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Hello and Welcome to the T1D Crew!
Just like you, I'm a T1D. Or maybe you care for someone with type 1 diabetes. I know your frustrations and fears but the good news is I don't live there anymore. You don't have to either. I am passionate about helping you feel more free and happy living with T1D. Here is my T1D story and where my passion comes from...
When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1980, I was put on a very strict eating plan called, “The Exchange Diet.” Every bite of food had to be weighed and measured. I was only allowed limited amounts of carbs, protein, fat, and fruit at specific times throughout the day. I was a very obedient little girl so I did I was told…until it just got to be too much.
But luckily, right about the time I was about to throw my hands up and declare I couldn’t eat so strictly anymore, the pendulum swung to the other side. In the 1990’s, the new rule taught by diabetes clinics across the globe was that blood sugar regulation was as simple as: eat whatever you want and just take more insulin to match the carb count. At first I was thrilled…but I soon realized that this extreme-freedom way of eating didn’t work either.
Unfortunately, this ineffective approach is still being taught today to millions of T1Ds around the globe, leading to roller coaster blood sugar levels, and feelings of failure and extreme frustration. I struggled with the idea that excessive dosing was the answer, that my wellbeing was out of my hands, and that I would one day be subject to severe diabetes related complications. I refused to give my power away.
I challenged myself to become my own personal expert and in the process finally taught myself the skills needed for achieving a healthy A1c and optimal Time In Range (TIR). I had to share this information with other T1Ds.
In 2002, I pursued my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, to expand my expertise and solidify my own holistic approach towards type 1 diabetes management. I also became a Certified Diabetes Educator. I envisioned one day sharing this knowledge with the millions who are struggling, just like I used to be, while doing so within a supportive and easily accessible community.
Which brings us to today. I'm so glad you found our empowered and supportive community! Welcome to The T1D Crew!
“The training Dr. Jody provides is the best education on how to live a healthy life with type 1 I have found in the 15 years since I was diagnosed. She is gifted in teaching what is truly needed to finally achieve good blood sugars and successful diabetes management.” - Janean E. - T1D for 15+ years
“Being a T1D herself, Dr. Jody really gets it! You will love her enthusiasm, and passion, and, of course, your results. Before I found Dr. Jody's program, my A1C was never below a 7.0%. Now, it’s around 6-6.2% and even 5.6% once! Learning her content is an amazing gift to all of us with type 1.” - Jen M. - T1D for 25+ years
“I am so grateful that I found Dr. Jody's program within days after my daughter's T1D diagnosis. I cannot express the value of Dr. Jody's wisdom & teachings - especially for parents of those newly diagnosed.” - Kathy, Mom of Ashley - T1D for 3+ years