Episode 222: All About Type 2 Diabetes (Part 1)

June 1, 2022

13% of the adult population is diabetic, and 90-95% of those cases are Type 2. In addition, one-third of the US population is prediabetic, meaning their health markers are getting dangerously close to a diabetes diagnosis. Half of those with a prediabetes diagnosis will develop Type 2 Diabetes within the next 5 years.

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Episode Overview

Hey everyone! Over the next two weeks, we’re diving into Type 2 Diabetes. 13% of the adult population is diabetic, and 90-95% of those cases are Type 2. In addition, one-third of the US population is prediabetic, meaning their health markers are getting dangerously close to a diabetes diagnosis. Half of those with a prediabetes diagnosis will develop Type 2 Diabetes within the next 5 years.

So this stuff is important!

Today we’re talking with Jen’s sister Janelle, a Registered Nurse and very recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Join us as we discuss what Type 2 diabetes is, dispel some myths, and help you assess your own risk factors.

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Key Points

  • What is diabetes?
  • The impacts of diabetes
  • Associated risk factors
  • How to assess yourself

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ChelseyLoveYYC

10/10 Recommend to family, friends, & clients 

Sound advice, presented in an easy to understand, approachable way. As a woman, mom, wife, daughter, friend, and Registered Dietitian - I recommend this podcast to everyone including my clients. I'm a huge fan of Balance365.  Keep it up ladies! Your friend, @dietitianchels :)

beckyvb

Outlook shifted 

Since listening to this podcast (and being part of the Facebook group(s) of B365), my whole outlook on myself, my body, my wellness, my worth has changed for the better. I thank these ladies for showing me another way to be in this world. I no longer obsess over my weight or food. I very much look forward to each podcast released!

Rawksanne

My Morning Coffee Date 

Especially in 2020, having a little positivity is so important. Every time I listen to this podcast, not only do I have a smile on my face, I discover something about myself. And I consider myself to have a whole hell of a lot of self-awareness to begin with! It's almost cliche to say this now but it truly feels like you're having coffee with girlfriends!