Meet Melissa Slemp, BSBA, CIHC

A strategy session with a client.

With husband David, also living with type 1 diabetes

Morning walk with Kona.

A strategy session with a client.

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Certified Health Coach 

Specializing in Blood Sugar Control

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Hi, I'm Melissa.  I am a wife and mom, type 1 diabetic, certified health coach and personal trainer.

 

Managing diabetes was a struggle right after I was diagnosed at 14.  I've since learned so much about my body and what it needs and love being able to share this with other busy working women.  

I created the S.H.R.E.D. Framework, a foundation of 5-Key Intentions, easy steps to build your core health strategy.  Practicing these steps consistently has helped me thrive through diabetic retinopathy, menopause, empty nest, and life's curve balls, all while balancing blood sugar.  

I have lived with insulin dependent diabetes (type 1) for 39 years. Through personally understanding the daily challenges of this chronic disease, I decided to specialize in this area to help other women achieve full health.  I love to support clients in balancing their nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle routine, in this crazy journey called life!

I am a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in New York City and certified through the International Association for Health Coaches (IAHC).  I continued my education with IIN and received my Hormone Health Certification to assist clients moving through various hormonal stages and diabetes self-management. I love to encourage and support my client's fitness goals as an  A.F.A.A. certified personal trainer.  In the 5 years working as health coach I'm proud to support my clients, read their success stories here.

My husband David (also type 1 diabetic) and I have fun stand up paddle boarding, exploring the outdoors and stay active with our dog Kona in our beautiful hometown St. Augustine, Florida.  We are active members of Good News Church and host a weekly bible study.  Our 25 yr. old daughter Sarah lives close by attending nursing school.

      ~My favorite treat is dark chocolate dipped in peanut butter ~

Schedule a diabetes strategy session  and learn more about my unique approach to managing blood sugar while enjoying life.