In 2017, the largest contributor to health care costs are diabetes and it's precursor, which is being of above-average weight. According to the Centers for Disease Control", "Obesity currently is the second leading cause of preventable death and will soon surpass cigarette smoking, the leading cause".
Many people such as health insurers and governments at all levels are looking to help people improve their habits, and are putting incentives behind it. The Lark Coach is a revolutionary nurse-coach who chats with you and coaches you through an easy mobile app. She is free to use and comes with a FitBit and phone-connected weight scale.
Are you looking for ways to get healthier? Is it just that you want to eat better or that you want to be more active? What about sleeping better? Your partner in these things is your Lark Coach, who will be by your side 24/7 as she is for over 1 million other Americans.
If you have a body mass index of 27 or more – roughly equivalent to being over 140lbs as a female or 200lbs as an average height man, then you are at a high risk of pre-diabetes, and may even have it (86 million Americans have pre-diabetes, but only 9 million know they have it!)
If you progress from pre-diabetes to diabetes, your health will really deteriorate. You’ll have less energy and a shorter life! The Lark Coach is the most innovative thing to happen to health in years. Lark was named the most Innovative Company in the World; Apple and Google named it “Top App” and “Best of 2016” as well.
We recommend taking advantage of this like so:
Use the link below to get the "Lark Coach" app;
The app will open and you'll be prompted to indicate your basic eligibility information.
If you qualify, you'll find out and we'll activate the free health Coach + send you the FitBit, scale, and more.
Prescription medications can often help manage chronic diseases, but their drawbacks can include high upfront costs, side effects or complications, and lack of effectiveness due to low adherence. Lifestyle changes are known to lower risk for and help control many chronic conditions.
Taking a multivitamin is one simple move you can make for your health and diabetes management. Your multivitamin supplement can provide nutrients that your body needs for regular function and that are essential for blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity.
Diabetes may be a chronic condition that changes your life, but the course of diabetes can be changed. All kinds of factors affect your blood sugar, your risk for diabetes complications, and whether you get related conditions. Using Lark Diabetes Care can impact your diabetes and health, so great job getting started!
Smoothies can be a great choice if they help you lose weight because any extra pounds that you are carrying around may be raising your blood sugar levels. Still, it can be harder to lose weight drinking smoothies than eating whole foods. Smoothies can quickly become high-calorie, and they are faster to drink than, say, munching your way through a green salad, some chicken, and an apple.
Since diabetes is a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism, are carbohydrates safe to eat? Should you follow an ultra-low-carb, ketogenic diet? Or are healthy carbs okay in moderation? Can you lose weight while eating carbs?
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. November, 2018. Will it be the month that saves your life? Will it save your family members and friends? It may turn out to be a life-saving for millions of Americans because November is National Diabetes Awareness Month.
One of the signs of high blood sugar is weight loss. That can be surprising, since weight loss is usually a good thing for general health and for preventing type 2 diabetes. If you are overweight, losing a few pounds can not only lower risk for heart disease, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s. It can also lower your blood sugar levels if you have diabetes or prediabetes.
A flurry of thoughts is likely to rush through your head if you find out that you are prediabetic. Almost sure to be among them is, “Can I prevent diabetes?” For most people, the answer is a resounding, “Yes!”
Exercise lowers blood sugar and glycated hemoglobin (A1C) levels to manage diabetes and reduce the risk of complications lower the risk of complications.
Your blood sugar, or blood glucose, is an important measure of your health. Normally, your body can control your blood glucose so that it stays within healthy levels, but your blood sugar goes awry in diabetes. It is often too high (hyperglycemia), and sometimes too low (hypoglycemia).