You’re in the right place if you want to prevent health problems for your family!
I started Kids At Risk For Diabetes because I know major health problems can be avoided, even in the threat of the obesity epidemic.
I’m Julie Stelting, RN CDE. I’m a registered nurse, specializing in diabetes education.
It’s my goal to help you identify risks to your family’s future health, and help you take action to prevent chronic illnesses. Our mission is for you and your family to live long, active, fulfilling lives.
I started my career as a Dietitian in a hospital in Indianapolis. At the hospital, I worked with diabetics, which included menu planning and lifestyle changes. After taking some time off to start a family, I was informed that my Bachelor Degree in Nutrition needed to be updated. At that point, I decided to switch careers to become a Registered Nurse. I continued my interest in Diabetes, and became an AADE Certified Diabetes Educator.
Registered Nurse and Diabetes Educator
As a Diabetes educator, I worked in an out-patient Diabetes Clinic. In addition to individual appointments, I also taught a Gestational Diabetes Classes and the Comprehensive Diabetes Classes.
I am now semi-retired but my passion for Diabetes Education continues. I know when individuals receive so much information in one sitting, it’s hard to remember everything when you go home and try to apply it. This is why I have developed online courses that you can take at your own pace, apply the principles to your daily life, and refer back to as needed.
About Kids At Risk For Diabetes
The CDC predicts our children will die younger, and many times parents will bury their children. There is nothing as sad as a parent burying a child. When that death is caused by a preventable disease, it just rips my heart into pieces. I have personally witnessed 4 year old’s diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes due to morbid obesity. How do you tell a family that if they don’t take diabetes seriously, their 4 year old child will be blind or on dialysis before they turn 25?
I have worked with thousands of young teens. I have watched their body mass index (BMI) steadily increase from pre-school through high school graduation. Being a diabetes specialist, I know that insulin resistance causes all kinds of health problems. Once diagnosed, many of these problems cannot be reversed.
Throughout my website, I dive deeper into diabetes, insulin resistance, and all of the associated health problems. I have blog posts, articles, free resources, and I also have online courses for everyone in the family.
About My Programs
My programs help everyone:
- Those who are facing health problems and wonder what health issues their children have inherited
- People who want a better life for their children
- Those who see their children getting heavier every year, but have no idea how to help them
- Women who are at risk for gestational diabetes
- Or women with Type 2 diabetes who want to safely get pregnant
Go to my programs page to get more details about my programs and find which one is right for you. If you’re unsure which program you should start with, schedule a discovery call with me and we’ll figure it out together!
One of my goals is to educate you. Knowledge is Power!
If you see your parents or grandparents struggling with a disease, you know their genetics are within you. Weight gain places a huge burden on your body and triggers insulin resistance. This can cause heart disease, strokes, PCOS, as well as diabetes and its many complications. Insulin resistance can be reversed when it’s diagnosed. But so often the warning signs are overlooked.
I have a special interest in working with women who are at risk for gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy), and women with Type 2 diabetes who want to get pregnant. Uncontrolled blood sugar during pregnancy can cause severe birth defects or miscarriages.
If you had gestational diabetes, you are at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes before the age of 40. And the child you gave birth to wile you had gestational diabetes is also at a higher risk for developing diabetes in their lifetime. Gestational diabetes is a warning sign for everyone!
The ADA Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) proves that up to 71% of the time, diabetes can be prevented or delayed with lifestyle changes. The first step is to know your risk.
- I have developed a free assessment especially for children. Get it here!
- I also have an assessment for women at risk for gestational diabetes. Get it here!
- If you are an adult and wonder if you could be at risk for diabetes, I have an assessment for you too. Get it here!
Why I do This Work
There are a lot of health coaches these days for people who are motivated to take action. Before you decide who to trust, ask yourself:
- Is their program sustainable over a lifetime?
- Is it appropriate for children?
- What are their qualifications?
I have seen mothers opt for gastric bypass surgery, lose over a hundred pounds, while their children have significant weight problems. Although this procedure forces the individual to maintain a strict diet, it doesn’t teach them how to make better choices. Their families are still struggling with weight problems. What are we missing?
The future of the next generation is in real trouble. If you see this in your family, know that there is help available.