Put your SELF Back Into Diabetes Self-Management!
We get it. A diagnosis of prediabetes or diabetes can feel like a life sentence. It is natural to feel overwhelmed with everything you need to do to manage your condition: make sustainable changes to your eating and physical activity, monitor your blood sugar levels, prevent complications, and more…
But we have great news! Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Prediabetes and Diabetes is a practical mind-body approach that shifts the focus from rigid nutrition rules and strict exercise regimens to awareness of your physical sensations, thoughts, feelings, habits, and beliefs. You will learn how to become the expert in YOU!
How do you know if mindful eating for diabetes is right for you?
- You want to get your A1C down – and keep it down! (Or maybe you want to understand why that even matters!)
- You want managing your diabetes to feel flexible, enjoyable, and personalized for your personal lifestyle.
- You want to find a diabetes meal plan that’s easy to stick with – and doesn’t make you swear off your favorite foods. (We’ll show you how to eat what you love AND keep your diabetes under control!)
- You want to change how you feel about exercise, so it is a “get to” instead of a “have to.”
- You want a fun, credible way to update your understanding of diabetes so it finally makes sense (AND is taught by experts – a physician and diabetes educator!).
- You like learning at your own pace in a setting that is familiar and comfortable and fits into your schedule.
- You are excited to finally get back on track and feel in charge of your diabetes!
If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then read on!
What you’ll learn during this online diabetes class…
During the six essential Mindful Eating and Diabetes lessons, you’ll learn a whole new way to manage diabetes for life!
- Savor every aspect of eating – yes, even with prediabetes or diabetes!
- Eat what you love without guilt or fear of losing control
- Discover simple yet powerful methods for knowing when, what, and how much to eat without restrictive rules
- Understand how eating and physical activity affect your blood sugar
- Learn the basics of nutrition in clear, practical terms
- Embrace blood-sugar monitoring with an attitude of curiosity instead of fear
- Decrease your anxiety about diabetes self-management
- Make exercise a “get to” instead of a “have to”
- Understand why medications may be an important part of your diabetes care
- Become proactive at preventing the complications associated with uncontrolled diabetes
- Develop powerful patterns of thinking so you can live the balanced, vibrant life you crave
This self-paced online program, facilitated by Michelle May, M.D. (founder of Am I Hungry?) and Megrette Fletcher MEd, RD, CDCES (co-founder of The Center for Mindful Eating), will guide you through a step-by-step process for understanding how to listen to and understand your “inner expert” and put you in charge of your eating and self-care decisions.
Recommended by Diabetes Professionals:
“Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Diabetes is a unique, positive program that just feels right!” – Becky Andrews, MS, RDN, CDE
“It will change your life!” – Peggy Marchini, RDN, CDE
“Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Diabetes is SO positive! You’ll feel happy to be a part of mindful diabetes management.” – Susan Clifford, RN, CDE
“A most worthwhile course.” – Jane O’Shea, Accredited Practicing Dietitian
Your Mindful Eating for Diabetes online class includes:
- Six lessons taught by Michelle and Megrette that cover four essential topics:
- Think: Conscious decision making using the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Cycle
- Care: Education about diabetes self-management and preventing the associated complications
- Nourish: Nutrition from a nonrestrictive, all-foods-fit perspective
- Live: Physical activity that is enjoyable and can be integrated into daily life
- Downloadable chapters of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes: A Mindful Eating Program for Thriving with Prediabetes or Diabetes (Second edition)
- Password access to our private Member Portal and forum: Share your successes and discuss challenges with your community, access our Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Virtual Coach, write in your private journal, and use other great tools.
- Daily brief Mindful Moment emails for six weeks to help keep you inspired and focused
- Weekly Workshop Summary: Weekly email summarizing the workshop lessons to support your progress
- Tools and handouts to help you manage your diabetes long-term
The Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Diabetes online classes allow you to progress through this life-changing material at a pace that works for you.
Diabetes Online Course Outline
Lesson 1: Awareness
Think: Why Do I Eat?
Care: Understanding Diabetes
Nourish: Paint by Number or Masterpiece
Live: Change Your Mind
Lesson 2: Curiosity
Think: When Do I Want to Eat?
Care: Glucose Monitoring
Nourish: Mindful Meal Planning
Live: Exercise is the Best Medicine
Lesson 3: Non-Judgment
Think: What Do I Eat?
Care: Taking Medications
Nourish: Clearing Carb Confusion
Live: Increase Your Stamina
Lesson 4: Being Present
Think: How Do I Eat?
Care: Staying Healthy
Nourish: Fat Facts
Live: Increase Your Strength
Lesson 5: Letting Go
Think: How Much Do I Eat?
Care: Problem Solving
Nourish: Protein Power
Live: Increase Your Flexibility
Lesson 6: Acceptance
Think: Where Do I Invest My Energy?
Care: A Flexible Approach to Self-Care
Nourish: Putting It All Together
Live: Mindful Movement
About Your Mindful Eating and Diabetes Online Class Facilitators
Michelle May, M.D. and Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., R.D., CDCES have teamed up to help people with prediabetes and diabetes learn about the benefits of mindful eating for health, well-being, and better glucose control.
Michelle May, M.D.
Michelle’s insight and passion for mindful eating stem from her personal struggle with food and body image. After years of chronic yo-yo dieting, she discovered a balanced, mindful approach to food, movement, and self-care.
She created Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Programs and Training (www.AmIHungry.com) to help individuals resolve mindless and emotional eating and senseless yo-yo dieting to live the vibrant life they crave. Hundreds of health and wellness professionals have been trained to facilitate Am I Hungry? mindful eating programs worldwide.
Michelle is also the award-winning author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: A Mindful Eating Program to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Students, and Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program for Bariatric Surgery.
As an inspirational speaker, Michelle shares her compelling message and constructive keynotes with audiences around the world. Her intention is to empower individuals to live the vibrant lives they crave.
Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., R.D., CDCES
Megrette is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator who has worked in diabetes care since 1995. Her interest in mindful eating started in 1999 when she began meditating on a consistent basis. In 2005, she co-founded The Center for Mindful Eating, an international non-profit organization that explores the benefits of mindfulness and health. In addition to offering webinar trainings about the scientific benefits of mindfulness and health, Megrette has written five books for professionals including Diabetes Counseling and Educational Activities: Helping Clients without Harping on Weight, The Core Concepts of Mindful Eating, Discover Mindful Eating, Discover Mindful Eating for Kids and co-authored Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes with Michelle May MD.
She is very active in the cycling community, and in 2011, her passion for biking prompted her to form the largest and top-grossing cycling team in the Tour de Cure (for diabetes) Kennebunk fundraising event. Megrette, a dog lover, passable cook, and terrible bowler, is blessed to live and laugh with her family in beautiful in New Hampshire, outside of Boston. To learn more about Megrette, please visit her website at Megrette.com or follow her on Facebook or Twitter.