March is the time that experts sound the alert about a rising epidemic in America and around the world: diabetes. An estimated 1 in 3 American adults is at risk for developing diabetes. You might be at risk for the most common form of diabetes, type 2, if:
You have a family history of diabetes
You’re not physically active
Your age: as we get older, the risk for diabetes increases
The positive news is that type 2 diabetes can be prevented, or at least delayed. And you don’t need medicine to do so! Healthy eating and regular physical activity that help you be a healthy weight are very powerful in lowering the risk of developing diabetes. Of course, just knowing that doesn’t necessarily help you make small, sustainable changes in what you eat and how you exercise. That’s where a Vida Health Coach comes in, guiding you through changes that are right for you, and that you can sustain over time. If you’re worried about diabetes—and especially if you’ve ever been told by a doctor or had a health screening that says your blood sugar (blood glucose) is elevated—you can take charge today. Don’t delay. Visit Vida to get started.