Mindfully Managing Diabetes with Dr. Josie LevineWelcome 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!

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(Disclaimer: Information in this blog is not medical advice, nor meant to substitute for individually working with your doctor.)


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  1. richard silverman says:

    Josie: very pleased to have found your blog. I was trained as a pharmacist and also attended naturopathic med school in addition I am a cert personal trainer……blah blah blah….that said I am in the process of developing an integrative diabetes mgmnt program combining classroom/didactic time with group training sessions…..mindfulness work/spiritual work of course is necessary in any healing paradigm…

    would love to chat and see if there is room for collaboration…

    Richard silverman

    • admin says:

      Hi Richard, glad you stumbled upon my blog. Would love to talk to you further. Can you email me privately or leave a v/m (address and number both on the blog). Look forward to hearing from you, Josie

  2. debbie says:

    Hi Josie – I am glad to have found your blog. Something I struggle with and wonder if others with type 2 do also is shame. Very few people in my life know about my diagnosis. While a private person by nature, I worry about being judged, don’t want others questioning what I eat or don’t eat, but also carry that it is my fault that I have this disease. Thanks for your work, Debbie

    • admin says:

      Glad to have you aboard Debbie. You’ve offered great insights by your courageous comment. I feel a blog post coming on regarding the very important issues surrounding shame. Stay tuned!

  3. Sharon Jacobs says:

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