The Basics of Prediabetes
80% of those with prediabetes don’t even know they have it.
That means you’re in the 20% of people who know and can do something.
What is Prediabetes?
Prediabetes is diagnosed when a person’s blood sugar levels are consistently higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.
There are two common blood tests that are most often referenced to detect prediabetes.
- A fasting blood sugar between 100-125 mg/dL
- A hemoglobin A1C of 5.7-6.4%
If these measurements are elevated to within these ranges, it means you are at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Not only that, but those with prediabetes also have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
Right about now, you may be feeling overwhelmed and scared. But, rest assured, there is good news.
The Good News about Prediabetes
The good news is that prediabetes can be reversed, with the help of dietary changes, increased physical activity, and weight loss of 5-7%.
Prediabetes is like a warning light on your car dash, alerting you to pull over and make some changes. And if you listen to it, you can save your body a lot of harm in the future.
Sadly, there are almost 88 million people in the US today who have prediabetes. However, 80% of them don’t even know it. So, the fact that you’re reading this now means you’re in the 20% of people who know it and can do something about it.
Now’s the time to learn and take action.
What to Do about Prediabetes?
Studies have shown that prediabetes can be reversed through improved eating habits, increased physical activity, and losing 7-10% of body weight. But, it’s often difficult to make these changes alone.
People have the most success when they have support. That means friends and family, but it also means having a guide to help point you in the right direction.
As a prediabetes dietitian and nutritionist, I help people do the following:
Understand the risk factors
In order to reverse prediabetes, you need to understand the risk factors, and know where to focus your efforts. I help people understand their risk factors so they can make small strategic behavior changes that can accumulate into significant improvements in health.
If you ask enough people you will get a lot of different nutrition recommendations for prediabetes. It can be confusing. I’ll help you ditch the diet confusion, improve your eating habits, and make healthy balanced food choices that fit your lifestyle, so you can finally stop Googling.
Physical activity is an important part of health and reversing prediabetes. But, finding the time to exercise can be hard to juggle with other obligations. I help people set small, achievable activity goals that are meaningful, and that can be built upon over time to improve your health.
Why work with a Registered Dietitian?
studies show that working with a Registered Dietitian is Effective for reducing the risks of Prediabetes
Studies have shown that when lifestyle interventions are delivered over a 3-month period they can result in:
Lower fasting blood glucose
Studies support lifestyle changes can lower FBG by 2-9 mg/dL
Decreased body weight
Lifestyle changes can result in weight loss of 2.6-7.1 kg
Hi, My Name’s Jon.
I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Clinical Exercise Physiologist who helps people make nutrition and lifestyle changes that reduce their risk for diabetes.
My services are rooted in evidence-based practices backed by scientific research.
Your health is too important to waste time on bad nutrition advice. I’ll help you understand your risk factors and make lifestyle changes that are supported by research.
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I personally became a Registered Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist just because I wanted to help raise awareness for prediabetes, and I wanted to empower people to reverse it.
If you’re ready to take action, I’d love to work with you to take the steps to reverse prediabetes.
Reach out now to get started.
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