Did you know…. one of the most astonishing things about type 2 diabetes is that such a life altering condition is often preventable.

Did you know …. according to the WHO1 and the International Diabetes Foundation2, an alarming number of people go undiagnosed. In 2006 nearly 30% of the US adult population was estimated to have pre diabetes3 (individuals who have blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as diabetes4.) but more than 90% of these people were unaware of their pre diabetes status5.

Did you know… people with pre diabetes not only have an increased risk for developing diabetes but also have a increased risk of cardiovascular disease6.

Did you know… in people with pre diabetes, weight management, diet and lifestyle changes can often help prevent the progression to type 2 diabetes7.

Did you know …. in people with type 2 diabetes, careful dietary, weight management and lifestyle modifications often along with prescribed medications can help prevent the progression to type 1 diabetes8.

1World Health Organization. (1994) Prevention of diabetes mellitus. Report of a WHO Study Group. Geneva: World Health Organization; No. 844.
2International Diabetes Foundation (2009) IDF Diabetes Atlas, 4th ed.
3American Diabetes Association. Diagnosis and Classification of diabetes mellitus. (2010) Diabetes Care,33:S62-69.
4Pre diabetes includes impaired fasting glucose and impaired glucose tolerance.
5Geiss LS, James C, Gregg EW, Albright A, Williamson DF, Cowie CC. (2010) Diabetes Risk Reduction Behaviours amoung US adults with pre diabetes. Am J Prev Med 38 (4):403 – 409.
6Hu FB, Stampfer MK, Haffner SM, Solomon CG, Willet WC, Manson JE (2002) Elevated risk of cardiovascular disease prior to clinical diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care,25 (7):1129-1134.
7Tuomilehto J et.al for the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study Group (2001) The New England Journal of Medicine, 344 (18):1343-1350.
8American Diabetes Association (2010) Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes – 2010. Diabetes Care, 33:S11-S61

Lisa Fouladi Balance Ur Bod Nutrition Consultancy

Lisa, principle consultant and founder of balance ur bod nutrition consultancy is a qualified nutrition therapist (dip.ION), a Nutrition Therapy Council registered practitioner, and a current member of the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutrition Therapy (BANT) and is bound by their codes of ethics and practice. She is fully insured, and dedicated to continuous study of current research and industry developments through Continued Professional Development (CPD).

In keeping with her quest for knowledge, Lisa is currently enrolled in yet another degree program, an MSc at the University of London (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) which she hopes to complete someday.

Although based in Zürich, Switzerland, she sees clients in the Geneva area, in Germany (Münster area) and in the UK (London and Windsor areas).

Lisa conducts one to one consultations with clients, advising on all aspects of nutrition and the effect food and lifestyle choices have on health and well being. Lisa works closely with her clients, assessing and identifying imbalances and individual needs, and supporting them in making the necessary dietary and lifestyle changes. She is deeply committed to supporting her client’s health through nutrition and stays at their side throughout the process.