DIABETIC REHAB

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  1. Diabetes Prevention
    Is it possible to delay or even prevent type 2 diabetes from ever developing? Yes it is. There is a lot you can do yourself to know your risks for pre-diabetes and to take action to prevent diabetes if you have, or are at risk for, pre-diabetes.

  2. Pre-diabetes
    Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have “pre-diabetes” — blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. There are 57 million people in the United States who have pre-diabetes

  3. How to prevent or delay diabetes
    Pre-diabetes is a serious medical condition that can be treated. The good news is that the recently completed Diabetes Prevention Program study conclusively showed that people with pre-diabetes can prevent the development of type 2 diabetes by making changes in their diet and increasing their level of physical activity.

  4. Diabetes, Your Heart & Your Health
    Certain health problems (including being overweight, unhealthy cholesterol, smoking, high blood glucose, high blood pressure, and physical inactivity) put you at higher risk for diabetes and heart disease. Keeping an eye on these problems — keeping them “in check” — can help you prevent diabetes and heart disease.

  5. Diabetes and Metabolic Health
    People with diabetes are more likely to be overweight and to have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. At least one out of every five overweight people has several metabolic problems at once, which can lead to serious complications like heart disease. “Cardiometabolic risk” means that if you have one of these problems, you are at higher risk for having the others.

    You may have heard the term “metabolic syndrome” to describe cardiometabolic risk. The term has been used to describe cardiometabolic risk factors, primarily overweight, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure.

  6. Obesity and Fat
    Being overweight or obese is a leading risk factor for type 2 diabetes. A healthy weight is measured by your body mass index (BMI). A BMI of 25 or more is considered overweight. A BMI of 30 or more is obese. If your BMI is over 25, you are at higher risk. In addition to how much you weigh, where your extra fat is stored can also affect your health. Having an “apple shaped” body (extra fat around your middle) rather than “pear shaped” body (extra fat around your hips) raises risk for heart disease.

  7. High Blood Pressure
    High blood pressure and type 2 diabetes often go hand-in-hand. High blood pressure, or hypertension, increases your chances for heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease. At least 40% percent of people with diabetes have high blood pressure, which often leads to stroke. High blood pressure may make stroke more likely in people with diabetes.

  8. Blood Fats
    Your body stores fat for future use for energy. Some of these fats, or lipids, are stored in your blood. Some are good for the body, like HDL cholesterol, which helps protect your heart. In general the higher your HDL, and the lower your LDL, the better. Triglycerides are another kind of blood fat that raises your chances for a heart attach or stroke if your levels are too high.

  9. Insulin Resistance
    Your body stores fat for future use for energy. Some of these fats, or lipids, are stored in your blood. Some are good for the body, like HDL cholesterol, which helps protect your heart. In general the higher your HDL, and the lower your LDL, the better. Triglycerides are another kind of blood fat that raises your chances for a heart attach or stroke if your levels are too high.

There are many benefits of weight loss in diabetic patients

  • Lowers blood glucose .

  • Lowers blood pressure .

  • Improves blood fats if they are not in a healthy range.

  • Lightens the stress on hips, knees, ankles, and feet.

  • Improves energy levels.


Play more with your children or grandchildren. Diabetes Prevention Program Shows Weight Loss Benefits

A large study, called the Diabetes Prevention Program, showed that if people at risk for type 2 diabetes lost a small amount of weight and became more active for three years they could prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. People also had other benefits of weight loss like lowered blood pressure.

If you already have diabetes, losing 10 to 15 pounds may help you lower your blood glucose, blood pressure, and improve your blood fats. Losing this weight may also help you cut down on some of the medicines you take. If you lose weight, talk to your doctor about whether you need to make changes in your medicines.

An Apple or a Pear?

Did you know that being an apple shape — more fat around your middle, rather than a pear shape — more fat around your hips; puts you at greater risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease? Another measure you can take is of how far it is around your waist (your waist circumference).

Take a tape measure (a flexible one is best) and place it snugly (not tight) around your waist. Compare the length around your waist to the number below. If the length of your waist is to the same or bigger than the numbers below, you have too much weight around your waist.

Waist Circumference

Men: over 40 inches Diabetes Exercise Program Helps Reduce Risk of Stroke, Heart Attack

is designed to complement the medical and nutritional management of diabetes with structured exercise and education classes. The program may also lower the diabetic’s risk of heart disease and stroke by promoting physical activity, which can lower blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol; relieve stress; and strengthen the heart, muscles and bones.

  • For those with longstanding and newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes

  • Structured exercise and education

Individual exercise plan established by Clinical Exercise Physiologist

As part of the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Program, the Diabetes Exercise and Healthy Lifestyle Service helps people with diabetes lower their risk of developing cardiovascular disease. It is estimated that 80% of individuals with diabetes will die as a result of cardiovascular disease.

A team of physicians, exercise specialists, dieticians, social workers and psychologists help adults living with diabetes to improve their strength, fitness, glycemic control and overall quality of life.

Complete overall diabetic rehab program involves detailed patient evaluation and assessment of end organ involvement due to diabetes including heart, kidneys, eyes etc. Exercise regimen is designed as per individual requirement. Follow up and evaluation of progress is periodically assessed by diabetic physician. Nutrition counseling helps improve glycemic index and reduce weight.