effects of diabetes.

We will help you design a new lifestyle that will allow you to use food and exercise as the first line of defense against the effects of diabetes. Using the latest research, we will teach you natural ways that you can control your blood sugars and minimize complications associated with diabetes.

Coaching

Behavior change can be hard. That is why our dietitians are trained in behavior-change coaching, to help you identify barriers and create realistic strategies so that you can reach your goals and accomplish difficult tasks.

Meet our nutrition experts! 

Christine Babey MS, RDN, CDE
Scottsdale, Tempe, and Virtual
Nicole Goodrich MS, RDN, LDN
Downingtown and Virtual

Meal Planning Tools

Getting meals on the table requires planning. But planning also requires time. That’s why we have made it easier for your meal planning. With just a click of a button, you can get a grocery list of all you need for your meals for the week. The meal planner contains specific recipes catered to help with your conditions and needs, you can be on your way to a healthy lifestyle. 

Results

Our clients typically see improved blood sugar within a week after we start to work together with some clients seeing results sooner.  Not only is there an improvement in blood sugar, but our clients report feeling better. Once blood sugars are improved, we work with our clients to incorporate a broad range of healthy lifestyle choices to decrease the risk of other complications associated with diabetes.

My A1C dropped from 7.3 to 5.8 while working with Anderson’s Nutrition!

– Scottsdale, Arizona Client

I am off my metformin after 6 months of working with Anderson’s Nutrition!

– Downingtown, PA Client

My A1C dropped from 11.0 to 6.7 while working with Anderson’s Nutrition!

– Scottsdale, Arizona Client

How to get started 

We have several options to get started with one of our RDN- Nutrition expert. We offer in person, telephonic, and video counseling sessions. Check out the online scheduler today! Learn more by scheduling a free discovery call. 

Pick how you want to meet

We are available in most states for virtual one-on-one. For groups and in person 1-on-1 see locations. 

Programs

We have several different program durations for you to select from. Choose which one fits your needs. Almost all patients find success in meeting consistently for their education session or consultation to get the support and the results that they need.

Must Have
4 Week
Customized 1:1 Nutrition Counseling
Weekly diet and physical activity analysis
Interactive Menu Planning
 
 
Complete Program
8 Week
Customized 1:1 Nutrition Counseling
Weekly diet and physical activity analysis
Interactive Menu Planning
Virtual Grocery Store Tour
RD on Demand
Ultimate Program
12 Week
Customized 1:1 Nutrition Counseling
Weekly diet and physical activity analysis
Interactive Menu Planning
Virtual Grocery Store Tour
RD on Demand
Maintenance Program
Monthly
Customized 1:1 Nutrition Counseling
Interactive Menu Planning
RD on Demand
 
 

Wanting to use medical insurance? 

Most insurance companies will provide benefits for nutrition counseling, often times the coverage is a 100%. We suggest that if you want insurance to cover, you check your insurance coverage before setting an appointment.