5 Step Program for a Better Diabetes Life

Find better diabetes with new tools and insights about your personal struggle.

Since taking the 5 Step Program, I have experienced very positive results!

One of the worst things about receiving a T1 diabetes diagnosis was the challenge to my independence.  The course helped me to realize that I can still enjoy life to the fullest once I take responsibility and manage my diabetes more effectively. This was achieved by gaining a clearer understanding of the interrelationship between myself, aspects of daily life, and the ways in which this can fluctuate my glucose measurements.

The course establishes a 5 step holistic program comprising of workbook, videos, and self-reflective exercises. This allowed me to navigate the content at my own pace -to review, reflect and consolidate information, generating  more informed and healthier decisions that work in my life.

• My time in range has improved by 52% and continues to be on average between 70% – 80% in range.

• My energy levels have dramatically improved. I work an active 8-hour day which would have previously left me exhausted. I now have vigor to enjoy my free time, allowing for a better work/life balance.

•  I am practicing better self-care and I have gained greater autonomy over my life. I now confidently advocate on my own behalf with my healthcare providers who continue to be impressed with my commitment and progress. 

~ Teresa Quinn, T1D

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  Teresa Quinn

Teresa Quinn

Type 1 Diabetes

“Living life well!”

The 5 Step Program Online

Enjoy private, self-paced instruction with the 5 Step Diabetes Program.

The curriculum is based on Nurse Coaching principles, theory, and research.  Nurse Coaching is an emerging sub-specialty of nursing that puts the needs of the individual above the needs of the system.

The approach is “person-first” and provides support for all aspects of SELF.  The holistic model recognizes that the integration of body, mind, and spirit is essential for healing and well-being.

If you feel that your doctor doesn’t “get it” or that the emotional burden of diabetes is excessive – you are correct!

The 5 Step Program will teach you the vital information, insights, and skills you need to feel more empowered, capable, and able.

If you have ever said to yourself, “There has to be more than what I am getting”, this program is for you!

What is a Holistic Approach?

Scroll through the images below for a Sneak Peak of the Program!

Chapter 1: All About Diabetes

Step 1: All About Diabetes

Lesson 1: Diabetes at a Cellular Level
Lesson 2: Types and Causes of Diabetes
Lesson 3: Signs & Symptoms of Diabetes
Lesson 4: Complications of Diabetes
Lesson 5: Treatment and Management of Diabetes
Video Lessons

Video Lessons

Each lesson begins with a brief “getting ready to learn” meditation followed by incredibly rich video course content narrated by Patricia Daiker.
Chapter 2: My Emotional Rollercoaster

Step 2: My Emotional Rollercoaster

Lesson 1: Why is it so hard?

  • Understand how your beliefs, needs, wants and current coping strategies impact you

Lesson 2: Wait, I’m grieving?

  • Introducing grief that happens when you lose the life you thought you would have

Lesson 3: “I’m not having this”

  • Denial & anger – normal parts of grief and they have purpose

Lesson 4: The high highs and low lows

  • Bargaining and depression – again normal parts of grief how to recognize/move through

Lesson 5: The path to acceptance

  • Light at the other end of the tunnel, when you work through grief
Course Layout

Course Layout

The Course is self-guiding and each new activity is presented upon completion of the previous step. All content is available for manual navigation on the left course outline.
Chapter 3: Using Your Motivation

Step 3: Using Your Motivation

Lesson 1: Understanding Your Actions

  • How behavior is driven by instincts, needs and beliefs

Lesson 2: What Do You Need?

  • Understand the influence of what you need

Lesson 3: You Do What Your Believe

  • Exploring your belief systems – the key to change

Lesson 4: Are You Ready For Change?

  • Learning new ways to approach changes

Lesson 5: Stepping Into Your Power

  • Choosing with intent and purpose
Home Coaching Journal

Home Coaching Journal

The home coaching journal provides space for notes, completion of Pop Quizzes and other activities
Chapter 4: It’s YOUR Life – Live it!

Step 4: It’s YOUR Life – Live it!

Lesson 1: Your Unwanted Roommate

  • Understanding the intrusion diabetes is to your life

Lesson 2: Person Centered Care

  • Creating wellness around YOU

Lesson 3: Ownership

  • Intention and Responsibility = Freedom

Lesson 4: Self-Care

  • Taking care of your entire person, not just your diabetes

Lesson 5: Maximizing Your Office Visit

  • Strategies for getting what YOU need


In addition to the video and journal, the course contains quizzes and other tools
Chapter 5: Finding YOUR Voice

Step 5: Finding YOUR Voice

Lesson 1: Communication is Healthy
Lesson 2: My Five C’s of Great Communication

  • Clarify, Curiosity, Collect, Create, and Courage

Lesson 3: Curiosity Opens Doors

  • Finding power with great questions

Lesson 4: Receiving What You Want

  • The art of listening

Lesson 5: Great Communication Tips

  • Examples of phrases and strategies for handling tough conversations.

When you are ready to empower yourself and gain a greater understanding of diabetes and the daily challenges it presents for you, choose your plan from the options below.

5 Step Program with Coaching

⇒ Private, self-paced experience to explore why you are struggling.

⇒  25 transformative and educational video lessons. 

⇒  Companion coaching activities to help you apply the concepts to your life and needs.

Intake coaching session to answer questions and set you up for success.

Three coaching calls based on your needs and timing.

⇒  Access to Patricia via email for ongoing mentoring, accountability, and support.

*Try the program for 14 days.  If not completely satisfied, send an email to customerservice@betterdiabeteslife.com and explain why you are dissatisfied. Once we receive your request, program access will immediately terminate. A full refund of the amount paid less a 5% processing charge will be posted to the credit card used of payment. The credit should appear within 21 days of your request or on the next billing cycle.

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