Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is a condition where people have higher than normal blood sugar. Nearly 35 million Americans have diabetes. Diabetes has serious complications when it is not managed well. However, diabetes may often be prevented or managed with diet changes and regular exercise. Regular screening exams are helpful in catching high blood sugar levels as early as possible, and for watching trends in your sugar control. Most adults who get diabetes develop “prediabetes” first, a condition where sugar numbers are high, but not high enough to qualify as diabetic. Prediabetes usually lasts for a few years, before the actual condition develops. Early intervention is crucial when aiming to prevent diabetes or reduce its’ complications. Some people have physical symptoms when they develop diabetes but many do not, so it is important to have your sugar levels [...]

Screening Exams for Adults

  “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” - Benjamin Franklin Catching Problems Early At Be Well Solutions, we encourage you to take charge of your health. In addition to a healthy diet, exercise and avoiding tobacco, being up-to-date on your screening exams is an important tool in the fight against chronic disease. According to the CDC, if everyone in the United States received the recommended clinical preventive care, it would save over 100,000 lives every year. Getting the recommended preventive exams, along with making healthy lifestyle choices, are key steps to health and well-being. Overcoming Common Obstacles & Misconceptions There are many reasons people give to avoid completing their preventive exams. Common reasons include: “I don’t have time”  Preventive exams are a priority. Don’t be the person who wishes they could go back in time and [...]