Diabetes affects 26 million Americans according to the CDC, but worse: 79 million Americans are currently suffering from pre-diabetes (Metabolic Syndrome) and only 11% are aware that they have Pre-Diabetes.
But there is good news, Pre-Diabetes is reversible. Dr. Joseph Pinzone – an Endocrinologist, the CEO and Medical Director of Amai Clinic, and the Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA – regularly treats pre-diabetic and diabetic patients.
The Amai Clinic is particularly apt at reversing diabetes, mainly due to the fact that Dr. Pinzone employs fitness trainers and a Registered Dietician on staff to work with all patients as a supplement to his medicinal interventions. Doctors nonchalantly “prescribing” diet and exercise is quickly becoming a thing of the past.
10 Surprising Warning Signs of Diabetes:
- Frequent urination
- Feeling very thirsty
- Persistent hunger, even after eating
- A velvety darkening of skin which forms around your neck, under your arms, or in your groin
- Frequent fatigue
- Weight loss despite eating more food (Type 1)
- Tingling, pain or numbness in your hands or feet (Type 2)
- Erectile dysfunction issues
- Blurred vision
- Hearing impairment
10 Effective Ways to Prevent Diabetes:
- Get your blood sugar checked regularly to see if you’re at pre-diabetic levels (101-125 mg/dL) or diabetic (>125 mg/dL)
- Eat a balanced diet with mixtures of high-quality protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats in correct proportions
- Maintain an ideal body weight
- Workout with aerobic and weight-training exercise (doctor approved)
- Take medications prescribed correctly for pre-diabetes or diabetes
- Quit smoking
- Drink coffee regularly
- Check your blood pressure regularly
- Make an appointment with a dietician to learn healthy eating habits
- Visit Diabetes.org to learn about your risk factors, blood sugar and the disease itself
This guest blog post was written by Dr. Joseph Pinzone – an Endocrinologist, the CEO and Medical Director of Amai Clinic, and the Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.