Do you have diabetes and are looking for ways to control your blood sugar?
Are you looking to take steps to living a healthier lifestyle?
Do you follow your own healthy living plan and are just looking for support or a place to go and share what has worked for you with others?
If any of these apply to you then please consider joining Granby Pharmacy as we launch a support group dedicated to helping you live a healthier lifestyle. Whatever your goals are, we would like to provide help and support in any way we can!
The inspiration for this support group comes from the book The Blood Sugar Solution: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now! by Mark Hyman, MD. In his book, Dr. Hyman talks about the growing problem of pre-diabetes, diabetes, and insulin resistance. It is predicted that by 2020 1 in 2 Americans will have "diabesity". Dr. Hyman defines "diabesity" as a group of problems, ranging from insulin resistance and being overweight to obesity and diabetes. Dr. Hyman's 6 week program includes ways to change your lifestyle, control blood sugar, and reduce insulin resistance.
Our vision for this support group is to provide healthy eating, lifestyle tips, recipes, and support for those looking to make a lifestyle change. Our program is a modified six month version of Dr. Hyman's six week program. Each month we will go over a new topic from Dr. Hyman's book and ways in which you can make these changes. Below is a "road map" of what the program will include to help you get on the right path to a healthier lifestyle:
1. Monthly meetings
2. Weekly weigh ins, before & after measurements and pictures to help you track your progress
3. Email/texting/social media support
4. Individual follow up meetings as needed
5. Healthy, good tasting recipes to sample
6. Specialty activities and guest speakers
The topics to be covered include nutrition basics, supplements, relaxation, exercise, living green, and finally personalization and follow up.
Although this program specifically highlights obesity and type 2 diabetes, the lifestyle changes we will be highlighting can be beneficial to most individuals! You should consult with your doctor before beginning this or any other diet program/support group to make sure it is a safe option for you.
Our goal is to start this program in September. If you are interested in signing up for this support group you can contact us here at Granby Pharmacy. More information on times will become available once we can gauge what works best for most of our participants.