Meet Melissa Slemp, BSBA, CIHC

 Health Coach 

Specializing in Blood Sugar Control

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I'm excited you're here!  My passion is supporting all types of diabetics (type 1, 1.5, 2 and gestational diabetes) like you, throughout various stages of life.  Whether transitioning: through a new diabetes diagnosis, mapping your own health journey, managing dietary challenges, then you're in the right place to gain control of diabetes. 


I have lived with insulin dependent diabetes (type 1) for 38 years. Through personally understanding the daily challenges of this chronic disease, I decided to specialize in this area to help others achieve full health.  I love to support clients in balancing their nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle routine. ­ Drawing on my expertise in life and in the field, I understand what you're going through and work to help you make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.

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 a 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) & 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 small group bible study.  Our 24 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 for your health and wellness.

Offering encouragement without judgement along your journey to wellness!  

Less stress and more focus
  • Nutrition and lifestyle shifts

  • Less sugar and more real food to gain focus

  • Quality sleep

  • Enjoy life and laugh more

  • Stop reaching for caffeine to get through your day.

  • Understand how blood sugar is linked to feeling tired.

  • Learn simple steps to getting your "Mojo" back!


Weight Loss
  • Look closer at your symptoms

  • Blood testing that identifies what may be out of balance

  • Say goodbye to that stubborn extra weight 

Thrive with Diabetes
  • Lower A1C

  • Lose weight

  • Change your diabetes mindset 

  • Create your own food and exercise routine