DIABETES HEALTH REPORT:
3 Lifestyle Changes that can help you manage your diabetes
Type 2 diabetes has taken the nation by storm. There are currently over 29 million people in the United States that suffer from diabetes.1 That is almost 10 percent of the country’s population! In fact, according to the American Diabetes Association, 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes each year. 2 Diabetes is even the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. Of the 29 million people in the U.S. living with diabetes, over 8 million of them are completely unaware of their condition.
Living with diabetes can be a struggle. If you think have not yet been diagnosed with the disease, you may want to check the following symptoms to see if you need to get checked for type 2 diabetes. These symptoms include 3:
Being very thirsty
Peeing a lot
Tingling or numbness in your extremities (hands, feet)
Wounds that don’t heal
Reoccurring yeast infections
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact a health professional or this office
and schedule a consultation to determine if you do have type 2 diabetes
WHAT DO I DO
IF I HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETES?
If you have already been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, don’t give up hope!
There are methods and lifestyle changes that you can implement in your daily life to improve your symptoms,
lower your blood sugar and start feeling healthy again, all without being overmedicated all the time!
This report is designed to point out some easy lifestyle changes that you can make to
lower your blood sugar and fight your diabetes.
DON'T LET THE DISEASE WIN!
HERE ARE THE 4 COMMON WAYS TO CONTROL AND EVEN BEAT DIABETES
1. Lose weight – Obesity is one of the primary factors that can lead to type 2 diabetes. Obesity rates and diabetes rates are both on the rise across the U.S. This is no coincidence. More than 90 percent of all type 2 diabetes sufferers in the U.S. are also obese.4 This correlation accounts for the best way that type 2 diabetics can control their diabetes. The answer is simple: lose weight! Even modest weight loss – meaning as little as five percent of total body weight – can improve your diabetes drastically. Losing weight can be done in a number of ways, consult your medical professional or this office to find out all of the weight loss options. A customized weight loss plan from a qualified professional can be adjusted to meet your lifestyle and body type and help you lose weight quickly and safely.
1 Santos-Longhurst, Adrienne, “Type 2 Diabetes Statistics and Facts”, healthline.com, 8 September 2014. 2 American Diabetes Association, “Statistics about Diabetes”,
Diabetes.org. 3 Web MD, “What Is Type 2 Diabetes?”, webmd.com. 4 American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, “Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity: Twin Epidemics, November 2013.
2. Manage Stress – Stress has become one of the most difficult things to manage for
individuals in the 21st century. Stress has become so bad to the average person that 44 percent of Americans feel more stress now than they did 5 years ago and 1 in 5 Americans suffer from extreme stress. 5 Extreme stress is stress that causes shaking, heart palpitations and depression. For diabetics, stress can be one the most harmful triggers for their condition, as it makes blood sugar levels much harder to control. Techniques such as yoga, meditation or listening to soothing music can calm your stress when you feel it coming on. Also, regular exercise will help you manage your stress long-term. For diabetics, it is vital that you reduce your stress levels immediately and enlist some of these tips, plus other useful pointers from this office or your healthcare provider. Keep your stress and blood sugar low!
3. Exercise Regularly – Even if you don’t lose any weight from exercising, it still remains one of the most effective treatment options for type 2 diabetes. The process occurs naturally through regular exercise. When you exercise, the muscle contractions actually push the glucose out of your blood and into your cells where it belongs. Even simple exercises such as walking can do wonders for controlling your blood sugar levels. Although the more rigorous the exercise, the more effective it is at managing your diabetes. Weight lifting is one of the best exercises you can do to induce those muscle spasms. Whatever your exercise of choice, make sure you are doing it regularly to keep you fit and your blood sugar levels low.
Type 2 diabetes can be a very serious and debilitating disease, but this is even more true when a diabetic continues to make unhealthy lifestyle choices. At our clinic, we specialize in customized and monitored treatment plans that will reduce your glucose long-term and keep you off of so many medicines.
5 The American Institute of Stress, “Stress is Killing You”, stress.org.
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