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Why Balancing Blood Sugar levels is The Key to Overall Health

May 20, 2024
Amy K Wilson - Why Balance Blood Sugar Levels is the key to overall health

Diabetes Type 2 is on the increase but how can we control it? It’s a problem for many people and as my husband has Diabetes Type 2, this episode is one that I’m very interested in and have lots of questions to pose.

In this episode of the Women Living Well After 50 Podcast, my guest is Amy K. Wilson. A Pharmacist, Nutrition Coach discussing why Balancing Blood Sugar levels is the key to overall health. Amy’s goal is to help clients reduce or eliminate the amount of medication to control blood sugars.

During the conversation we discussed

  • Sugar levels – the confusion surrounding them and what we should be looking for as we age
  • Why Balancing Blood Sugar levels is the key to overall health and how we can achieve this
  • Why our Blood Sugar Spikes
  • Why each meal should contain Protein, Fats and Carbohydrates
  • What is inflammation?
  • What does being a Women Living Well mean to Amy

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Meet Amy

Amy K. Wilson is a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, a certified fitness
professional, and a certified nutrition coach using the FASTer Way to Fat Loss
platform, who is disrupting the diet industry and helping her clients take their
health back.

Amy’s mission is to empower and equip her clients to take charge of their health
and find balance in their lives. With over 30 years of experience, Amy specializes
in developing individualized health plans that navigate through her client’s
individual barriers, allowing them to be successful in their efforts.

Amy is passionate about helping people prevent and reverse diseases with
nutrition and fitness. Through her personal and professional experience, she has seen first hand how diet and exercise can change a person’s life, and how the right nutritional program can be the key to improving their health and fitness.

She has seen her clients reverse their pre-diabetes, diabetes, high cholesterol,
and more. She is driven to help her clients feel in control of their body and mind,
while no longer feeling enslaved by their scale.

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24 Comments

  • Reply Retirement Reflections May 21, 2024 at 07:38

    This is great information, Sue and Amy! Thank you so much.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 23, 2024 at 10:18

      I learned a great deal from Amy, Donna and it was very useful for Mike. x

  • Reply marsha57 May 21, 2024 at 13:30

    Thank you for this podcast, Sue. I recently found out I am nearing that pre-diabetic stage and have been making major changes in my diet. Many of the things Sue talks about I have already incorporated into my day. I was glad to hear what she had to say about intermittent fasting as I was encouraged to do that when I asked my physician for help in losing weight.

    https://marshainthemiddle.com/

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 23, 2024 at 10:18

      Yes it is that time of life when our sugar levels can become problematic. My husband is a Type 2 Diabetic and it isn’t easy making the lifestyle changes. x

  • Reply Lydia C. Lee May 22, 2024 at 13:10

    I don’t think I think much about blood sugars (tho hyper aware of fats with cholestoral…) Waiting on bloods results so I hope that isn’t something else added to the pile.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 23, 2024 at 10:19

      Hi Lydia, there is always something to add to the list. I try to get full bloods done every six months to keep my levels in check. Mike has Type 2 Diabetes so we have to modify our eating to accommodate this. x

  • Reply Min Write of the Middle May 22, 2024 at 15:04

    Hi Sue and Amy, such important information to share! Thank you! Keeping our blood sugars balanced is so important. I’ve just recently had a blood test and was told my cholesterol level is on the high side (that’s a first) so I’m going to have to look into getting that lower! There’s always something isn’t there. Thanks so much for linking up with #WWWhimsy and Sue thank you so much for helping out with #WWWhimsy over the next two weeks. You are a gem and very much appreciated, along with Deb. xo

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 23, 2024 at 10:20

      Hi Min, unfortunately most of us are in that category. I am now on cholesterol medication because of genetics and I manage it quite well. My sugar levels are fine but we can’t take anything for granted. x

  • Reply Natalie May 23, 2024 at 00:59

    Hi Sue and Amy, Thank you for this useful podcast. Great information. #WWWhimsy

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 23, 2024 at 10:20

      Hi Natalie, I’m glad you found some useful information. Amy was extremely helpful. x

      • Reply Natalie May 29, 2024 at 11:12

        Hi Sue, I’m back to say thank you for linking up with #weekendcoffeeshare. Have a wonderful week!

        • Reply Sue Loncaric May 30, 2024 at 14:04

          Thanks for hosting, Natalie, and hope to join you again this week. x

  • Reply Doris May 23, 2024 at 03:05

    Great episode! Loved Amy’s tips on balancing blood sugar. Very helpful for managing diabetes.
    Thanks for sharing such important info!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 23, 2024 at 10:22

      Hello Doris thank you so much for your feedback. I’m so pleased you found the interview interesting. My husband has Type 2 Diabetes so it was an episode close to my heart. x

  • Reply Christie Hawkes May 23, 2024 at 08:13

    I’m definitely going to listen to this episode, Sue. I consider myself to live a pretty healthy lifestyle, but my blood sugar is always on the high side of normal…not quite pre-diabetic, but higher than my doctor would prefer.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 23, 2024 at 10:21

      Hi Christie, I’m sure you will pick up some helpful ideas from Amy. Mike has type 2 Diabetes so we have to be careful with his blood sugar levels. I’m learning so much about it through his experience x

  • Reply Denyse Whelan May 23, 2024 at 13:29

    I am glad to know my blood sugars are in the range of being fine. Many years ago, they were not….to the pre diabetic level, and I promised my then GP to make some minor changes, and I did. They worked. I increased activity and took more notice of what I was eating. These days I follow similarly and continue to do well.
    It’s good to see your focus on health education here too Sue.
    Take care
    Denyse.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 23, 2024 at 14:13

      Hi Denyse that’s good to hear that your blood sugars are fine. Mike has Diabetes Type 2 so we are mindful of what he eats etc. I found Amy’s discussion very informative. x

  • Reply Debbie May 23, 2024 at 14:27

    Thanks Sue and Amy, this is so vital for us all to be aware of. My mum aged 85 has just been told her results are getting up there towards Type 2 stage and so she is looking at modifying her eating habits. I’ll pass this podcast onto her.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 29, 2024 at 08:34

      Hi Deb, I’m mindful of sugar levels and have learned so much since Mike has been seeing his Endocrinologist. I also learned a lot from Amy and found her fascinating to chat to. x

  • Reply Kirstin Troyer May 28, 2024 at 02:07

    Thank you for sharing this. I need to listen to it.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 29, 2024 at 08:37

      My pleasure Kirstin, I hope you find the information useful. Take care. x

  • Reply Debbie- Dabble May 28, 2024 at 11:34

    Sue,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words about my post on The Celebration of Joe’s Life…I think he would have loved it…I hope you are having a good week..
    Hugs,
    Deb
    Debbie-Dabble Blog

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 29, 2024 at 08:37

      Sending hugs to you Debbie and I’m sure Joe would have loved your Celebration of his life. x

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