9 out of 10 Don’t Know It
According to the CDC, one in three Americans has prediabetes, where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.
Unfortunately, 90% of people don’t know they have it. Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, Alzheimer’s and dementia.
If you eat any sugary foods on a regular basis, the next time you have a physical, be sure to ask your doctor to measure your hemoglobin A1C levels. Levels between 5.7 and 6.4 indicate prediabetes. However even levels considered normal (between 5.3 and 5.6) are correlated with increased rates of brain shrinkage and dementia. So if you find that your levels are too high, it’s time to decrease your intake of added sugar.
Helping people break the sugar habit is one of my specialties, so if you need help, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m based in Tucson, AZ but I meet with clients online as well. We can chat for an hour and you can see whether coaching might be helpful/useful for you or not. Nothing to lose, drop me a line! ( :