November is diabetes awareness month, with World Diabetes Day being today, November 14th. Diabetes is a serious disease that affects more than 10% of the United States population. Nearly 87% of persons with diabetes are considered obese. If your doctor has diagnosed you with diabetes, or let you know your health puts you at risk, it is time to take action. Luckily, there are lots of ways to manage and prevent diabetes with Key T Wellness.
SCHEDULE A BODY COMPOSITION SCAN
The first step to developing a plan to prevent or manage diabetes is scheduling a body composition scan. Our state-of-the-art InBody 570 scanner is the most accurate way to determine your body composition. Body composition tells us what percent of your body mass is fat, bone, muscle, and water. This helps us create a baseline to move forward from. Our expert team will walk you through what your scans mean, and how your results can be improved. We will also discuss your health goals. From there, we can create a personalized plan that can help direct you on the path to preventing or managing diabetes.
MEET WITH OUR NUTRITIONISTS
While exercise is the most important part of working towards preventing diabetes, our diets also are a major factor. WIthout a healthy, balanced diet, all the exercise will get you nowhere. After your InBody 570 scan, we will be able to create a diet plan that works for you. Through the whole process, our nutritionists will help you stay on track. We can work with your dietary needs to create a meal plan that is healthy as it is delicious. Eating a balanced diet doesn’t have to be boring, in fact, it shouldn’t be boring at all.
FOLLOW UP WITH KEY T AND YOUR DOCTOR
After a period of time, we will check for results with a second InBody 570 scan. This is also a great time to meet with your primary care doctor to discuss your results, and how they affect your risk. The goal for all our diabetes patients is an increase in muscle mass, and a decrease in fat. As we talked about in our previous blog, increasing muscle mass is the number one way to prevent and manage type II diabetes.
REMEMBER THAT HEALTH IS A LIFELONG COMMITMENT
Even after your second scan, we recommend continuing your work with our nutritionists, and scheduling additional scans as you continue to progress. Being healthy is a lifestyle change. It is not something that you can make happen overnight. However, with dedication to making a change, and lots of patience, you can make a major impact on your health. Getting regular InBody 570 scans can help track your progress, and make sure everything you are doing is working well for you. As your body changes, so will your nutritional needs. Our nutritionists will help you continue to adjust your diet for your changing health.
REACH YOUR GOALS, THEN SURPASS THEM
The best feeling is being able to achieve your goals, and setting new ones in their place. At Key T, we believe that a healthy lifestyle is for all people, of all ages. No matter where you start, we love to help our patients achieve their optimal health. Whether you want to be stronger, faster, or just feel better, we have a plan that can help. Fighting diabetes starts with you. Make the commitment to a healthier lifestyle today. Give us a call to set up an appointment.