Type 2 diabetes diagnoses are increasing at an alarming rate and for residents of Arkansas the number of people diagnosed is nearing an epidemic status; it’s projected that nearly one in three people will have the disease by 2050. But there’s good news: With proper diet and lifestyle choices, Type 2 Diabetes can be managed, reversed and avoided altogether. By incorporating mindful eating—and really thinking about what you put into your body—losing weight can happen naturally and more easily. Even by reducing your weight by 10%, you lower your A1C blood sugar by up to two points. Take control and save yourself from the dangerous disease that causes blindness, limb amputation, strokes, heart disease and death.
Howard Memorial Hospital recently became an American Diabetes Association Recognized Educator and we are the only provider with the credential in this region. As a certified educator, our Registered Dietician Denise Graves is the first step for patients needing to make a change and can offer support with diet and lifestyle changes before patients try medication. Denise believes in mindful eating. “It’s not about your diet, it’s about changing behaviors and teaching your mind to be a healthier eater,” she says.
Don’t become a statistic of Type 2 Diabetes; take control of your eating and your health. Call Denise 870-845-4400 ext. 6935 for more information or to set up a consultation.
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