November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and we’d like to take the time to recognize those living with the disease. According to the American Diabetes Association, at least 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes each year. Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. This can also be called hyperglycemia. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, and the type typically found in adults. Once diagnosed, there are many steps that need to be taken to adjust your lifestyle in order to live with this disease. These steps include carefully choosing what, how much and when to eat, getting active, and losing weight to lower your blood sugar.

A nutritious diet is the key to living a healthy lifestyle and controlling your diabetes. Additionally, when you have diabetes, being overweight or obese increases your risk for complications. Losing just a few pounds through exercise and eating well can help with your diabetes control and can reduce your risk for other health problems. Losing weight in a healthy way and keeping the weight off are two of the best things you can do to control and conquer your diabetes.

For those that lose significant amounts of weight, you may be dealing with excess skin or stubborn fat sticking to certain areas of your body. Our procedures are not proven medical treatments for diabetes, but can help those who have recently lost weight and are looking to feel more at home in their bodies. Our body lift procedure is ideal for people who have lost considerable weight. This cosmetic procedure is typically a combination of a couple of techniques like liposuction and tummy tucks, utilized to remove excess fat and sagging skin to provide a refreshed, toned, and ideally proportioned frame. Suitable for both men and women, a body lift can help you regain confidence and restore your youthful appearance after significant weight loss. If you think you may be a candidate for a body lift procedure, please call us at (404) 257-9888 today.

A procedure is a big decision, likely to be made after a long tenure of healthy choices and improvements have been made to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It’s important to remember that the first steps to a healthy lifestyle start with education and small changes. You can visit the American Diabetes Association website for more information on detection and treatment of the disease.