THIS WEEK’S TOP THEME – DIABETES ON THE SPOT
Diabetes, a condition characterized by high levels of blood sugar, is more common than ever. In the United States, the proportion of people with diabetes has more than quadrupled in the last two decades. Not only are more people diagnosed with diabetes, but they also develop the disease at earlier ages.
That’s worrisome because of the risks of complications of this common disease, including heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, and amputation increase the longer you have diabetes. But there is good evidence that rigorous blood sugar control can delay or even prevent the development of such long-term complications.
Fortunately, research has shown that, in the case of Type 2 Diabetes, it is possible to rebalance your body’s response by keeping your blood sugar levels under control. Weight loss, physical activity, and healthy eating are essential components of diabetes control.
Although the arsenal of drugs for managing blood sugar continues to expand, it is evident that people with diabetes can maintain better levels with less medication if they also make lifestyle changes. And consider the added benefits: exercise, a healthy diet, and weight loss are also instrumental in controlling other dangerous conditions, including heart disease, which is common in people with diabetes. Plus, you’re likely to feel better.
You are essential in managing your condition, but you will also need the appropriate system, support, and accountability to incorporate sustainable and lasting lifestyle changes. There is where our work as a health coach becomes a cornerstone for achieving your health goals.
I invite you to book a discovery consultation where we both identify if we are the best fit for teamwork in the total transformation of your health.
To your Health,