According to the Center for Disease Control (DCD), more than a third of American adults—around 86 million—have prediabetes, and 90% of them don’t know it. They predict that unless major change occurs, 1 in 3 adults with have diabetes by 2050.
You don’t have to be one of them!
Pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes are lifestyle diseases. Any true solutions need to be lifestyle based. And the best news: your lifestyle is completely within your control.
I know that those of you reading this, those of you who have commented and sent questions are invested in actively managing your health. I congratulate you and I’m excited to be moving forward with you to not only to prevent diabetes, but to optimize your health.
We all know that diet plays a major part in the development of as well as the prevention or treatment of diabetes. But have you heard that sleep is almost as important? Did you know that too much or the wrong type of exercise can adversely affect blood sugars? Sometimes the solutions seem simple:
Diabetes is a disease of hyper (above) normal glucose (sugar) in the body. The solution would seem pretty straight forward: stop eating “too much” sugar. But when the questions of what is “too much” and what should we should actually be eating come up, it can get pretty confusing.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is all the rage, for a very good reason, it’s a great way to exercise. BUT, only if you can tolerate it, otherwise it will cause more harm than good. Proper types and levels of activity are about balancing the benefit with the risk of injury.
Even getting the proper amount of high quality sleep isn’t as straightforward as it may seem. Finally getting your solid eight hours may be counterproductive if it’s accomplished by sleeping until 10 am on Saturdays and Sundays.
The optimal formula for each of us is not only different because we are individuals, but also changes as our bodies change. Age, chronic illness, childbearing, nutritional status are just a few of the factors that impact what our bodies need right now to be truly healthy. And, yes, I believe you can optimize your health even with a chronic illness.
Look, I know you read the books, you listen to the podcasts, you are so ready to make a change in your life, but you still have questions and there are still some things that you’re unsure of. Let’s clear up the confusion.
You don’t have to figure this out on your own. And most importantly, you don’t have to end up with a diagnosis.
This is an opportunity to take charge and turn your health around. I’d love to share the journey with you.