The word “Diabetes” has now found its place in common parlance. Diabetes no more is a disease that we don’t know about. India is supposed to have the highest population of diabetics. We all know someone close to us who is a diabetic. With diabetes become so prevalent, we all start becoming comfortable with this condition and resign to the fact that you cannot escape it. This is not true. You can TAKE CHARGE. You have to WAKE UP NOW. First step would be to analyze your risk factors for diabetes. If you have 4 or more of the following risk factors, you are at moderate to high risk of developing diabetes. Let us see what you score.
Family history of Diabetes
Family history of Hypertension
Family history of High Cholesterol levels
Low protein and fiber intake
Age over 35
High stress level
No or very little structured physical activity
Eat frequent junk food
High carb/fat intake
High cholesterol levels
Low intake of fresh fruits and vegatables
Higher the boxes you have ticked, higher are your chances of developing this condition. Now you know what level of risk you are at. Congratulations, you have taken your first step to health. Are you concerned about how to take care of your health whether you are prediabetic, diabetic or not? Fret not, diabetes is dangerous only when you don’t take care of your health. Diabetes is manageable with diet and lifestyle modifications. If you are prediabetic, then immediate lifestyle and diet modifications would reverse the damage and you may never become diabetic if you take charge of your health. You will need our expert health coach assess your health and life style and motivate and support you in taking charge of your health.
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