At Personally Fit we take Diabetes seriously. We offer some basic solutions to this deleterious disease. A diagnosis of pre-diabetes is a warning that a person is at risk of developing a much more serious condition like Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke! Pre-diabetes means that a person has higher blood glucose levels than normal.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2014) states that one in three American adults, or 86 million people, have pre-diabetes. The big problem is that 9 out of 10 do not know they have it. Yikes!
Left unchecked, and not making any lifestyle changes, 15-30% of the people with pre-diabetes will develop Type 2 Diabetes and all the other risk factors it brings within 5 years!
At Personally Fit we do not diagnose, but some of the factors increasing a person’s risk are:
– Age 45 or older
– Has a parent, brother or sister with diabetes
– Is overweight
– Is physically inactive
– Has high blood pressure or takes medication for high blood pressure
– Has low HDL (good cholesterol) and/or high triglycerides
Doing just two things can help prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes:
1. Lose 5-7% of body weight or 10-14 pounds for a 200 lb person.
2. Perform at least 150 minutes each week of physical activity (Join our Walking Through the Holidays Program!)
Fortunately at Personally Fit we can help you with both of them!
We suggest and encourage safe, effective and regular workouts. In addition, we teach mindful eating habits with whole, unprocessed foods that your body knows how to digest naturally that also keep you more satisfied while controlling your blood sugar.
Is this something you want to work on? Call us to join our Walking Through the Holidays Program, 919-832-8484 , or email: firstname.lastname@example.org