I've Been Diagnosed with Prediabetes: Now What?

I've Been Diagnosed with Prediabetes: Now What?

A diagnosis of prediabetes can cause shock and alarm. The good news is that early intervention means you can make the right changes now to reduce the likelihood of ever developing Type 2 diabetes. 

Prediabetes means your average blood sugar level is higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. Heeding this warning sign now can keep you healthy in the future. Prediabetes often doesn't present clear symptoms, so regular health screenings are vital.

At Monarque Health and Wellness, we regularly monitor our patients' blood sugar levels during routine check-ups, helping us to detect prediabetes at the earliest possible stage. With our disease prevention services, our team helps you get your health back on the right track and stay diabetes-free.

The importance of lifestyle modifications

It's normal to feel worried after receiving a prediabetes diagnosis. However, it's crucial to understand that prediabetes can be reversed. One of the most effective ways to do this is through lifestyle modifications.

Personalized fitness programs

Incorporating regular physical activity into your routine and adopting a balanced diet can significantly lower your blood sugar levels, and our team can help. At Monarque Health and Wellness, we develop a personalized exercise plan that works for your fitness level and lifestyle. 

Individualized nutrition plans

When it comes to prediabetes, one size definitely doesn’t fit all. The foods that affect your blood sugar levels may not have the same effect on someone else.

Our personalized nutrition plans take into account your unique nutritional needs and lifestyle. This might include your activity levels, food preferences, and even your work schedule. 

The aim is to create a balanced, sustainable eating plan that can help you maintain healthy blood sugar levels, while also providing you with the nutrients you need for overall health.

Research shows that such individualized plans can be highly effective in managing prediabetes and preventing the progression to Type 2 diabetes. This approach not only focuses on what you eat, but also when and how you eat, making it a holistic solution for managing prediabetes.

At Monarque Health and Wellness, our team works closely with you to develop a personalized nutrition plan. 

You gain an understanding of how different foods affect your blood sugar levels, and we provide practical strategies for implementing these changes into your daily life. Our team also regularly reviews and adjusts your nutrition plan to ensure it's meeting your needs and moving you toward better health.

Medical interventions

Sometimes, lifestyle modifications may not be enough to manage your blood sugar levels, and medical interventions might be necessary. Certain medications, such as metformin, can help control your blood sugar levels and prevent the progression to Type 2 diabetes.

Your Monarque Health and Wellness provider assesses your condition thoroughly before recommending any medication. Rest assured, any prescribed treatments are accompanied by continual monitoring and follow-ups to ensure your health and safety.

Regular check-ups and monitoring

Once you've been diagnosed with prediabetes, regular monitoring is essential. You must keep track of your blood sugar levels to ensure they're within the target range and to see whether your lifestyle modifications or medications are working.

Regular check-ups at Monarque Health and Wellness allow us to keep a close eye on your blood sugar levels and adjust your treatment plan if necessary.

A prediabetes diagnosis might seem daunting, but with early intervention and the right guidance, it's possible to prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes. We're dedicated to helping our patients navigate their health journeys and take control of their well-being.

To discuss how our team can help you make changes to prevent diabetes, and for other preventive care services, reach out to our office by calling 541-326-4777 to schedule an appointment, or send us a message here on our website. 

The Monarque Health and Wellness team is your partner in health!

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