Hello! My name is John Kovaleski. I am a Type 2 Diabetic and a Certified Nutrition Specialist. My health and fitness journey began the summer of 2007 when I found myself waking up from a coma brought on by extremely elevated blood glucose levels. I had been leading a life where I put no thought into what I ate or how I took care of my body. At 40 years old, 6’2, 405 lbs, I should have known better, especially with a family history that is riddled with all kinds of red flags. I simply thought those things couldn’t happen to me.
In 2008 my mother passed away from Diabetes complications. The last few years of her life she struggled through losing a leg, going partially blind, and kidney failure. In 2010 I lost my father to a stroke, which was no surprise due to years of heart related issues. In between my parent’s deaths, I also lost two dear friends who were close to my age. These reminders of my own mortality would become the catalyst that formed my mission, to reverse my Type 2 Diabetes and to help others do the same. It has become my obsession to inspire people to be better, make educated choices, develop habits that will lead to a healthier lifestyle, and to do so with a holistic approach.
T2 Nutrition, while having been inspired by one of the world’s biggest health problems, Type 2 Diabetes, is about creating lasting change in people from all walks of life with a variety of disordered eating scenarios. Our approach focuses on finding the why, as much as the how, when it comes to an individual’s eating habits. In doing so we shine a light on behaviors that can be changed to improve the fundamental quality of our client’s lives through proper nutrition.