Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is an umbrella term for a collection of risk factors that relate to type 2 diabetes (acquired through diet and lifestyle) and heart disease. Most of the factors that put someone at risk of these diseases are related directly to dietary choices made.
Risk factors of metabolic syndrome include:
- Central obesity (fat around the stomach).
- Elevated triglycerides (fats) and LDL cholesterol (bad) in the blood
- Low levels of HDL cholesterol (good) in the blood
- High blood pressure or hypertension
- Insulin resistance or altered blood glucose levels
Metabolic syndrome can have genetic links, however, the choices that we make through lifestyle, dietary and exercise can influence whether or not we develop metabolic syndrome and can dictate whether we can overcome its health effects.
Those with metabolic syndrome have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes heart disease and stroke.
Nutritionist Danielle is equipped to work with you to empower you to make the steps you need to reduce your risk of developing such life-threatening conditions or can work to devise a plan with you to help overcome these conditions if you have already been diagnosed. Step by step, Danielle can support, encourage and educate you in order to set yourself up for a healthy lifestyle that becomes second nature – CALL NOW