Get More Freedom from Your Diabetes.
Say Goodbye to Unexplained Variations In Your Blood Glucose Levels, and Hello to Transform Your Diabetes
No more “I’ll do it someday” or I will manage my blood glucose better tomorrow, no more diabetes burnout. TRANSFORM YOUR DIABETES has been intentionally designed as a timed process to help you achieve significant results in 90 days (and in most cases, less!). This program is designed to improve your insulin sensitivity in small steps that will benefit you NOW.
Supporting & Coaching You
Living with diabetes is hard. We know that, first hand, TRANSFORM YOUR DIABETES is designed to give you strategies, tools, support, education, empathy and community. We know that diabetes forces you to judge yourself against the myth of blood glucose perfection. We will coach you but we promise that you will never get judgement about your diabetes here, although we might tell you to stop being so hard on yourself!
What Will You Learn On The TRANSFORM YOUR DIABETES Program?
It does not matter what type of diabetes you are living with it, is hard to manage and even harder to manage diabetes consistently well. Many people start following a low carbohydrate diet to manage blood glucose levels, and this makes sense. BUT it increases insulin resistance and this make diabetes harder to manage and typically leads to high blood pressure and high cholesterol (lipid) levels.
In other words the insulin resistance that a low carbohydrate diet causes sets the perfect stage for the development and progression of the complications of diabetes that the diet is trying to reduce!
We will teach you the basic science that you need to know to choose a diet that reverses insulin resistance, don't worry we are very good at keeping this very easy to understand!
Blending the science with Paul’s behavior change dynamics has created the powerful TRANSFORM YOUR DIABETES program. By the end of the first week you’ll understand how you can be back in charge of your health.
The true power of the program happens when it is combined with Paul's 44 years of experience of living with type 1 diabetes, coaching experience & his MSc in Diabetes Practice
Weeks 1 & 2
Laying the foundations of success, building your confidence, goal setting, providing you with the education and tools that you need to succeed.
Weeks 3 - 5
Small steps lead to big changes. We typically start seeing that insulin sensitivity starts to increase for most of our clients now.
Weeks 6 - 8
We move to a whole food plant based diet, don't worry this does not mean that you can never eat another bacon sandwich! As insuln sensitivity increases we focus on increasing carbohydrate intake.
We focus on moving you to a diet that is sustainable for you in the long term. yes you can even consider the occassional bacon sandwich if you want to. Although we find many of our clients never want to again; but that is up to you to decide.
We talk about the psychology of living with diabetes and the psychology of dealing with your health care team so that you get the best possible outcomes for you.
10 Things You Should Know About The Transform Your Diabetes Program
This is NOT a temporary detox or short-term cleanse.
TRANSFORM YOUR DIABETES is a lifestyle, and is about spending a dedicated period of time easing your body into this new way of using nutrient dense foods that are high in carbohydrates & low in fat and protein to improve your insulin sensitivity.
You’ll never be hungry.
You know those programs that try to teach how to endure deprivation? This is not one of those. You’ll be satisfied every single day. Even though all of the food is delicious and easy to prepare the biggest challenge that people have is eating the huge amount of food we ask you to consume.
No more “I’ll do it someday.”
TRANSFORM YOUR DIABETES has been intentionally designed as a timed process to help you achieve significant results in 90 days (and in most cases, less!). This program is designed to create positive change in your quality of life NOW.
We won’t sugarcoat it: This won’t always be easy. Yes the pun is intended!
Some changes will feel effortless and others will really challenge you. This is why the community and coaching support are so valuable. You’ll be supported every step.
There are no special foods to purchase.
TRANSFORM YOUR DIABETES does not ask you to purchase “special foods” or “energy shakes”, athough we will suggest some vitamins and minerals. All the foods you’ll be eating can be commonly found at your local supermarket.
This is so much more than a nutritional program.
TRANSFORM YOUR DIABETES is a 100% evidence based education program about your jouney with diabetes and insulin sensitivity. You'll walk away with clarity about managing your diabetes and how to create sustainable change to your quality of life
You will need to eat more food that you might imagine.
Whole food plant-based foods are high in nutritional density and it might take you some time to get used to eating enough food to stop you from losing weight. The number one reason why people struggle with this way of eating is that they do not eat enough to maintain their weight and/or calorific requirements.
Do turn I need to vegan?
No! There will be a section of the program that is exclusively plant based, for 21 days. The rest of the time we encourage you to eat more plants but you can choose to meat, fish and dairy if you wish to.
If I eat loads of carbohydrates will I put on weight?
No, and here is the big fat lie that the diet industry has been keeping from you. 1 gram of carbohydrates = 4 calories whereas 1 gram of fat = 9 calories. This means that you can eat twice as many grams of carbohydrtatates and still lose wight if thata is one of your goals.
But eating more carbohdyrates will put my blood glucose (& insulin needs) up, won't it?
No, as we increase crbohydrates coming from whoile food plant-based sources and reduce fats and proteins your insulin sesnitivity goes up, so you need less insulin. As you insulin sensiitivyt increases your glucose disposal rate also increases and this gives you more time in range.