What to expect and is coaching right for you?
*All sessions are Telehealth, so we can talk from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection.
My specialties include:
Pump "Shopping": A highly personalized consultation to help you determine the right pump for you.
I work with Tandem, Medtronic, Insulet (Omnipod), and Open-APS Looping
Fine-Tuning Pump Settings: we will tweak all your settings (basals, correction factor(s), carb ratio(s)) so they are fully customized to your needs and routine.
Control IQ Tandem Software Update: To teach you how to make the most with your recent update and how to achieve your goal time in range while using CIQ.
Nutrition for Better Blood Sugar and Weight Loss: we will cover how not only carbs but protein and fat, also how the different sources of each macronutrient may be causing insulin resistance and keeping you from achieving your weight loss goals.
Exercise and Blood Sugar Management: we will cover how the different types of exercise affect your blood sugar and insulin dosing, also the timing, intensity, and type of exercise to achieve your fitness goals
Pump and CGM Reports: we will go over how to use your reports, how to identify trends, and how to make data-driven setting adjustments.
Pregnancy and Preconception: we will go over glycemic targets (premeal, postmeal, fasting), nutrition for momma and baby, how to reach the strict glycemic targets, insulin adjustments due to increased insulin resistance, and what to expect during each trimester of your pregnancy.
Getting Started: To get started working with together, select the "Let's Get Started!" button. An initial nutrition assessment [60 min] is mandatory to start working together. After this first session, you will be able to schedule follow up sessions as needed [50 min each].
About Pricing: As for pricing, the first assessment is mandatory and is $150 and follow-ups are $100X. The additional time and cost with the first initial assessment are due to the outside time required so I can fully analyze your needs and setting adjustments necessary to improve your management before we talk. Many patients have been able to use their HSA or FSA for payment, but if you do not have an HSA or FSA card, I am happy to email you a superbill for you to send to your insurance for reimbursement.
After Scheduling: After you select a time a day that works for you, you will be sent a welcome email along with a nutrition assessment form. Please fill out that form so I can better analyze your management style before we talk. Don't worry about being extremely detailed, we talk in much greater detail during our session together.
"Not bragging or anything, but I reached 100% Time in Range for the last 7 days. Seriously, I could not have done [this] without you. Your easy guidance and support is such a blessing to me. You should be very proud of yourself. Thank you so much and on so many levels.
"Amazing! Ariel is so knowledgeable, caring, a great teacher, and gives real insight into how to successfully manage diabetes. The time she spent with me has truly been life-changing. As an RN, and as a client, I overwhelmingly would recommend her to anyone with diabetes. Ariel, has helped give me the tools I need to get my health back!
"Ariel does an amazing job because she cares. She has great low carb recipes she shared with me and helped me understand a meal bolus for a bigger meal. And encouraged me to get my endorphins through a simple work out. She is on point with her up to date knowledge on nutrition."
"Ariel made learning this process very easy and made it a lot less intimidating. She simplified it. And I enjoyed it! 👍👍👍 She walked us through the process so that we were learning hands-on which makes it easier to retain the information. We appreciate her help immensely."
Good example and VERY sympathetic! Good listener.
Made me want to work harder.
"What a wonderful human!"
"Great experience being able to interact and exchange information with a seasoned professional diabetic educator."