The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 34.2 million Americans (that’s one in ten) have diabetes, and 88 million have prediabetes — and most people with prediabetes are unaware they have the condition.
A person with prediabetes has blood sugar levels that are higher than normal, an indication that there may be an issue with insulin production or activity. If left untreated, it can turn into type 2 diabetes (which has no cure) and can cause serious health complications like heart disease and strokes.
Fortunately, prediabetes can be reversed through diet, exercise, and regular health screenings. Most providers recommend that people over the age of 35 be screened for prediabetes and diabetes every three to five years, depending on lifestyle factors.
The Carbon Health blog regularly publishes new posts about prediabetes, diabetes, and tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Here are a few recent ones:
Managing diabetes can be complex and demanding — even frightening. But it doesn’t have to be. With a little bit of knowledge and a supportive team, a person who has diabetes can live a long, active, and fulfilling life. Read more.
Did a close relative have diabetes with complications? And are you concerned that you may follow in their footsteps? Well, there’s hope. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented. Read more.
The benefits of CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) are countless, but one big benefit is the ability to map and see your own glucose data every five to 15 minutes (depending on the system you use). Read more.
For people living with type 2 diabetes, eating well is a huge factor in taking control of blood sugar levels. With a little practice and support, you can develop a meal plan that works for you. Read more.
Studies have shown that depression is more common in people with diabetes — and when it’s present, it can be associated with poor health outcomes. It’s important to talk honestly with your doctor about how you’re feeling, and to prioritize self-care and your mental health. Read more.
Let’s talk about some mindful eating techniques you can employ this holiday season — and all year long. Read more.
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Carbon Health’s medical content is reviewed and approved by healthcare professionals before it is published, but it is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Talk to your healthcare provider about questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition, and before making changes to your healthcare routine.