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How do we put ourselves first when living with a chronic illness?

What if you are living with a chronic illness and it’s making everything else in your life difficult? How can we put ourselves first when there is so much to do, such as taking care of our families, going to school or work? In this episode, I chat with health coach and fellow podcaster Lissie Poyner who has diabetes and Crohn’s. She shares her journey of balancing the demands on her time and how she learned that putting herself first was not selfish but necessary for her health. She now coaches others living with diabetes on how to do the same.

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More about Lissie:

Meet Lissie, an Integrative Diabetes Health Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner and creator of the Needles and Spoons Health & Wellness Coaching Experiences. After being diagnosed with type one diabetes and Crohns disease, Lissie discovered the holistic approach to health and wellness. Through that approach she has brought her Crohns into remission and has kept her A1C under a 6.2 for three years. Now, Lissie helps overwhelmed type one diabetics gain more predictability in their blood sugars so they can finally take their plans off hold and welcome new life experiences. Lissie’s signature 360 degree approach to coaching creates a proactive space in taking you from confused to confident in your blood sugar management.

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