You’ve had your annual check-up, including bloodwork, and your doctor has told you that your A1C results show that you are in the pre-diabetic range and you should get this under control.
Your doctor has probably advised you that simple lifestyle changes can help you to avoid moving those numbers into the diabetic range and bring them down into the normal range.
Here are some of the suggestions your doctor may have made to lower that pre-diabetic number:
Make healthy food choices
- whole gains
- olive oil
- less fat, more fiber
Be more active
Exercise uses more sugar for energy. It also helps the body more effectively use insulin. Even walking every day can be helpful.
Reduce your weight
The Mayo Clinic reports that losing 5% to 7% of body weight can lower your risk of Type 2 Diabetes. If you weigh 190 pounds that can be as little as 9-1/2 to 13-1/2 pounds.
Nicotine can increase your blood sugar levels. Did you know that sugar is added to tobacco? If you didn’t, you’re not alone. Very few people know this. I’ve been told a cigarette can contain as much as half a teaspoon of sugar. So, in addition to all of the other poisons that cigarettes contain, sugar is also added into the mix. Besides being bad for your blood sugar levels, it increases the toxicity of the other deadly chemicals added to the tobacco.
Small changes may be difficult to make
Making simple lifestyle changes can help lower your blood sugar and your chances of getting diabetes.
Chances are that if you’ve been smoking or eating the wrong foods for a long time, those may be challenging habits to change, especially if you are overweight or a smoker. But you can do it!
If your doctor has suggested you make these lifestyle changes, don’t despair. Hypnosis can help you get on the road to good health and bring that number down to a healthy range.
Why not schedule a call today to find out if hypnosis is right for you. It could be the conversation that changes your life.