Ways To Prevent Pre-Diabetes From Becoming Diabetes!
“What do you mean I am prediabetic? Look at me – I run every day, and I am not overweight!” Sean went through the typical phase of denial, anger, and acceptance. He contacted me because he was diagnosed with prediabetes.
Sean is a hard working entrepreneur with a normal weight, an active lifestyle and never had any weight issues previously. He was not convinced that food played a role in his diagnosis.
During our initial consultation, I immediately learned Sean is a “numbers” guy and needed to see the trends to better connect with his prediabetes. His doctor and I taught him to check and record his blood sugar levels pre and post meals.
He immediately recognized the impact food has on his blood sugar levels by watching a 50 point spike occur 2 hours after he ate a bagel with cream cheese and witnessing a 20 point decrease* when he consumed oatmeal with cinnamon for breakfast.
I reviewed and explained what impact different food components have on his blood levels and why it would influence a spike or drop in his blood sugar response. Sean also incorporated high-intensity training into his exercise regimen to further help with blood sugar uptake.
This allowed him to change his habits and learn to control his blood sugar levels and reverse his prediabetes. To him, success was when he no longer was in the prediabetic range.
Sean was fortunate that his doctor detected prediabetes early enough for intervention. It’s important that we recognize when one has prediabetes to stop it’s progression timely.
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