Diabetes prevention is a big priority especially if you have an increased risk of diabetes based on family history or being overweight. If you start your prevention now it will not only help reduce your likelihood of developing diabetes but it will also help you avoid serious health complications later on and make for an easy, stress free DOT physical.
Prevention Tip #1: Increase your intake of fiber – this will help improve your blood sugar control, promote weight loss, and reduce your risk of heart disease
Prevention Tip #2: Eat whole grains – this will help maintain your blood sugar levels. Look for “whole” on the packaging to ensure you are getting the right grains and also aim to make half of your grains whole grains
Prevention Tip #3: Increase your physical activity – doing this will help you lower your blood sugar, lose weight, and boost your sensitivity to insulin (insulin helps keep your blood sugar in a normal range)
Prevention Tip #4: Lose weight – exercising regularly will not only help you lose the extra weight but it will also do what was mentioned in tip #3.
Prevention Tip #5: Forgo those fad diets – fad diets will help you lose weight but it will not help you maintain that weight so skip the diets and start adding a healthy variety in your eating choices and consider portion control.
Diabetes prevention has been shown to work. In this article from the New York Times, it was stated that of the adults at risk for Type 2 diabetes in this clinical trial from 2002, there was a reduced incidence of diabetes by 58% just by being involved in a lifestyle modification program and the weight loss from the program. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention is hoping on board and in 2012 they started a National Diabetes Prevention Program.
For more information on the long term benefits of diabetes prevention from lifestyle modifications check out this article.
We know you’re busy and when you need a DOT physical we’re here to help. If you’re able to pay online and register this saves you $10 and a bunch of time when you arrive to your exam. Reducing stress while driving is important and we wish to help by providing an easy process for your DOT physical in Grand Junction.
Diabetes Prevention plus Schedule Your DOT Physical Exam in Grand Junction
Here is how the process works:
- Register and pay for your exam by clicking here
- Arrive ready to complete minimal paperwork
- We’ll do a thorough examination and determine your certification length
- You have the option of having us recommend wellness strategies that’ll improve your health
To make your life easier you can register and pay for your DOT Physical in Grand Junction, Colorado at www.dotgj.com plus save $