Pop Goes the Sugar

posted Oct 26, 2010, 6:17 AM by Sara@LS

Pre-diabetes happens when a person has high blood glucose levels on a regular basis, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. It affects nearly 57 million Americans – but don’t worry yet – it is preventable if the right steps are taken.


One important fact about pre-diabetes is that it is almost always a precursor to type 2 diabetes. You are taking the first step to prevention by seeking information.


As with most diseases or health conditions, leading a healthier lifestyle can help immensely! With pre-diabetes, a healthier lifestyle will benefit you by improving:

  • Blood glucose management
  • Weight management or weight loss
  • Improved circulation
  • And more…


Are you unsure where to start? There are many online resources right at your finger tips! They might be helpful if you need ideas or support during your quest for a healthier life.


The American Diabetes Association’s Web site, www.diabetes.org, is a great resource. It provides information on all aspects of diabetes, including pre-diabetes, and there is a tab for lifestyle & prevention. The Web site gives general information about pre-diabetes, allows you to take a risk test, and helps you to learn more about pre-diabetes prevention.


As another resource, visit A Healthier You™ at the newly revamped website, www.BlueKC.com.  When you get there either log in, or register if it is your first time visiting the page. Once you are logged in, click on the “A Healthier You™” link in the center section of the page. There, you will find an abundance of health and wellness resources including our online fitness and nutrition tools EatPHIT and GetPHIT. These unique tools can help you in creating a new fitness routine and a healthy meal plan.




Source: The American Diabetes Association

Oct 26, 2010, 6:20 AM