I specialise in supporting people struggling with type 2 diabetes whether that's "I've had it for years", "I'm newly diagnosed" or "I think I'm at risk". If you are confused, scared or fed up with trying to manage your blood sugar levels, let me help you to have confidence in your food choices, manage your weight and reduce the risk of nasty complications.
The mission at Rachel Page Nutrition is to transform lives through the power of good food and targeted lifestyle changes: go from unhealthy, anxious and confused about food to energised, confident and clear about what to eat.
I had an interest in nutrition and food from my teenage years. I liked to cook and I thought I knew what a healthy diet was: low fat with lots of starchy carbohydrates. I was always aware of the type 2 diabetes risk in my family but had assumed that it would never happen to me, after all, I knew what I should be eating, didn’t I? But then, when I was pregnant with my first child, I was stunned to find I had developed gestational diabetes. I had to test my blood sugar levels several times a day. I was shocked to glimpse the reality of being diabetic and worried about the effect on my baby’s growth.
I saw first-hand the effect of different foods on my blood sugar, but this empowered me to take control of my condition though my diet and I avoided needing medication. I realised that both for the sake of my own long-term health and that of my family I needed to know more about how diet and lifestyle factors could influence health and disease.
After studying nutrition for five years, and applying those principles, I now have a significantly lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Seeing the reality of managing diabetes has inspired me to help people diagnosed with, or at risk of, type 2 diabetes to balance their blood sugar levels, get their energy back and live a full life without being scared of food.