🍽️🏋️ When Diet and Lifestyle Aren't Enough: Balancing Blood Sugar 🏋️🍽️
🔎 Struggling to balance your blood sugar levels even with diet and lifestyle changes? You’re likely not alone. Insulin resistance is arguably one of the most common yet under diagnosed issues of today.
For some, radical diet and lifestyle changes just are not enough.
It’s frustrating when you do all you can and the weight is not coming off. Or your health is still a mess. And to admit needing medication support can feel like admitting defeat.
But the truth is, your health now matters. Your health in 30 years is dependent on the choices you make today. Providing your body with the support it needs is essential to ensuring longterm, positive health outcomes.
And for some, pharmacological support is necessary.
Here are some tips for navigating the next step in managing blood sugar and insulin resistance.
✨Find a provider you love and trust who is willing to work cooperatively with you to find just the right combination of support.
✨ Consider investing in a CGM (continuous glucose monitor) to inform your decision making about diet, lifestyle and medication choices.
✨Always ask if there are natural alternatives you can consider and/or ones that might enhance your medication regimen.
✨Start low and slow. Sometimes side effects can present when starting new medications, so it’s important to work with someone you trust to adjust dosing or provide feedback on sustainable ways to approach medication therapy.
✨Be kind to yourself. You are in this health journey for the long run. Your health in 30 years is dependent on the choices you make now, and additional medication support might be what’s best for your longterm health outcomes.
Remember, each person's situation is unique, and what works for one may not work for another. It's essential to work closely with your healthcare team to find the best approach for managing your blood sugar.