At Metabolic Health Solutions we’re passionate about improving metabolic health. We believe there are issues affecting so many Australians that nobody seems to want to talk about, let alone address. An elephant in the room we would like to expose, and we think it’s a BIG one, is type 2 diabetes and weight.
It is clearly a big issue, with 1 in 4 Australians having diabetes or pre-diabetes (Diabetes Australia, 2017). Our concern is that over 75% of people with type 2 diabetes experience shame around their diagnosis and the majority of people (55%) with type 2 diabetes avoid talking about it (Virta Health, 2017). Yet they aren’t being given all the information they need to make an informed choice when it comes to managing their disease and weight. So let’s start practicing empathy and compassion for people living with type 2 diabetes—whether that’s for ourselves or for someone else.
Unfortunately, those with Type 2 diabetes aren’t always being told that...
The good news is that there is strong evidence showing that type 2 diabetes can be prevented in up to 58% of cases in the high risk, pre-diabetic population (Diabetes Australia, 2017). More recently, it has also been shown that diabetes is not always progressive, and can in fact be reversed with weight loss following an intensive lifestyle program reducing visceral fat without medications (Lean et al, 2017).
Even a weight loss as small as 5% is considered clinically significant in reducing the risk of diabetes. At MHS, 74% of our advanced clients achieve this result in 2017.
We understand the one size fits all approach when it comes to weight loss for diabetics doesn’t work and recognise that an individualised approach based on your unique metabolism is required to achieve your weight loss and diabetes management goals. Through our state of the art testing and evidence-based protocols, we can ensure that your body is burning the right fuels, that you are losing fat not muscle and that you maintain your metabolic rate so that results are long term. The only thing you will have to worry about is your GP asking you how you did it!
“Initially MHS was a great challenge, but committing to changing my health from the first session has definitely been worth it. The testing, tools and resources have really helped me understand the impact of various lifestyle factors on my metabolism and health, and how I have progressed. Since commencing with MHS I have lost over 10 kilograms and keeping the weight off for over six months. My sugar levels also dropped. I have felt much healthier and it is great getting compliments telling me I have lost weight.” Leon, Diabetic, 61.
The decision is yours, become another diabetic statistic and increase your medication or take preventative action NOW. To find out more, contact our qualified staff on the contact details below or register for our diabetes management program here.
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