Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevention



Let your registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) help you make healthy lifestyle choices and reduce the risk of developing 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. 

Have you been told you have prediabetes or are worried you will develop diabetes?

Have you been diagnosed with prediabetes? Has your health provider told you your sugars are up and you need to eat better and lose weight?   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 prediabetes. If you have been told you have prediabetes, we can provide you with a meal plan to help reduce your risk or delay the development of diabetes.

What is prediabetes?

Prediabetes means that your blood glucose (blood sugar) is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.  Glucose is the fuel the body needs for energy. Prediabetes often has no signs or symptoms. We don’t know the exact cause for prediabetes.  Family history, genetics, inactivity, and excess fat (especially around the stomach) are risk factors. People who have prediabetes don’t process blood sugar efficiently anymore. This results in glucose building up in the bloodstream and not being enter the cells to provide fuel for energy. 

 Either the pancreas (the gland that makes insulin) doesn’t make enough insulin or the cells are resistant to insulin, or a combination of both.  High blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol (the “good cholesterol”), and high levels of triglycerides (fat) are associated with prediabetes. Without lifestyle changes, people with prediabetes are likely to develop type 2 diabetes.  

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

The good news is that healthy eating, increasing physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight can help normalize your blood sugars.  The latest Consensus Report recommends individualized nutrition counseling for all people with diabetes and prediabetes.  Evidence shows that working with an RDN can decrease A1C* by up to 2%.

The Diabetes Prevention Program showed that people with prediabetes who lost weight reduced the incidence of type 2 diabetes by 58% over 3 years.  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.

*A1C or HBA1C glycosylated hemoglobin is a snap shot of what your blood sugars have been averaging the past 2-3 months.


Meeting with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for Prediabetes

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 prediabetes. Recommendations for heart healthy foods while controlling carbohydrates will be provided. You’ll know what kinds of foods will work for your lifestyle to delay or prevent the development 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 rising blood sugars. Using the latest research, we will teach you natural ways that you can normalize your blood sugars and decrease the risk of developing 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 experience weight loss, more energy, and increased confidence to manage prediabetes while working with our team of RDNs.   Many have seen a decrease in A1C, and some return to normal A1C levels. We work with our clients to incorporate a broad range of healthy lifestyle choices to decrease the risk of developing diabetes that can be maintained lifelong.

My A1C dropped from 5.8 to 4.9 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.