November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. According to statistics, more than 29 million Americans in the United States have diabetes. Of those, more than 8 million may be undiagnosed and unaware of their condition. Dr. Suzan Saber discusses what you can do if you have been told you have pre-diabetes.
Dr. Suzan Saber
Rochester Regional Health
Q: My doctor told me my blood sugar is elevated and I have pre-diabetes; does that mean I’m going to get diabetes?
A: People with pre-diabetes are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Encouragingly research shows dietary and lifestyle change may successfully bring blood sugars back down into the non-diabetes range and avoid a diabetes diagnosis.
Research shows the following two things are effective in preventing diabetes:
Weight Loss: A 7% weight loss if you are overweight (for most people between 10-20 pounds)
Physical Activity: 150 minutes/week of moderate paced activity (for example walking for 30 minutes five times per week)
Friday, November 30, 2018
Rochester Regional Health has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, ACM Global Laboratories, has hired Brian Wright to lead ACM Global.Read News Article
Thursday, November 29, 2018
For the third time, Rochester General Hospital has received accreditation from the Surgical Review Corp as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG).Read News Article