I recently read a shocking statistic: 1 out of 3 adults living in the United States have pre type 2 diabetes – not that they might have it, or likely could have it, but do have it.
Are you the 1 out of 3?
What’s the big deal about having prediabetes anyway?
Plenty! Just break down the name of the condition and you’ll understand right away: Pre- (before or prior to) diabetes (type 2, specifically; type 1 is usually diagnosed in children and young adults when the body does not produce insulin, and only about 5% of people with diabetes have type 1). So, there is a stage or condition between normal and diabetic and it is called prediabetes. And the great news is, it’s preventable and reversible!
Don’t let that pre- become the real thing!
If you’re not familiar with the damage diabetes can cause, here are a few facts to consider:
Eyes – the eyes can experience blurry vision, “floaters” or spots, and blindness can develop.
Brain – the brain is subject to inflammation just like o...
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Get Outside! Get outside and take a walk, a hike, a bike ride, a run or jog – walking the dog is also effective! We need fresh air to replenish our bodies with oxygen – it keeps the brain healthy too. There’s nothing like the distraction of being in the great outdoors, even if it’s just a stroll around your subdivision. Handy tools like the FitBit, iPhone iFit app and even an “old fashioned” pedometer track your progress, relieving mental stress as you see how many steps or miles you have accomplished this day.
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