Prediabetes is a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes, often diagnosed after a HBA1C test which reflects your average blood sugar over the past three to four months. There are also other tests you may have such as Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG) Test or Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT).
Prediabetes is diagnosed when your HbA1c level reaches between 5.7-6.4% or over 42 mmol/mol. Diabetes range is > 47mmols/mol (6.0–6.4%). Scarily it is estimated that nearly 1-3 have prediabetes with 80% of people unaware! Symptoms include needing to urinate more often, lack of energy and fatigue, feeling unduly hungry and thirsty, regular yeast infections and thrush.
If you've been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, there are lots of things we can do to help bring your blood sugars and health back into balance and prevent the progression to type 2 diabetes.
Below is a breakdown of how I help clients feel empowered to get their health back on track after a prediabetes diagnosis. 🌟💚
1️⃣ Personalised Assessment: We make a start by considering you and your health as an individual. You will undergo a comprehensive evaluation of your medical history, current health, lifestyle, diet, and potential underlying imbalances. This individualised approach helps uncover the root causes contributing to your health concerns. 🔍
2️⃣ Nutritional Support: We will help you eat a nutrient-dense, whole-food diet to optimise your blood sugar control and create for you a personalised plan of action that focuses on foods and balanced macronutrients that improve insulin sensitivity. This approach helps to lower glucose levels and promote overall wellness. We will also add in all those nutrients that nourish your body for optimal health! 🥦🍎🥑
3️⃣ Blood Sugar Regulation: We will take a comprehensive look at factors affecting blood sugar regulation. Specific nutrients required, and lifestyle modifications, such as regular physical activity, stress management techniques, and adequate sleep. Key components in optimising blood sugar control. Addressing these factors can support your body's ability to manage insulin and glucose effectively reducing your risk of further illness. ⚖️💪
4️⃣ Gut Health Optimisation: Did you know that a healthy gut microbiome can enhance nutrient absorption, support immune function, and influence metabolic health? Your gut plays a significant role in blood sugar regulation. We will optimise gut health through dietary interventions, probiotics, and potential identification and management of digestive imbalances. We will also cultivate a thriving gut ecosystem! 🌿🌟
5️⃣ Nutrient Supplementation: In some cases, targeted nutrient supplementation may be recommended to address specific nutrient deficiencies or support metabolic processes involved in blood sugar regulation. We will always focus on diet and lifestyle first but this will be designed to complement your personalised plan. 💊💚
6️⃣ Sustainability and Mindset: I will help you overcome if needed, longstanding issues that derail or hinder attempts to change, and I offer several options to provide support, motivation and accountability to make sure clients get the results they are looking for. Successful diet and lifestyle changes mean tackling those default habits and lifestyle practices that contributed to your condition. We will help you enjoy your new diet for lifelong health and well-being. 💚🌱
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