According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3% of the population—have diabetes. As many as 7 million Americans may be undiagnosed, and almost 2 million people are newly diagnosed each year.
Prediabetes – blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes – is a serious medical condition. But it can be treated.
People with prediabetes can help prevent the development of type 2 diabetes by making changes in their diet and increasing their level of physical activity. In many cases, it’s even possible to return blood glucose levels to the normal range.
Just 30 minutes a day of moderate physical activity, coupled with a 5-10% reduction in body weight, produces up to a 58 percent reduction in diabetes. A healthy diet is critical, too. Here are a few tips on making healthful food choices.
If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, your long-term wellness depends on more than just medical care. It takes education, too—information and instruction you can use to have a healthy, satisfying life with surprisingly few restrictions.
Cadence Health brings you the tools and treatment to help you manage type 1, type 2, gestational diabetes or prediabetes in two convenient locations: the Delnor Health and Wellness Center in Geneva, and 7 Blanchard Circle, Suite 202 in Wheaton. Both facilities provide easy access to registered dieticians who provide you with information on lifestyle modification and meal planning support, as well as training on the use of blood sugar meters and insulin pumps.
Whether you’re trying to get diabetes under control or prevent the onset of the disease, count on Cadence Health for the education and assistance that can help you live life to the fullest Find support to battle back against diabetes and enjoy a lifetime of wellness.
To schedule an appointment at either location, please call: 630.208.3345. TTY for the hearing impaired 630.208.4399.