Welcome to SpiceSEA Nutrition

“Find joy in life, embrace healthy eating, and thrive”

Nutrition Approach

Welcome! My name is Kay Lee, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. My specialty is in diabetes education, dialysis kidney care, nutrition and promoting a healthy lifestyle for every lifestyle.

Nutrition is not just about what you eat but also about enjoying life and I understand that a healthy diet is only one part of living a fulfilling life. I encourage everyone to find joy in food and in their own overall lifestyle. I’m here to assist you with trusted nutrition and diabetes education tailored for the Southeast Asian diet.

My Story

I am the first generation of my family born in America. My parents immigrated to the United States from Laos after the Vietnam War. Back then, diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure were unfamiliar to us.  I have clear memories of the challenges my family faced when my grandfather was diagnosed with uncontrollable diabetes over 20 years ago.

I watched my aunt check his blood sugar levels and give him insulin with blood sugar spikes as high as 700 mg/dl. My family worked tirelessly to manage his blood sugar, but understanding the diet needs for diabetes, medication usage, and finding someone who could provide nutrition education was a struggle. 

The Frustration

The abundance of information available, along with misinformation, made it overwhelming to determine the right steps or reliable sources to turn to. Finding resources was particularly difficult when you didn’t know where to look. 

Then, my mom was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, even though she only weighed 130 pounds. This contradicted the belief that those who were overweight and inactive would be the type to develop type 2 diabetes.  This inspired me to make it my mission to translate diabetes education and nutrition into easily understandable terms.

Vision

After 12 years practicing as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, there are many families like mine 20 years ago who still need support. With my website, my vision is to be that resource. To help families and individuals navigate diabetes, nutrition and live a long, healthy life without the complications it can bring.

Join me on this journey as my website grows, delivering valuable content through my blog. Don’t forget to sign up for updates on new articles, my favorite products, and FREE handouts.

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