The other day, I realized that it had been a very long time since I posted anything about type II diabetes. Recently, one of the people from my church asked me to meet with her.
She had just been diagnosed with pre diabetes, and she was scared. She asked if it would be possible to sit down with her and her son to talk about diabetes and how they could prevent it. Their desire to get back on track while there is still time is pretty common. Actually doing something about it is not.
I thought I’d add something to what I’ve already posted about type II diabetes by talking about something known as the metabolic syndrome. Many people who have high glucose levels also have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. This triple threat is known as metabolic syndrome, and is sadly quite common.
Basically, excess blood sugar gets stored as cholesterol and triglycerides and begins to clog your arteries. This plaque causes the arteries to stiffen or harden, which leads to higher blood pressure. That my friends, is what metabolic syndrome is all about.
The good news is that changing your diet can greatly reduce your risk of developing this syndrome. I just came across an article that focused on the positive impact the Mediterranean diet can have.
As I’ve repeatedly written over the past year, diet and exercise can make a remarkable difference to our overall health and well-being. I know it certainly has to me.
Take a minute and read the linked article above. Do a google search for metabolic syndrome. It pays to be informed, and your body will thank you 🙂