Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes
April is Defeat Diabetes Month, a great time to find tangible ways to reduce your risk of diabetes. It’s important not to lose sight of how dangerous diabetes can be.
This month we want to do our part and help raise awareness of this chronic disease. This post will break down the most important facts about diabetes and share how we can help you lower your risk.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic medical condition that prevents your body from adequately processing foods you eat into energy.
Our body uses food as fuel, but in order to do this, it first needs to break it down into glucose or sugar. The pancreas, which is an organ of the digestive system, produces a hormone called insulin. Insulin acts as a key that opens the cells to take in the glucose in your bloodstream.
When you have diabetes, one of two things happen, either your pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin, or your body doesn’t react to insulin properly, causing sugar to build up in your blood.
Having diabetes increases your risk of serious health complications and other chronic diseases, including kidney failure, heart disease, nerve damage, and even blindness.
Types of Diabetes
There are three common types of diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational diabetes
People with type 1 diabetes have a chronic insulin deficiency due to their immune system attacking and destroying the pancreatic cells that make insulin.
Type 1 diabetes is typically diagnosed at an early age, although it can appear at any age. Patients with type 1 diabetes require daily insulin supplementation to stay alive.
Type 2 is the most common type of diabetes, accounting for about 90 to 95% of all diagnosed cases.
Having type 2 diabetes means your body does make or use insulin properly. The disease can develop at any age, even during childhood, although it’s more frequent among middle-aged and older people.
In many cases, type 2 diabetes results from poor life choices, including leading a sedentary life and being overweight or obese. Other risk factors also exist, such as age, a family history of diabetes or prior gestational diabetes, and impaired glucose tolerance.
Gestational diabetes is a condition that affects some women during pregnancy. This type of diabetes tends to be temporary and usually goes away once the baby is born. However, it does increase a women’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.
How We Can Help You Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes
Reducing the risk of developing diabetes needs to be a priority for everyone. That is why a healthy diet, regular exercise, getting enough quality sleep, and maintaining hormone balance is are essential.
Hormonal Imbalances May Contribute to Higher Diabetes Rates
Many studies have proven there is a link between insufficient sleep and insulin resistance. Now, new research discovered a biological relationship as well. It turns out imbalances in testosterone and cortisol levels in men can lead to higher incidences of diabetes.
Additionally, the female hormones estrogen and progesterone affect your cellular response to insulin which explains why during and after menopause, changes in hormone levels can trigger fluctuations in glucose levels.
Our BioTE Hormone Pellets Therapy can help restore your hormonal balance giving more energy, increase your sexual drive, improve your sleep cycles, and reduce your risk of developing diabetes
We Can Help You Reach and Maintain Your Ideal Weight
Our customized weight loss programs are proven to yield the results you want and, best of all, are sustainable, guaranteeing your weight will stay off.
We build our weight loss programs around you. This means we consider your current life circumstances, including lifestyle, responsibilities, family history, age, and current fitness level.
We help you set and achieve realistic goals that are, above all, healthy!
Maintaining a healthy weight and incorporating physical activity into your daily routine is a sure way to lower your risk of diabetes and manage your disease if you are living with diabetes.
In November, make a pledge to focus on you and your health goals. To learn more about how we can help, please contact our center.
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