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You’ve got diabetes, now what?

Diabetes. The first time you hear that you have Diabetes is a frightening and confusing experience. Insulin. Blood Glucose. Testing procedures. Risks. Side effects. Pancreas. It’s enough to make you want to run away screaming.

And for a moment, you just might do that but, eventually, you realize that your new normal is living with diabetes and adjusting your lifestyle to manage it.

How do you manage it? How do you sift through all of the information, the recommendations and the restrictions? Diabetes Lifestyle Coach Randy Wilson has been there, he knows the struggle, and he can help you discover how to live your life on your own terms with diabetes.

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The Great BG Defined

Blood Glucose

Blood Glucose, or BG, is the main source of energy for your body. Glucose comes from carbohydrates and other foods and is regulated by the hormone insulin, produced by the pancreas. For diabetics, it is essential to monitor blood glucose to maintain safe and healthy levels.

Great Blood Glucose

If you have diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) advises your blood sugar levels before meals be from 80–130 mg/dl and your levels 1–2 hours after meals under 180. Diabetics must test their blood glucose levels regularly and maintain an appropriate diet and exercise regimen in order to ensure that they remain within their target healthy range.

Great BG

People with diabetes face the constant challenge of attaining great blood glucose, or “Great BG”, in their daily lives, but there’s more to life than tests, diets, and confusing terminology. Big Gains are made one small step at a time with the support of a community, a team of care professionals, and a coach who can help you create management strategies that dramatically improve your quality of life. We are here to help you unlock that potential.
Life is so much more than just surviving or managing diabetes.


 

Randy Wilson, Diabetes Lifestyle Coach

Randy Wilson is a trained lifestyle coach who helps people with diabetes discover the power to take control of their own lives.
Randy spent much of his professional life in a mentorship role, and believes that each individual has the ability to be successful with the appropriate tools and guidance.

When diagnosed with diabetes (and later, celiac disease), he realized that the process of learning how to live with and manage these illnesses can be overwhelming to even the most confident people. His approach to lifestyle coaching empowers you to live life on your terms.

Randy has spent countless years throughout his career working one-on-one with his staff and colleagues to help them achieve their career goals and find success. Now, as a fellow diabetic, he applies his coaching expertise to help you learn to navigate life post-diagnosis.

No one knows your body better than you do, and Randy uses creativity, compassion, and a first-hand understanding of what you are going through to help you get started on your journey as your own best advocate.

Randy spent many years of his professional career in roles that required an ability to collaborate, work with others, and promote growth. He has always been interested in people, what motivates them, and why they do what they do.

With decades spent in various businesses and industries, Randy’s approach to management and working with employees has always been firmly rooted in the belief that those he worked with were capable and could always achieve their goals if given the right tools, training and support. As a Diabetes Lifestyle Coach, he believes in and utilizes the same principles—with innovation, dialogue and support, no challenge is too great to overcome.

Mission

Life is so much more than just surviving or managing diabetes…
…and Great Big Gains coaches you through the process of discovering and understanding what you need to live life on your terms. Great Big Gains is a resource devoted to help you make sense of a new diagnosis, or after years of frustration, and assist you in becoming your own best advocate.

Randy Wilson’s unique coaching style focuses on helping you achieve Big Gains in your quality of life by giving you the tools you need to succeed with, and in spite of, diabetes. Great Big Gains uses personalized and group coaching to play to your individual strengths, help you establish a care team, and develop a toolkit to draw from as you continue on your life’s journey.

Qualifications

  1. Trained Diabetes Lifestyle Coach
    Randy Wilson is a Trained Lifestyle Coach who specializes in helping people with diabetes to reach their own unique goals.
  2. Recognized Mentor
    A successful businessperson, for decades Randy guided colleagues and staff in a variety of industries to meet their individual potential. He draws on those same skills now as a lifestyle coach.
  3. Knows the Diabetes Struggle
    Randy not only empathizes, he lives the daily struggle as a person on his own journey with diabetes. He shares his own revelations on the path.

Coaching Programs

The Map

With so much new information to absorb, a diabetes diagnosis can leave you feeling like you have lost sight of your path. The first step to planning a journey begins with an accurate map. Lifestyle coach Randy Wilson is here to guide you through the twists and turns as you create new strategies for your own success.
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The Journey

Equipped with the tools for success, it’s time to begin your journey with diabetes. You don’t have to go alone—this portion of the Great Big Gains program is designed to put you in touch with a community of diabetics facing the same struggles together. Randy is here to coach you in utilizing the Map you developed – with strategies that are tailored to your unique situation. Through group directed discussion, these sessions will allow you to explore topics that you seek clarity and direction in, and learn the way others face the same challenges.
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The Gain

In order to develop a personalized and effective strategy for living with diabetes, sometimes a more individualized coaching experience is needed. The Gain program is a one-on-one coaching program uniquely tailored to you, your questions, and the areas of your life you would like to work on. It’s designed to help you focus on personal goals and desired outcomes, as well as to provide support and resources between sessions.
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