What Do YOU Do
When A Patient Presents With Type 2?
We want to give credit right away for the great image above. It comes from an article about Type 2 Diabetes on the daytwo.com website. The link at the bottom of this article shares exact source. To us, that image is a very simple yet striking perspective of just how prevalent metabolic disease is in America.
As a wellness provider, you surely realize that, as in our society as a whole, a very high percent of YOUR patients are struggling with Type 2 diabetes. Maybe you pay attention to that? Or, maybe you don’t? Maybe you feel you can’t really help them? Or, maybe you feel that’s not your “specialty”? Well, here’s the question:
Who IS helping them treat the CAUSE of their issue?
If you haven’t noticed, the radical increase in the incidence of this condition, along with the very serious effects of it, are finally getting people to ASK about it. Informed people are finally trying to prevent it and even reversing it in many cases. The problem is that very few are informed!!!
Another article from February 27, 2017 appeared on a website called healthline.com entitled “Type 2 Diabetes Statistics and Facts”. It was written by Adrienne Santos-Longhurst and Medically Reviewed by Peggy Pletcher, MS, RD, LD, CDE7. The article shared many of the statistics associated with this condition. The numbers seem ridiculously high. It’s almost unbelievable that a condition that is typically preventable and/or reversible is allowed to persist and flourish like it is! Here are just a few snippets taken directly from the article. (Note: we added the bold and underlines)
“Risk factors: Many risk factors for type 2 diabetes include lifestyle decisions that can be reduced or even cut out entirely with time and effort. Men are also at slightly higher risk of developing diabetes than women. This may be more associated with lifestyle factors, body weight, and where the weight is located (abdominally versus in the hip area) than with innate gender differences”.
“Prevalence: Type 2 diabetes is increasingly prevalent but also largely preventable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), type 2 diabetes accounts for about 90 to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes in adults”.
“Weight: Keeping a healthy weight is important. The Diabetes Prevention Program found that weight loss and increased physical activity reduced the chance of prediabetes turning into type 2 diabetes by 58 percent. For people 60 years or older, the reduction was 71 percent. For overweight people, losing five to seven percent of body weight through exercise and healthy eating could prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes”.
WHOA! This is information coming from very reliable and “official” sources! Check out the article for yourself. That link is below, too.
We all know there are plenty of doctors and clinicians helping people with the EFFECTS of their obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. But, we implore you to start paying attention … and start helping these folks like the Activate Metabolics Program provides you the opportunity, system and tools to do.
Also, please watch for our next blog in which we will share a short video that very simply (literally in cartoon form!) describes what happens to create Type 2 Diabetes.
Until next time … NEVER let your patients and the others you influence SETTLE for an unhealthy weight or a serious condition that may very well be prevented or reversed! Start helping them today,
the Activate Metabolics family.