Live Well! Bien Vivre! in New Brunswick takes a unique community-based approach to the prevention and self-management of type 2 diabetes through sustainable lifestyle changes.
HEALTH COACHING IS ENABLING LIVE WELL! BIEN VIVRE! CLIENTS TO MAKE POSITIVE HEALTH BEHAVIOUR CHANGES, PARTICULARLY IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTHY EATING.
Kimberley believes she’s just an average New Brunswicker. But she’s doing something pretty powerful: taking charge of her health. And she’s not in it alone. Live Well! Bien Vivre!, our collaboration with the Canadian Diabetes Association and the New Brunswick Department of Health, has been her partner along the way.
“I was tired and I had a lot of hip pain,” says Kimberley. “I wasn’t sick, but I’m close to retiring and I just didn’t feel well. I thought it was time to do something about it.” A Live Well! Bien Vivre! health coach helped her achieve her wellness goals, like eating better and exercising more. Today, Kim’s risk of type 2 diabetes has decreased significantly.
“It’s not just about diagnosis,” says Emmanuelle Sansfaçon, Administration Team Lead, Medavie Blue Cross and member of the Medavie Health Foundation Grants Review Committee. “It’s about maximizing all the resources we’ve got so more people have ongoing support and motivation.”
It’s living better, longer, that’s motivating Kim every day. And she’s getting there with Live Well! Bien Vivre!