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Dietitian Nutritionist for Diabetes in Kingston, PA and Online

A dietitian nutritionist for diabetes can help you lead a healthier life starting right now.

A dietitian for diabetes can work with you long term to make the right nutritional and lifestyle choices for you and your body. The decisions you make for your diabetes now are an investment in your future. Together, we can work to improve your health and boost the overall quality of your life.

At Catalyst Nutrition and Training, we are all about empowerment through education. Through our functional nutrition approach, we show you why the holistic lifestyle changes we recommend can help you manage your diabetes and ultimately become healthier and happier.

Call us at (888) 862-0803 to schedule your consultation! We are located at 480 Pierce St. in Kingston, Pennsylvania. We work locally with anyone in Northeastern Pennsylvania or virtually around the country through our nutrition counseling program!

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The Challenges of Diabetes

If you have either type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you may know more about the condition than the average person. However, we understand that you may not fully grasp how every factor in your life–including your diet, level of physical activity, sleep, and stress–can actually affect how your body responds to diabetes.

 

Approximately 37.3 million Americans have diabetes today, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s no small number. It’s actually 11.3% of the U.S. population.

 

Since we at Catalyst are focused on educating our patients rather than simply telling you what to do, let’s cover the basics of each type of diabetes.

 

The two types differ from each other in a few ways:

Type 1 Diabetes

 

  • Type 1 diabetes involves the body attacking its own pancreas cells that produce insulin

  • This type of diabetes is believed to be an autoimmune disease caused in some cases by genetic factors

  • It often manifests in children and adolescents, though individuals of any age can develop type 1 diabetes

  • Type 1 diabetes is far less common than type 2, affecting about 1.9 million Americans of those 37.3 million with diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

 

  • Type 2 diabetes results from the body being unable to use the insulin produced by the pancreas

  • Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 develops gradually over years, frequently as a result of being overweight and not getting enough physical activity

  • Anyone of any age can develop type 2 diabetes, though it is more common in middle-aged and older adults

  • Type 2 diabetes affects about 35 million of the 37.3 million Americans with diabetes

Although each type of diabetes is unique, both types can lead to high levels of blood sugar in a condition called hyperglycemia. In its early stages, hyperglycemia may lead to nothing worse than excessive thirst and urination. If left unchecked over time, however, hyperglycemia caused by diabetes can produce more serious issues such as heart disease, kidney disease, vision loss, and diabetic ketoacidosis, which can be life threatening.

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How a Diabetes Dietitian Nutritionist Can Help

If your doctor has recently diagnosed you with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, then now is the best time to start making the lifestyle changes that can seriously improve the quality of your life long term.

 

When you think about going to see a diabetes nutritionist, you may imagine being told that you can’t eat this or that anymore. But when you come to Catalyst Nutrition and Training, you get the benefit of learning from a registered dietitian nutritionist. We don’t base our nutrition programs on simple solutions such as telling you to give up carbs or lose weight or suggesting that you and your doctor adjust your medications. Essentially, we never just tell you what to do.

 

At Catalyst, we show you why it’s a good idea to make the necessary modifications that can help you manage your diabetes and live a better life. We cover areas such as adding in post-meal exercise, eating more fiber, pairing carbohydrates with other macronutrients, and timing your meals.

 

Best of all, we are there with you at every step to address your concerns and answer all your questions!

Manage Your Diabetes with a Catalyst Dietitian Nutritionist

Living with diabetes can present major challenges to people of all ages, but you don’t have to face them alone. When you work with an RDN for diabetes here at Catalyst Nutrition & Training, you have access to an expert educator who shows you which life alterations can lead to improved results with your condition.

 

We offer in-person nutrition counseling here at our 480 Pierce St. office in Kingston, Pennsylvania, or virtually wherever you are! For other patients, our online nutrition coaching or online fitness coaching programs are the right fit.

 

Call us today at (888) 862-0803, and let’s start managing your diabetes together!

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