PreDiabetes Centers Uses Wearable Health Technology in Diabetes Prevention

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Self-Monitoring fitness device can track important health data in prediabetes treatment.

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PreDiabetes Centers uses a fitness-tracking device in the 12-month comprehensive treatment program.

Fitbit is used devoutly by many clients enrolled in the program.

PreDiabetes Centers rides the growing trend of wearable health technology, offering clients a wearable fitness device to track personal health data. PreDiabetes Centers is the nation’s top authority on the detection and treatment of prediabetes, and strives to stay on the cutting-edge of health and wellness.

Wearable heath devices are a top health trend for 2014, as seen in the explosion of health contraptions recently debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Wearable health devices can track everything from fitness and lifestyle activities to diet and sleep habits.

Having recognized the value of body-monitoring devices early on, PreDiabetes Centers gives each client enrolled in the treatment program a Fitbit, a fitness-tracking device worn discreetly on the body that can monitor the amount of steps taken, distance travelled and calories burned.

Being knowledgeable about one’s physical activity level is the first step toward getting fit. A self-tracking device like Fitbit can be a helpful tool for clients to monitor their personal fitness and dietary goals.

“[Fitbit] is used devoutly by many clients enrolled in the program,” says Tanja Burkinshaw, a health coach at the PreDiabetes Center of Austin.

However, using high-tech apparatuses may not be for everyone. Burkinshaw says that some people prefer to track their fitness without it.

“Still, [Fitbit] is a useful tool that’s available to them!” she says.

Regular exercise is an important part of an overall prediabetes treatment plan. All PreDiabetes Centers clients receive a Personalized Fitness Plan and one-on-one sessions with a fitness trainer.

The company targets all aspects of wellness to treat prediabetes, a condition that affects 1 in 4 Americans. Combined with an advanced dietary plan, custom nutraceutical regimen and treatment for underlying health conditions, the 12-month program has successfully helped clients reverse the progression to diabetes.

To help people learn if they are at risk for diabetes, PreDiabetes Centers offers a free advanced blood test that examines many in-depth biomarkers, or chemicals and proteins in the blood, that can indicate the presence of prediabetes.

PreDiabetes Centers is a privately owned company based in Austin, Texas, that specializes in the prevention of diabetes. Treatment at the Center is customized for each client and is based on physician-directed care and lifestyle intervention. The Company uses cutting-edge biomarker tests throughout the personalized program to ensure that metabolic processes in the body related to prediabetes are being reversed.

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