In the heart of our new ‘WHAT IS…’ podcast series, we delve into the world of Type 2 Diabetes, particularly as it affects the lives of middle-aged women. This week’s episode, available on [Spotify], offers an enlightening discussion on the functional medicine approach to understanding and treating this condition. Join us as we explore the intricate relationship between stress, motherhood, busy lifestyles, dietary challenges, and the crucial role of self-care in managing diabetes.

The Emotional Toll of Stress on Blood Sugar

Stress isn’t just a mental or emotional burden; it’s a physical one that significantly impacts blood sugar levels. The release of cortisol, a stress hormone, can lead to increased blood sugar levels, presenting a formidable challenge for women managing Type 2 Diabetes.

Balancing Act: Motherhood, Busy Lives, and Diabetes

The demands of motherhood and a bustling life can make diabetes management seem like an uphill battle. The struggle to find time for balanced meals and exercise is real, yet understanding how to navigate these challenges is key to maintaining control over diabetes.

Diet and Self-Care: The Forgotten Pillars

In the whirlwind of daily responsibilities, diet and self-care often fall by the wayside. Yet, these are the very foundations of effective diabetes management. Embracing nutritious meals and dedicating time to self-care are pivotal steps towards stabilising blood sugar levels.

The Power of Nutrition

Nutrition holds the key to managing Type 2 Diabetes. A diet rich in whole foods and low in processed sugars can transform your health, offering a stable foundation to combat diabetes. It’s not just about what you eat, but how you nourish your body and soul.

Embracing a Functional Medicine Perspective

Functional medicine offers a beacon of hope, providing a holistic approach to diabetes management. By focusing on the root causes rather than just the symptoms, functional medicine paves the way for a more effective and personalised treatment plan.

The Value of Specialised Consultation

Consulting with a functional medicine specialist can open doors to a new way of managing diabetes. Tailored advice, individualised meal plans, and a comprehensive understanding of your unique health landscape can significantly improve your quality of life.

Type 2 Diabetes in middle-aged women is a multifaceted challenge, deeply intertwined with stress, lifestyle, and dietary habits. Yet, with the right support and a willingness to embrace change, managing diabetes can become a journey of empowerment and health. We encourage you to listen to this week’s episode of the ‘WHAT IS…’ podcast series for a deeper understanding of Type 2 Diabetes and to explore how a functional medicine approach can help you manage your condition more effectively. Begin your personalised diabetes management journey by visiting Start Your Journey.


1. How does stress influence Type 2 Diabetes?
– Stress increases cortisol levels, which can raise blood sugar levels, complicating diabetes management.

2. Why is nutrition crucial in managing Type 2 Diabetes?
– Proper nutrition helps maintain stable blood sugar levels, essential for effective diabetes management.

3. What benefits does consulting with a functional medicine specialist offer?
– Personalised care, tailored meal plans, and a holistic approach to treatment that addresses the root causes of diabetes.

4. Can lifestyle changes significantly impact diabetes management?
– Absolutely. Diet, exercise, and stress management play critical roles in controlling diabetes.

5. How can I start my journey towards better managing my Type 2 Diabetes?
– Listening to our latest podcast episode and visiting Start Your Journey is a great first step towards understanding the functional medicine approach and how it can help you manage diabetes more effectively.


Hi, I'm Megyn

Imagine a reproductive medicine specialist and a nutritional biochemist rolled into one—yep, that’s me! 
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