If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood sugar, it means you’ve got high levels of glucose in your blood. Our bodies make glucose from the food we eat. We use it to transport energy to our cells, via our bloodstream.

High levels of glucose increase your risk of diabetes, stroke and heart disease.

However, high levels of glucose don’t have to mean diabetes or stroke.

They’re a warning sign your lifestyle and diet are putting you on the road to diabetes – and they can be a big opportunity to fight back.

Your doctor can help reverse high blood sugar

Prediabetes is high blood sugar levels, not yet high enough to be diabetes.

The good news is that prediabetes is reversible.

The simple combination of achieving a healthy weight, eating a better diet and getting regular exercise can be your best bet for reducing high blood sugar levels.

Changing your lifestyle will be one of the most successful and beneficial things you’ll ever do. You’ll see positive effects in every aspect of your life. It will help with high blood sugar levels, and it will make you healthier – both physically and mentally.

Botany GP advises: Exercise & diet can lower high blood sugar

Regular exercise promotes lower rates of risk to almost every health condition there is, but your doctor understands that it can be hard to take the first step – and at times, it can be difficult to maintain the momentum an initial diagnosis creates.

It’s a great idea to consult your GP when you make a change. We all benefit from having good advice and if we’ve not exercised for a long time, getting a check-up before we start is advised.

Botany Medical and urgent care is perfectly placed to help you make a positive change. Once we’ve checked you over, start with thirty minutes of exercise a few times a week.

We can put you in touch with a dietician, who’ll bust through the myths. When it comes to changing your diet, good advice is key.

Your Local South Auckland Doctor – we’re with you on the journey

With the help of a medical professional, you are far more likely to succeed. Things are always easier with a bit of information and encouragement. When things get hard – just talking issues or problems through can be a great boost to go again.

A prediabetes diagnosis of high blood sugar is not a disaster. It’s an opportunity to reverse your chances of permanent illness. Your local family GP in Botany is here to help you – by getting you the help you need to succeed.

Call Botany Medical & Urgent Care today on 09 2801790.

Let’s beat high blood sugar together.