Updated: Apr 15, 2021
This day was created specifically to create awareness about the seriousness of diabetes and serve as a “wake up call” for all of us who forget the seriousness of this chronic health condition.
Did you know that diabetes affects about 9% of the US population? However, about another 28% have prediabetes—a condition where the blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not constantly high enough to be considered diabetes.
Using today as the wake up call every person needs to check on their health, the National Institute for Health recommends taking their Diabetes Risk Test to see if you would be at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes—which is more prevalent in people ages 45 and over.
On the other hand, Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease and often diagnosed in the early years of life.
Regardless whether you already have diabetes, are pre-diabetic or looking to prevent getting diabetes, it is important that we all look to reduce stress, spend less time sitting and eat whole, unprocessed low glycemic foods most of the time. There are many sources out there suggesting how to do so, but if you’re unsure how to start, don’t hesitate in scheduling a call with GLIM to help achieve your full health potential. GLIM provider Maureen Milota is a board-certified nurse practitioner, functional medicine practitioner and diabetes educator.