Prediabetes – How to prevent prediabetes from becoming type 2 diabetes

This is a great article that we wanted to share with you from Endocrinweb.com on prediabetes. It talks through symptoms, risk factors, and treatments to prevent the condition from worsening. Here is a short cut from the full article:

“Diabetes develops very gradually, so when you’re in the prediabetes stage—when your blood glucose level is higher than it should be—you may not have any symptoms at all. You may, however, notice that:

  • you’re hungrier than normal
  • you’re losing weight, despite eating more
  • you’re thirstier than normal
  • you have to go to the bathroom more frequently
  • you’re more tired than usual”

You can read the full prediabetes article here. First and foremost, if you begin to experience one or any of these symptoms, we recommend you see your doctor immediately.

Diabetic Shoes Video Review: Propet Women’s Breeze

The Propet Women’s Breeze from the Diabetic Shoes HuB are another pair of comfortable sandals! Genuine leather upper, soft padded footbed and three adjustable straps across the instep make these comfortable sandals a great addition to any wardrobe. Available in multiple widths to fit a variety of foot types from the narrow to the wide!

Walking with Diabetes

Exercise is a benefit for any individual, but for those with diabetes, fast-slow may be even better. In an article on Web MD, “Periods of power walking mixed with strolling at a more leisurely pace may be a more effective way for people with diabetes to control their blood sugar levels, rather than walking at a constant speed, according to a small study.”

Check out the article here, and get outside and enjoy the warmer weather today.

Service Dog Saves Boy with Diabetes

If you haven’t seen this yet, you need to. USA Today ran a story on their website about a sleeping boy with Type 1 diabetes being saved by service dog. As the boy was in bed, the dog sensed low blood sugar and laid with him, which gave an alert to the parents. Read about the details on the site, you’ll be glad you did.

Common Questions with Diabetes

Diabetes is a growing epidemic not only in the United States, but in the world. There are 13 to 14 million people in the country living with the disease, and more being diagnosed every day. The best prevention is awareness. There are a couple of important points to remember: 1. Diabetes interferes with the body’s use of food for energy, and 2. While type 1 and type 2 diabetes are different disorders, they can cause the same complications. Read about these items and more in the article Frequently asked questions about diabetes from WebMD.

Exercise for Diabetics

It’s still early in 2016, and that means there is plenty of time to get on with a workout regimen. If you’re already on one and holding strong, then that’s awesome. Keep up the strong work! Take a look at the video below for some additional moves to change it up. If you’re looking for a great place to get started, here’s a great clip to generate some ideas. Go on, make the most of your health. We’re with you every step of the way!

Helping You to Make the Most of 2016

A new year brings the opportunity for new beginnings and new goals! Start 2016 with steps toward a healthier you by staying active, whether it’s taking brisk 15 minute walks during the day or going to the gym an extra day in the week. Small steps snowball into momentous change and we’re here to encourage you every step of the way!

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