Welcome to Mindfully Managing Diabetes. This blog is for everyone who is interested in how mindfulness matters. Most especially, it’s for the estimated 360 million people worldwide living with Type 2 diabetes, or the many millions more impacted by a loved one with the chronic condition. But you don’t have to have diabetes to find insanely helpful and inspiring wisdom here. Being mindful is the key.
I have a deeply personal desire to help those who aspire to manage their Type 2 diabetes insulin-free incorporating a mindful approach. I’m Dr Josie Levine, a psychotherapist, health coach and mindfulness practitioner. I’ve lived with Type 2 diabetes since 2009. My HbA1c went from 13.5 mg/dl at diagnosis to 5.7 within 4 months. It continues to hover between 5.5 and 6, a non-diabetic level.
Mindfulness matters in every part of your life. When I was diagnosed, in order to make the huge changes necessary to manage it without insulin, I sincerely doubt that I could have done it without a mindfulness practice. It’s the secret ingredient that enabled me to successfully make and sustain the paradigm shifts in 5 major areas essential to Type 2 control. Those are diet or nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress management, medication and/or supplements.
In this blog, I’ll regularly post in those areas with educational helpful hints and take-way tips to inspire or enlighten you. Topics often will be related to self-managed Type 2, but other ways that mindfulness can better your life will be included.
Your input is truly, incredibly important! I encourage and welcome dialogue, questions, comments. Lets grow this mindful community together.
Leave me a comment letting me know what is it that you most need help with around your managing Type 2! The most common topics people ask for will be rewarded in a post addressing the topic! The first person to request on the most common topic will win a free 45 minute session!
(Disclaimer: Information in this blog is not medical advice, nor meant to substitute for individually working with your doctor.)