I KNOW THAT HAVING TYPE 2 DIABETES CAN BE OVERWHELMING!
Are you afraid that diabetes will ruin your enjoyment of life, both now and in the future? Confused about what to eat to manage your blood sugars?
You probably feel like diabetes is taking over your life. You feel overwhelmed by the idea of figuring out what to eat and what to do to lower your blood sugars.
Take a deep breath and now take another one. Relax and let some of your stress go.
Now imagine how you would feel like if you knew that you could do all the things you want to do. And that you could do it without giving up your favorite foods or developing diabetes complications!
As a Registered Dietitian specializing in women and Type 2 diabetes, I want to help you cut through the confusing and conflicting diabetes information so you can get back to living your life!
Hi, I’m Linda Gilmour Kessler
It's my mission to help women newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes learn to manage their blood sugars without giving up living. You can feel calm and confident while having great diabetes control. And it doesn't have to take over your life. You can live a healthy and happy life – both now and in the future. I can help you manage your diabetes in a way that will fit into your lifestyle – with no crazy food restrictions!
Let me tell you my story.
My mom was diagnosed with diabetes when I was 9 or 10 years old. It was in the Spring. Spring was a busy time on our farm. My Dad was busy seeing busy seeding the crop. Mom was preparing meals and running errands. Not to mention, she was enjoying her favorite hobby – gardening. She had and still has a passion for flowers.
In the 1970's, having diabetes was a lot different. There were very few medications and there was no home blood sugar monitoring. My mom was admitted to the hospital to start on insulin.
The night before mom went to the hospital, we had blueberry pie for dessert. I remember her saying that she was going to have a piece because she wasn't going to be able to eat sweets with diabetes. (spoiler alert – you don't have to give up sweets, you can work them into your meal plan!).
I was worried about my mom. I didn't know a lot about diabetes, but my dad's cousin had diabetes. She had gone blind. I thought that this would happen to mom and I also felt sad that she couldn't have sweets anymore.
The days my mom was in the hospital seem to be a blur. They weren't sure how long she was going to be. Life sort of happened as I worried about my mom. We got to visit her a couple of times, my dad, brothers and me. My mom was in the hospital just four days, but at the time, it seemed like an eternity.
One day I came home and there she was in her greenhouse. She had been discharged. I can remember it was the most beautiful day in the world in my short life. The sky was blue. It was warm and sunny, and Mom was puttering with her flowers while singing.
In that moment I knew that my mom was going to be okay. Everything was just going to be okay. That day was over 40 years ago. My mom has been more than okay.
She's lived a very healthy and happy life. She's welcomed her grandchildren into the world and watched them grow up.
Mom enjoys traveling, eating out and the occasional sweet. She has never let her diabetes hold her back from anything she wanted to do. She is still an avid gardener!
I want that for you too. Minus the fear for your family and the time in the hospital of course.
I want your life to be exactly what you want it to be and what you love. Diabetes shouldn't get in the way of living the life you want.
This is what shaped my decision to help others and become a dietitian. And that's why I developed the ROCK YOUR DIABETES program.
The ROCK YOUR DIABETES PROGRAM: