Most Americans are brought up on basically 5-10 “side” items.  Apples, Bananas, Grapes, Bread, Pasta, Rice, Peas, Carrots, sometimes Broccoli.. and #10 .. Potatoes.

I’m going to teach you that there are more choices!!!!  As a Type 2 Diabetic, I’ve come to grips with the fact that I AM DIABETIC and WILL ALWAYS BE DIABETIC.  ***BUT***

I AM (and YOU are) IN CONTROL.


On insulin since 1998, on Januvia for approx 1/2 those years. Can you say cha-ching $$$$…

Over the past 3 years I’ve been working with a wonderful team, A+A Wellness, that provides personal training and nutritional advisement.  I’ve learned so much over the three years and am off ALL diabetes medication (Januvia and Lantus Insulin).  It was after only 6 or so months (I’ll look it up later and update) that I was off Januvia with diet and exercise which opened my eyes to nutrition.

Since then I’ve been reading nutritional magazines, herbal remedies, oil supplements, etc.  You don’t have to do that.  Just watch my journey, test your results and take control as I have.


My endocrinology group never stressed nutrition.  They stressed proper insulin management.


So, if you pre-diabetic, type 2 or even type 1, read these blogs, monitor your blood sugar throughout the process and challenge your Doctor and your beliefs.

Learn to love the variety of colors, shapes and tastes that are out there.


I’ll even teach you how to get past those people around you that give you false news like “avocados are so full of fat; you can’t have that”, or “you’re already at a good weight why lose more”, or … you will find these naysayers at EVERY stage of your health journey.  I’ll teach you my tricks for getting through:

  • a food/alcohol orgy party with your gut still intact,
  • a business meeting with Southern Comfort cuisine
  • a kid’s sugary sweet birthday party and more!