Your personal coach to get you started with type 2 diabetes
Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes can come as a shock, but the good news is you are not alone; type 2 is becoming more common and accounts for around 90% of all diabetes cases worldwide1.
If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and feel a little overwhelmed, AXA PPP healthcare have created Just+, a service that will be a useful guide in managing your condition.
Here are some of the things you may want to consider:
Where do I start?
With type 2 diabetes, there is no “one-size fits all” solution when it comes to lifestyle change; Just+ will help you create a personalised health plan by getting to know you a little bit better. In the first 6 weeks of your subscription, you will have 1-1 personal coaching sessions with a health professional, who will provide advice and set meaningful goals to help you find your feet. Coaching is done via phone and direct messages via the Just+ app.
What can I eat?
One of the first questions you might ask yourself is: what will my diet look like now? Although, there may be certain foods you will have to avoid, a healthy, balanced diet is definitely a great way to start. After a consultation with your personal coach, you will receive a hand-picked selection of guilt-free snacks and recipes to keep you inspired and assist you in making practical changes to your current diet plan. In the kit you will also find a glucose monitor (worth £69.95) to track your glucose levels, making it easier to manage your diabetes.
What is recommended in a long term?
Making small, practical changes over a longer period of time are more likely to lead to a success; with the Just+ app you will be able to set yourself goals, monitor your progress and share tips with other users, making you feel like you are not alone.
What else can I do?
Apart from a balanced diet, regular exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight, potentially reducing glucose levels in your blood2. With Just+ you will receive 50% off PureGym membership for 12 months, giving you access to more than 190 gyms in the UK, most open 24/7 to suit your lifestyle. Before you hit the gym though, speak to your doctor to set up an exercise plan!
What do other people think about Just+?
We spoke to Andy from Manchester to find out about his experience with Just+:
"I thought I knew about my blood sugars and the effects exercise and food had on my body, but I learnt so much more from Just+ with the help of my coach and the box of products. I feel so much healthier now and more informed about how to look after myself."
Where do I sign up?
Just+ 6-week programme is currently available for £99 until the 31st of December (full price £149.99).
Sign up to the Just+ offer here
Please feel free to contact Customer Services team on 0333 577 4774. Phone lines are open Monday-Saturday 09:00-17:30.
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