Very early in my Personal Training career, I had a client who was living with Type II Diabetes. He was in his 60s, super nice, but he was struggling with complications that come with Type II Diabetes.
He wasn’t enjoying his Golden Years. He shuffled because he couldn’t see well and couldn’t feel his feet. He wore velcro sneakers because he had lost feeling in his hands and couldn’t tie shoe laces. He had already had a heart attack. And he wasn’t really old! He just seemed old because he had such poor health.
One time he came to me with a ‘funny story’. He had put his sneakers on one morning. When he went to take them off hours later his wife noticed he had blood all over his socks. When they looked closer, taking off his socks, they noticed something REALLY scary. He had left a WHOLE SET of keys in his shoes. He had spent hours walking around with a set of car keys in his shoes, cutting up his feet to the point where he was bleeding. And he had no idea because his diabetes caused poor circulation and numb feet.
People living with Type II Diabetes often suffer from diabetic neuropathy ~ causing loss of circulation and feeling to the feet. Increasing risk of infection and limb amputation.
And all this begins with Metabolic Syndrome (aka Syndrome X). Metabolic Syndrome can be a precursor to Type II Diabetes. Both Metabolic Syndrome AND Type II Diabetes are REVERSIBLE.
With proper education, focus, and determination Metabolic Syndrome and Type II Diabetes are REVERSIBLE.
Are you at risk?
I’ll get back to you with your results.
See you soon!
~ June Melia; MS Athletic Training
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach
IIN Certified Health Coach