1 in 3 is not acceptable.
Did you know that 1 in 3 adults in the United States has prediabetes? That’s a staggering 84 million people! And of those, 90% don’t even know they have it. If you’re one of the millions of Americans with prediabetes, it’s time to take control of your health. With our diabetes wellness program, you can learn how to eat right, add physical activity to your routine, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of your goals. With our proven methods, you can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and be on your way to a healthier life in no time!
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when the body either can’t produce enough insulin or can’t effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels, and when glucose levels are too high, it can lead to serious health problems like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and amputation.
There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in childhood, while type 2 diabetes typically develops in adults over the age of 40. However, type 2 diabetes is on the rise in children and adolescents due to the increasing prevalence of obesity.
What is Prediabetes?
Prediabetes is a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. If left untreated, prediabetes can progress to type 2 diabetes, as well as other serious health problems like heart disease and stroke. If this may be you, it is important to find a diabetes prevention program.
What Are the Symptoms of Diabetes?
The symptoms of diabetes can vary depending on the type and severity of the condition. Some people with type 2 diabetes may not experience any symptoms at all, while others may only develop symptoms once their blood sugar levels have reached a dangerously high level.
Common symptoms of diabetes include:
- Increased thirst
- Frequent urination
- Weight loss
- Blurry vision
- Slow healing cuts and bruises
- Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to see your doctor for a diabetes test.
Our Focus and Treatments
There are many reasons to choose our diabetes wellness treatment options. We have a proven track record of helping people prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Our methods are based on the latest scientific research and have been shown to be effective in multiple clinical trials. We also offer a comprehensive approach to diabetes management that includes both lifestyle changes and medication management. Our team of experts will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs.
In addition to our proven effectiveness, we also offer a high level of customer service and support. Our team is available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about your treatment plan or general questions about diabetes.
Eating Right with Diabetes
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Eating healthy foods can help you control your blood sugar levels and manage your diabetes.” But what does eating healthy with diabetes entail? Our team of experts has put together a diabetic-friendly meal plan that includes three meals and two snacks each day. This meal plan includes lean protein, non-starchy vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and limited amounts of sugar. Plus, we’ll teach you how to portion your food properly and make smart choices when dining out.
Adding Physical Activity to Your Routine
Exercise is an important part of any wellness program, but it’s especially crucial for people with diabetes. That’s because physical activity can help you control your blood sugar levels. The CDC recommends that adults with diabetes should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week. But we know that starting an exercise routine can be daunting. That’s why we’ve put together a list of beginner-friendly exercises that you can do at home with no equipment necessary. And we’ll be there to support and motivate you every step of the way.
Stress can wreak havoc on your blood sugar levels, so it’s important to find healthy ways to manage it. In our program, we’ll teach you how to identify the signs of stress in your body and different coping mechanisms that work for YOU. We’ll also give you tips on how to avoid stressful situations altogether. With our help, you’ll be able to reduce stress and live a more peaceful life.
If you’re ready to take charge of your health and prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, Direct Healthcare has the diabetes wellness treatment that is right for you. Start today by giving us a call! We’ll provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to eat right, add physical activity to your routine, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems so that you can live a healthier life!