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Prediabetes and Diabetes Type 2

You can’t catch diabetes and you can’t give it to someone else. But you do have the power to prevent diabetes. However, if you currently have prediabetes or diabetes type 2, let me help you create self-management steps to identify their other side effects.


A diagnosis of prediabetes can be alarming. This condition is marked by abnormally high blood sugar (glucose) most often due to insulin resistance. This is a condition in which the body doesn’t use insulin properly. It’s often a precursor to type 2 diabetes.

According to the Mayo Clinic, people with prediabetes are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years. With prediabetes, you may also be at risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Diabetes Is Serious

You may have heard people say they have “a touch of diabetes” or “your sugar is a little high.” These words suggest that diabetes is not a serious disease. This is not correct. Diabetes is serious but you can learn to manage it.

All people with diabetes need to make healthy food choices, stay at a healthy weight, and be physically active every day.

Aha! Wellness Coaching will help you stay on track. Acquire additional information about these important topics:

  • Checking Blood Sugar and A1C
  • Reading a Food Label
  • Healthy Eating
  • Managing Blood Sugar Highs and Lows

  • Why Your Medicine Needs May Change With Time
  • Getting Started With an Activity Plan
  • Helping Prevent and Manage Stress
  • Keeping at It and Not Giving Up

Successful Weight Management – Not a Diet but a Lifestyle

Obesity/Weight Loss*

What Is Obesity?

Simply put, it’s a disorder involving excessive body fat that increases the risk of health problems. Obesity (and its related comorbidities) is one of the fastest-growing health concerns facing the United States and shows no sign of dwindling. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calculated that nearly 36% of American adults were obese in 2010 and estimates that this number will reach 44% by 2018.

The current standard of care for the management of patients with obesity in primary care is:

  • A general recommendation by the physician to lose weight through improved nutrition and increased physical activity
  • Educational materials may be provided along with a referral to a dietician, nutritionist, or weight management program

*Health coaching as a method for obesity intervention has yet to be fully integrated into primary care practice but has proven to be effective in corporate wellness and behavioral weight loss programs.

Call 312-912-8603 for a consultation and find out how you can improve your life and your business and become empowered to achieve your life’s goals!