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Pre-Diabetes: America’s Newest Health Epidemic

by Dr. Kristen Halland of

In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) stated that 1 out of every 11 people already has diabetes…. And 1 out of every 4 people don’t know they have it yet. By 2020, 1 in 2 Americans will be pre-diabetic or diabetic.

Pre-diabetes is essentially the “warning light” for a metabolism that is in the process of breaking. It’s a condition where the body is becoming more and more unable to appropriately handle glucose which leads to high blood sugar and ultimately causes Type 2 Diabetes. Other signs of pre-diabetes could include: weight gain around the midsection, cravings, fatigue, and sugar addiction. Just like the warning lights on a car, ignoring the problem will NOT make it go away— there will be negative consequences.

If left unaddressed, pre-diabetes is the beginning of a downhill slide to Type 2 Diabetes, which can result in many additional health problems, including nerve damage, heart attacks, kidney failure, and low immunity. So when is the best time to stop a downhill slide? At the top of the hill!

Does any of this sound like you? The best way to find out if you are at risk for pre-diabetes is through our simple “Cardiometabolic profile” lab test. Let us help you by getting the best preventative lab markers ordered with our functional medicine physician. She’ll work as a team with you to come up with a plan to help optimize your body’s chemistry naturally. Once the plan is in place, our integrative RD nutritionist will be there every step of the way providing you with the tools, training, and resources you need to take control of your health and make effective, lasting dietary and lifestyle changes.

Pre-diabetes is reversible and we can prevent Diabetes Type 2! But can we actually reverse Diabetes Type 2 once it occurs?

YES! A ground breaking new study in Diabetologia proved that Type 2 Diabetes can be reversed through diet changes in just 1 to 8 weeks. Even the American Diabetes Association states that 80% of Type 2 Diabetes is preventable with lifestyle change. Our personalized systems WILL create that change for you too.

The path to tackling pre-diabetes is to take action NOW. Remember, the best time for change is when you have the opportunity to prevent it – it’s easier than trying to reverse damage after it happens.

Your genetics and your history don’t determine your future. You have the power to make choices, learn more, and optimize your metabolism naturally. Give us a call. Stop ignoring the “warning lights” and let us help you get on the path to better health.

Add paragraph text here.Dr. Kristen Halland is a chiropractor with specialty certifications in acupuncture and functional medicine nutrition. She has enjoyed serving the northwest suburbs of Chicago since 2010 from our Hoffman Estates, IL location alongside her Integrative Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, massage therapist, chiropractic colleague, and a great support team! Dr. Halland enjoys blogging about natural treatments, staying modern and accessible with virtual appointment access for her patients, and her podcast, The Nutrition & Lifestyle Review.

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