In this free 3-week challenge, Christel and a team of top diabetes experts will take you through some of the most important things you need to know to live a healthy life with any type of diabetes.

Contributors to the Fit With Diabetes Challenge

How the Fit With Diabetes Challenge works

The Fit With Diabetes Challenge consists of:

  1. Daily activities or “challenges” that provides accountability and motivates you to work on your diabetes management and overall health
  2. Practical articles covering the most important topics on living a healthy life with diabetes
  3. Webinars with diabetes experts
  4. Healthy and tasty meal plans
  5. On-demand workout programs
  6. A Facebook peer support group where you can ask questions, share your experiences, and connect with other people living with diabetes

Expert speakers

We have a fantastic lineup of expert speakers for this year’s challenge webinars!

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Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE

Gary is the Owner of Integrated Diabetes Services and the author of “Think Like A Pancreas”.

You will get the chance to ask Gary questions live in the webinar “Ask a Diabetes Educator Anything”.

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Toby Smithson, MS, RDN, LD, CDCES, FAND

Toby is the 2020 Diabetes Educator of the Year. She guides people with diabetes to better practice diabetes self-management at her website DiabetesEveryDay

She will talk about healthy nutrition and weight loss.

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Bill Polonsky, Ph.D., CDE, Psychologist

Bill is Associate Clinical Professor in Medicine at the University of California San Diego.

He will talk about the mental aspects of diabetes and dealing with diabetes burnout.

Lauren Bongiorno

Lauren Bongiorno

Lauren is a Diabetes Health Coach and author.

She will share the five-phase method she uses to help clients lower their A1C and increase their time in range.

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Paloma Kemak

Paloma shares her life with diabetes on her popular Instagram @GlitterGlucose.

Paloma and Christel will talk about getting started with exercise and managing diabetes when active.

Mila Clarke Buckley

Mila Clarke Buckley

Mila creates delicious recipes on her blog The Hangry Woman.

Mila and Christel will discuss Mila’s type 2 diabetes misdiagnosis, and how she finally received the correct LADA diagnosis.

Sponsors and prizes

The challenge is free because of our amazing sponsors!

Dario glucose meter system


Easily check your blood glucose levels anywhere, anytime with Dario’s FDA-cleared and award-winning glucometer. The glucometer fits in your pocket and only requires a tiny drop of blood. 

See all your data in one place and get valuable insights with Dario’s powerful app. Record your food, exercise, medications, and mood. 

Dario’s Diabetes Success Plan includes unlimited test strips and lancets as well as one-on-one coaching. Challenge participants get 80% off and free diabetes socks after signing up!

You will also have the chance to win prizes from Myabetic and Re:THINK Ice Cream in our weekly giveaways.

Sign up now!

If you are ready to join me on this journey to learn more about living a healthy life with diabetes, then sign up for the challenge in the form below.

Let’s get Fit With Diabetes together in 2021!

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