Wellness Coaching and Diabetes

Callie Bland discusses wellness coaching and diabetes.

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Callie Bland discusses wellness coaching and diabetes.
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Featuring Callie Bland, RN, BSc, BSN

Duration: 44 seconds

Wellness coaching is a process that helps to empower people living with diabetes to live their healthiest life possible, despite their disease or condition.

Wellness coaching involves helping clients understand their diabetes, take their medications correctly, and make lifestyle changes that help reduce their risk and complications.

Wellness coaches often work in conjunction with other healthcare professionals such as physicians, dietitians, kinesiologists, and physiotherapists.

If you have diabetes a wellness coach can help you reach your optimal health potential and help you manage your disease more effectively.

Presenter: Ms. Callie Bland, Business Coach, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Business Coach

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Wellness Coaching and Diabetes

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A wellness coach is a health professional who prescribes medication and offers counseling.

Explanation:

A wellness coach is a health professional who can help people with diabetes make positive lifestyle changes. They help patients set goals, stay motivated and coordinate care but do not prescribe medications.

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A wellness coach may be able to help you lose weight.

Explanation:

If you have diabetes and need to lose weight, your wellness coach can help you stick to a diet plan and set goals.

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A wellness coach only deals with a patient’s physical health, not their mental health.

Explanation:

A wellness coach can help you understand the connection between your physical and mental health. If you’re experiencing anxiety or depression because of your condition, a wellness coach can support you.

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If you have diabetes, it's important to have your cholesterol levels and kidney functions checked each year.

Explanation:

Over time, diabetes can damage the kidneys. High glucose levels can lead to high cholesterol. That’s why it’s important for people with diabetes to have cholesterol levels and kidney functions checked each year. Your wellness coach can help you stay on track with your regular health exams.

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Wellness coaching may help you lower blood sugar levels.

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Research shows that people with diabetes who work with a coach may experience significantly reduced HbA1c levels over time.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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