According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 29 million Americans have diabetes, in addition to an additional 86 million that have prediabetes, many of which have no idea. This is, of course, due to high blood sugar levels. When patients come to you with a concern, it’s important to walk them through a few important points regarding blood sugar levels to help them understand and keep their levels in check.
Talk about how blood sugar levels affect the body. Your patients likely are aware that sugary products aren’t good for their body, but they may not know the science behind it. Before diving into how to help manage blood sugar levels, it is important for your patient to understand the why a healthy blood sugar level is important.
Discuss the risks of high blood sugar. If your patient is concerned or is showing reason to be concerned regarding their blood sugar levels, walk them through the risks. Inform them on the range of risks such as diabetes, a weaker immune system, poor circulation, and even heart attack.
Discuss how the foods we consume affects blood sugar. Most people know that the foods they consume affect their body, but many people don’t quite understand how it affects their blood sugar levels. Here are the two important points to touch on:
Suggest ways to help manage blood sugar levels. There are a handful of lifestyle changes small and large that can be suggested to your patient to help manage their blood sugar level and overall health. We recommend that you start by mentioning these four:
Talking to patients about healthy blood sugar levels can be a life changing discussion. In addition to the talking points above, a supplement containing ChromeMate® can help patients keep blood sugar levels under control. Learn more about ChromeMate® by calling 1-800-783-4636 or on our website.
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