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.
Whether you’re trying to get diabetes under control or prevent the onset of the disease, count on Cadence Health. Find support to battle back against diabetes and enjoy a lifetime of wellness.
Cadence Health brings you the tools and treatment to help you manage type 1, type 2, gestational diabetes or prediabetes in two convenient locations:
Cadence Fitness & Health Center
296 Randall Road (on the Delnor Hospital campus)
Geneva, IL 60134
Cadence Health Medical Office Building - Wheaton
7 Blanchard Circle
Wheaton, IL 60189
Both facilities provide easy access to diabetes educators, both nurses and dietitians. They provide you with information on lifestyle modification and meal planning support, as well as training on the use of blood sugar meters, medications and insulin pumps.
To schedule an appointment at either location, please call 630.938.6400. TTY for the hearing impaired 630.208.4399.