Written by Gianina Padula, Reviewed by Diana Licalzi, MS, RD, CDE
Receiving a diagnosis of diabetes is a life-changing occurrence. With all of the new concerns this adds to your plate, you may feel as though you need more support aside from your primary care provider. Diabetes self-management education (DSME) can be taught in a variety of ways, including one-on-one sessions as well as group counseling. Group counseling has been shown to be a successful and cost-effective tool in diabetes self-management education, resulting in members having improved HbA1c, blood sugar control, weight, and a better understanding of their condition.
Benefits of Diabetes Group Programs
Group programs have been popping up more and more in recent years. Whether they be for dietary change, weight loss, or even behavioral counseling, their popularity is booming. Members feel that sharing their experiences with peers leads them to more easily achieve behavior change and holds them accountable in the long-term.
Group programs have also been associated with higher levels of confidence, increased likelihood of self-discovery, and the benefit of being exposed to different perspectives.¹ They ultimately create a more supportive environment where members feel less alone regardless of the challenge they face. Recent studies have shown improved outcomes when participating in a group coaching program for diabetes compared to self-management. This includes significant decreases in HbA1c, improved diet, and better regulation of blood glucose.²
The Reversing T2D 10-Week Program
At Reversing T2D, we offer a 10-week type 2 diabetes reversal program. Our program has been shown to help members reverse their type 2 diabetes in as little as ten weeks. Members have experienced significant changes in their blood sugar, A1c, cholesterol, weight, and more.
Our team consists of a registered dietitian and certified diabetes care and education specialist, Diana, and an exercise physiologist, Jose. This multidisciplinary approach provides a unique edge when compared to other diabetes programs. Not only do we teach you how to manage your diet, but we provide guidance on transitioning to an active lifestyle and how to tailor your workouts to most effectively lower blood sugar.
When you sign up for our ten week program, you receive all the tools you need to embark on your journey to reversing your type 2 diabetes. These include the Reversing T2D Method online course, ten weeks of meal plans and shopping lists, access to our diabetes reversal support community, direct 1-on-1 access to Diana and Jose, live group Q&A calls, and monthly live wellness classes including fitness, yoga, and meditation.
While most programs aren’t sustainable or realistic, focusing instead on quick fixes, the Reversing T2D 10-Week Program targets the root cause of diabetes: insulin resistance. How do we do this? It’s all thanks to a plant-based diet!
Plant-based diets are low in saturated fat and high in fiber, making them ideal for improving glycemic control and bettering heart health. They have been scientifically proven to improve insulin sensitivity, lower blood sugar levels, control body weight, and possibly even restore the function of our pancreas.³
The Reversing T2D 10-Week Program helps people incorporate more plant-based foods into their diet. Although this is a big adjustment for many, our meal plans make the transition easy and delicious!
Transitioning to a plant-based diet can be difficult to navigate if you do not have credible information to build your diet around. With so much nutrition misinformation on the internet, it’s crucial to have an adequate support system that can guide you through this lifestyle in a way that ensures you satisfy your nutritional needs. Let us be that for you!
The results of group coaching for diabetes management are unparalleled. If you find yourself struggling to navigate your diagnosis, or wanting more results after years of attempting to manage your diabetes yourself, our program is the perfect opportunity. To learn more about our program, click here.