Meet Adrienne Maye
One of the things I want us to focus on in the new year is our health! When I began to have blood sugar imbalances, I knew I had to jump on this before it became more challenging and serious. This more than just a health issue. It is a lifestyle issue and should be respected as such. Fall and winter are both festive months with a lot of comfort eating and celebration eating going on. Try to be mindful of what enters your body, especially if you are pre-diabetic or diabetic. Please read and honor the strong woman I feature below who is willing and able to assist us on our journey of prevention and restorative good health.
As a registered nurse for 20-plus years, Adrienne Maye takes her work in diabetes management very seriously. “This is a serious disease, with serious complications,” says Adrienne, “so the work and education I provide in diabetes management has to be serious, solid and helpful.”
Adrienne’s words are sobering when we consider the fact that Type 2 diabetes, which is the most common form of diabetes mellitus, affects more than twenty-nine million Americans. Each year, more than one million new cases of Type 2 diabetes are diagnosed according to healthprep.com.
Adrienne, who has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, is passionate about her work having lost family members to diabetic complications including mini-stokes, strokes, congestive heart failure and more. Now, at 47, she hones her skills as a registered nurse, diabetes expert, and certified diabetes care and education specialist (CDES) to launch her own business, Moving Forward with Diabetes Management, LLC. “I have broader access to pre-diabetes management patients through my business,” says Adrienne, “and I’m equipped to help them move past the medical jargon and really understand what’s happening with their bodies and what to do to prevent further issues and heal.”
Adrienne is on a mission to help others prevent and/or manage a pre-diabetic diagnosis. Her services include free evaluations, coaching and group sessions with others for support. Additionally, Adrienne provides assistance with changing your mindset, establishing better eating habits, adopting a healthy lifestyle, setting health and wellness goals and understanding treatment options.
Her message to those who have already been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes is to
1. Follow the direction received from providers
2. Be aware of lab values including cholesterol, blood glucose and A1C
3. Establish what targets need to be met to be healthy
“A diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes is not a death sentence,” insist Adrienne.
She simply wants us all to be mindful and use our power to walk towards the light of positive lifestyle changes. Once we arrive, she wants us to stay in the light and allow it to guide us.
If you want to learn more, visit mfdmllc.com to book a free Discovery Call or to purchase her book, BEATING THE Sugar B.E.A.S.T; LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR LIVING WITH DIABETES.