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Health Coaching Service for Diabetics

Mehri Ulas M.D., CHC, of Wonder Health and Wellness, states, “Integrative health coaching is like a missing puzzle in diabetes management. Undoubtedly, we need to use every worthwhile support to improve quality of life and to decrease medical costs over time.

“Coaches can help create a vision for wellness, devise a plan to reach these goals and, if necessary, increase your readiness to change with motivational assessments. The goals set by a health coach are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-oriented [SMART]. Along with creating an effective action plan, coaches also help you identify barriers, use problem solving and develop strategies for success.”

A study has shown that adding health coaching service to current diabetes management led to additional benefits that include reduced stress, increased exercise and significantly reduced HbA1c levels (a marker for improved blood glucose control).

Location: Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, 628 Twin Ponds Rd., Breinigsville. For more information, call 484-240-9730 or visit WonderHealthUSA.com. See ad page 59.

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