Prediabetes is becoming more prevalent in our society and is often an indicator of various health concerns and chronic illnesses. Did you know that people with prediabetes are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease? These are not inevitable. You can manage or reverse prediabetes with a lifestyle approach to prediabetes.
The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a large-scale study of diabetes prevention strategies in those at high risk for type 2 diabetes (including those with impaired glucose tolerance). The study found that even moderate lifestyle changes can make a big difference in preventing diabetes and reversing prediabetes.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) estimate that 86 million Americans aged twenty years or older are living with prediabetes, and roughly 90 percent remain unaware of their condition.
Without intervention and appropriate treatment, people with prediabetes are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes within ten years.
With early intervention and lifestyle adjustments, prediabetes can be slowed, stopped, and even reversed.
In this podcast on Dr. Karen Health Talks, I discuss the lifestyle approach to prediabetes and its benefits.
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NOTE – This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose or treat. Please consult with your health care professional.
Dr Karen Wolfe is an Australian physician, Coach, Speaker and author. Born in Sydney Australia, Karen graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and completed a Masters Degree in Psychology from National University in California. She worked initially in Australia as a family physician followed by 8 years of experience in the administration of national health care, wellness and senior programs in her role as the Medical Director of the Australian Government Health Service.
She is the author of seven books, including Is Your Lifestyle Killing You? – The 8 Simple Steps for Lasting Weight Loss and Optimal Health, Create the body Your Soul Desires: The Friendship Solution to Weight, Energy and Sexuality and her new eBook Gut Matters: 4 Ways to Optimize Your Digestion to Boost Your ‘Second Brain’ and Improve Your Mood
Karen is a Guiding Mindful Change Coach and a Holistic Health Coach with The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She co-created the Conscious Body Method Coaching system using her book Create the body Your Soul Desires and many coaches use this system in their work with clients. She is very committed to the application of coaching for achieving behavioral change in wellness. She is an international speaker on wellness and nutrition she is a regular lecturer to the public as well as hospital groups, conferences and professional organizations throughout USA and abroad.
You can find valuable resources at her website www.DrKarenWolfe.org.