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PreD Hosts Free Diabetes Screening and Group Consultation at Local Company

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Employees Received Their Diabetes Screening Results in a Convenient, Lunch-Hour Presentation

Can you imagine anything more convenient and stress-free than staying on top of your health and being tested for diabetes while at work?

Well, we’re proud to offer that to companies in Austin and the surrounding area!

A couple of weeks ago we hosted a free diabetes screening to employees at a major Austin-area tech company.

Prior to the diabetes blood screening, PreDiabetes Centers Medical Director Alan Hopkins, MD, gave a presentation for employees—discussing the risk factors and complications of diabetes—and encouraged them to sign up for free diabetes screening.

A week later we returned and screened more than 70 employees!

Seven days after that, we visited the company once again to give employees their test results in a group consultation.

As employees viewed their private results in the folder presented to them, Dr. Hopkins explained what measures of each biomarker mean for a person’s health and risk for diabetes. Employees had the opportunity to talk one-on-one with our health coach/RNs as well as Dr. Hopkins.

Every employee left the presentation with an in-depth understanding of their metabolic health and personal risk for diabetes. Armed with knowledge of their health, many took positive health action and signed up for integrated, concierge prediabetes treatment!

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The PreDiabetes Centers diabetes blood screening looks at several biomarkers associated with prediabetes and diabetes, including fasting blood glucose, hemoglobin A1c, insulin, C-reactive protein, thyroid hormones, testosterone, lipids, HOMA-IR, and vitamin B12. Screening for these biomarkers individually could cost as much as $800, but PreDiabetes Centers provides this testing at no cost whatsoever to the employer or employee.

Learn more about the Diabetes Education and Screening Program.

PreDiabetes Centers Presents at Awesome Lunch & Learn with American Diabetes Association

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Free Diabetes Screening Extended to Employees at Local Austin Company

We swung by another Austin-area company today and hosted a diabetes-prevention Lunch & Learn for a bunch of hardworking employees! In partnership with the American Diabetes Association, we’ve been able to get the word out about the importance of screening and host advanced diabetes screenings at the company workplace.

Dr. Hopkins spoke about the long-term health complications associated with a diabetes diagnosis (like damage to the pancreas, heart disease, stroke) and urged people to be screened for diabetes. (If you catch the disease in its early stages, during the prediabetes stage, it’s still reversible!) An ADA dietitian helped explain the importance of nutrition and how to eat a healthful diet rich in nutrients, whole grains and complex carbohydrates.

Here’s what the crowd feasted on at today’s Lunch & Learn…

 

Fiesta salad with lean beef, bell peppers, salsa fresca, tomatoes, feta cheese, and quinoa. (Eating nutritiously doesn’t have to be a drag&emdash;it’s actually deliciously simple!)

Companies interested in hosting a free Diabetes Education and Blood Screening for their employees can email corporate@prediabetescenters.com or call (512) 623-4971.

It’s American Heart Month! Diabetes Can Hurt Heart Health

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Protect Your Ticker: 25% Off PreD Cardio Health

heart-month-prIt’s February–a time for expressions of love (Valentine’s Day, duh!) and discussions of all things related to the heart.

That brings us to heart disease–also known as cardiovascular disease–which is a range of conditions that affect the heart, including coronary artery disease (blood vessel disease), arrhythmias (heart rhythm problems), and narrow or blocked blood vessels that lead to heart attack, chest pain or stroke. It’s the No. 1 killer in the U.S., claiming about 1 million lives each year.

If you have prediabetes or diabetes, you’re at increased for heart problems. This is because the traits and medical conditions that lead to diabetes also lead to heart disease, such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Learn more about the link between heart disease and diabetes.

You could have prediabetes or diabetes and not even know it, since symptoms come on so gradually over time they’re easy to miss. If you have the condition, it’s important that you treat it (and prevent the development of full-blown diabetes if you can) in order to prevent long-term complications, including heart problems.

Take care of your ticker and get tested for prediabetes and diabetes today!

Are you unsure if you’re at risk for diabetes? Find out now.

To help promote heart health, we’re offering 25% off PreD Cardio Health at The PreD Store! Use coupon code HEART25 at checkout.

Stick to Your Diet with This Healthfully Indulgent Super Bowl Dip

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Our Football Dip with Roasted Veggies Will Knock Your Socks Off!

Indian-Green-Masala-DipIt’s Super Bowl Weekend: Bring on the cheesy, calorie-high dips and snacks!

Oh, wait: You’re prediabetic. That means you should probably choose foods carefully, avoiding nutrient-poor foods and reaching for whole, unprocessed foods as much as possible.

If you want a tasty snack to munch on this Sunday, opt for our crazily delicious Indian Green Masala Dip. The dip’s garbanzo beans make it decadently creamy while the Indian spice and spinach endow it with incredible color. Served with roasted cauliflower, red potatoes and baby carrots, this dish is grabbable and easy to much on all afternoon and evening long.

Trust us, this healthy dip with roasted veggies will wow your guests. They’re sure to congratulate you on being an all-star, nutrition-happy home chef!

To make the roasted veggies: Simply place cauliflower florets, sliced or chunked red potatoes and baby carrots on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

And here’s the recipe for Indian Green Masala Dip.

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