when your blood glucose level is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes yet
pre-diabetes and insulin resistance now affects about 1 in 4 New Zealanders aged 15 or over.
What is Type 2 Diabetes?
a health condition that prevents the body from properly using energy from the food we eat.
your body has become resistant to using insulin effectively in your body.
about 90% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes.
is a lifestyle condition that can be reversed and managed with sustainable lifestyle and nutrition changes.
There is never a one-size fits all approach to health! Here at Flourish, we are passionate about lifestyle medicine and preventing lifestyle diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes. We use evidence-based approaches to help everyday kiwis and their whānau to feel empoweredto make positive changes to their health and improve their quality of life.
We champion healthy lifestyles, advocate for sensible nutrition, support smoking and substances cessation, foster community connection, promote physical activity and improve mental wellbeing for our New Zealand communities. We specialise in co-managed care using the collective knowledge of our naturopaths, nurses and clinical nutritionists for your health and wellbeing.
To do this we use evidence-based suggestions which may include diet and lifestyle recommendations or herbal and nutritional supplements where appropriate, while prioritising safety and consulting with your primary health care provider. We also utilize lab testing when appropriate because we believe testing is better than guessing!