Working as a nurse at HealthCheck360, I have seen many folks struggle with high blood sugar. Diabetes and pre-diabetes are very serious and can increase your risk for heart disease along with many other chronic illnesses. Help your employees stay healthy with these tips
High sugar causes inflammation in the body and health concerns that require lifestyle changes to manage the condition, which can mean undoing years, and sometimes decades of bad habits. Starting to change just one aspect can assist prevent or manage the condition. Getting support and good advice can assist in starting you on that first step. Here are a few tips to get your participants started:
- Health Coaching. Having an advocate to talk with you about your personal struggles, offer accountability, and advice on where you can improve is so important to making lasting changes. Learn more about the HealthCheck360 Chronic Care Management program here and the HealthCheck360 coaching program here.
- Weight Loss. Even just 5% weight loss is considered medically significant.
- Exercise. The key here is to just move. Start with light walking or stretching if it's been a long time since you last were active.
- Nutrition. Use rules of thumb like healthy carbs, not drinking your calories, and eating real food.
Many times, this can be a lot to keep track of. We created this handy tip sheet for you to share with your employees to help them get educated and stay mindful about managing and preventing diabetes.
Remember, Type 2 diabetes is often preventable. Sometimes making one change can make a BIG difference!
If you need some inspiration, check out these success stories from companies just like you. They've achieved some amazing results, and you can too!
Contact your doctor before making any new lifestyle changes around medication, exercise, or nutrition.