Thursday, April 16, 2015


After having not seen my friend Robbie for several years, she came to my house for a group Pilates session.  I noticed a change in Robbie for the better.  Later she shared with me her story. During her annual doctors appointment she was told she was pre-diabetic.  Her
physician instructed her to walk for an hour a day, five days a week and to lose 25 pounds. Pretty clear! She had a mission.  At that time Robbie had a full time job so she didn't have a lot of frivolous time.  She was up early before work, walked an hour, managed her weight and lost 25 pounds.  She did not want to go down the road to diabetes. The CDC reports that 86 million people in the US have pre-diabetes. Twenty nine million have diabetes  with one in four unaware of their illness.  Pre-diabetes means that blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed diabetes. Type II diabetes is highly preventable with exercise and weight management. The CDC reports that without taking the right path, 30% of the pre-diabetic will have diabetes in 5 years.  Choose wisely.

Resource:, American Diabetic Association Official website