I’ve finally done it! A friend and I have stared an Aussie LADA support group and we’ve launched today!
After being a member of a USA-based LADA group for years, I kept seeing a need for a group based in Australia – one with a slightly holistic approach as well. No, there’ll be no cinnamon or okra cures, thanks! This is about keeping all of you healthy. Diabetes is a whole-body disease and isolating it from the rest you isn’t necessarily a good thing.
We have the intention of focusing on lower carb eating, stress management strategies, and general health and wellbeing. Rachel, the other admin, is the expert in meditation, yoga and Ayurvedic traditions. I dabble, although I’ve been a meditator since the 1970s. About a year ago, I switched to Mindfulness or Vipassana Meditation and have found endless benefits. I’ve had years of diabetes and know how to get my A1C around 6%. But it’s not just about a bunch of numbers on a blood glucose meter. If you’re not living well, none of that matters. Your mind and body need to be healthy and feel good too.
If you or anyone you know could benefit from joining us, please pass on the link. It’s not just for people with LADA, although that’s our focus along with the lower carb approach.
Here’s our invitation.
Are you an Australian with LADA? We would like to invite you to join us in a new Facebook LADA group specifically for Aussies. The group will focus on a body-mind approach to staying healthy with LADA through diet, best practice insulin management, meditation, yoga and other holistic therapies to keep the whole you as healthy as possible. We will focus on lower carb eating, management strategies that work, and we’ll talk about resources specific to Australia.