Prediabetes rates have been rising and there’s so much confusion and stigma associated with the diagnosis. Today we’re talking with dietitian friend Alice Figueroa about what prediabetes is and the importance of a compassionate and individualized approach to treatment. Alice recently authored Prediabetes Diet and Action Plan and is passionate about promoting universal access to nutrition support, health services, and wholesome foods for all segments of society.
She is an award winning Natural Foods Chef recognized with a James Beard Foundation National Scholar Award. Alice holds an honors degree in International Relations with a focus on healthcare policy from Tulane University. Throughout her career, she has conducted health research and developed bilingual nutrition education programs for underserved communities in Guatemala, South Africa, Brooklyn, Harlem, and the Bronx.
In This Episode We’ll Cover:
- What prediabetes is and how it differs from diabetes
- Risk factors for prediabetes
- Ways to practice intuitive eating with chronic conditions
- Behaviors that can help with blood sugar stability + MORE!
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