November is National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month

As Nashua’s most innovative health club, Gateway Hills takes time to recognize its members as a whole person instead of a muscle-building individual.  Although fitness is a necessary part of whole health, nutrition is equally important.  November is National Diabetes Month, and the team here at Gateway Hills wanted to take a moment to talk about this crippling disease.

The facts

  • More than 30 million people across the United States have diabetes
  • More than 84 million adults in the United States have prediabetes
  • Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States, and the #1 cause worldwide.
  • There are two common types of diabetes: 1 and 2
  • Type 2 diabetes accounts for nearly 95% of all diagnosed cases and is most common in adults
  • Type 1 diabetes is thought to be caused by an immune reaction and is most common in children

Common symptoms

Although we’re not doctors, there are common symptoms that have been reported in connection with signs of diabetes.  Below is a list of those signs, according to the American Diabetes Association.  We feel these signs are important to mention as they often go unnoticed.  It’s crucial to call your doctor if you experience any symptoms that are not common for you.

  • Frequent urination
  • Extreme thirst
  • Hunger even though you’re eating
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Blurry vision
  • Slow healing cuts or bruises
  • Irregular weight loss

Early detection and treatment of diabetes are crucial in decreasing the risk of further diabetes complications. 

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Fitness and Nutrition

Fitness and nutrition go hand in hand when it concerns controlling diabetes.  Because both strength and aerobic exercise can affect the body’s blood sugar levels, incorporating the two, even at the smallest levels, can make a significant difference.  Fitness, along with the nutritional choices you make, can help to control and possibly even put your diabetes into remission.  A healthy lifestyle is crucial for anyone, but especially those fighting diabetes.

 Here at Gateway Hills, we’re happy to be more than your average gym.  We have a team of licensed professionals to help you along your lifestyle journey.  From registered nurses to licensed dieticians, the support system we have in place will help you manage and reach your goals.  For more information about the most innovative health club in Nashua, contact the team at Gateway Hills Health Club (603) 821-9168.

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