Your Diabetes Risk: You’re In Control | Midlife Women

As a midlife woman your diabetes risk increases as hormones change. This episode intends to help you realize that you are in control. We include what may be reminders for many of you, or new points of awareness for others. This may be for you or for loved ones struggling with insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, or diabetes.

In this episode I interview Dr. John Whyte, the Chief Medical Officer for WebMD, about his new book. Take Control of Your Diabetes Risk is available wherever books are sold and yet don’t go get it yet, tune into this episode. You’re going to love the simple tips reminding you of easy ways not to only avoid disease, but to feel better. 

Strength training to increase muscle which acts like a sponge for blood sugar. During Open Enrollment for the Flipping 50 Cafe you can gain access to made-for-menopause strength training programs and coaching from the leading hormone balancing fitness expert. 

Listen for the mic drop moment, followed by a comment we can each relate to all too well. 

We discuss some resources I’ll add to the show notes as well. 

My Guest: 

Dr. John White is the Chief Medical Officer, WebMD. In this role, he leads efforts to develop and expand strategic partnerships that  create meaningful change around important and timely public health issues. Prior to WebMD, he served as the director of professional affairs and stakeholder engagement at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

Questions we answer in this episode:

[02:30] why do we have a diabetes epidemic in the US? 

[05:26] knowing genetics play a small percent, are genetics largely to blame or is it something else? 

[08:28] is it possible to either reverse diabetes entirely, or only to prevent it from occurring if you’re at risk? 

are there issues specific to midlife women and diabetes?

[20:42] how do hormones play a role? 

what’s the role of stress in diabetes risk?  

what kinds of exercise choices do you find make the biggest difference?

[31:12] are there types of exercise that don’t help much at all specifically with diabetes and blood sugar?

Connect with Dr John Whyte:

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The book you’ll want for your library:

Resource mentioned in this episode: 

Continuous Glucose Monitor (for $25 off your first month, Rx not required): 

Other Episodes You May Like Related to Diabetes Risk:

How a Continuous Glucose Monitor Could Help Weight Loss:

My 30-Day Glucose Monitor Experiment: What Happened:

4 Ways Blood Sugar Could Halt Your Fat Burning and Weight Loss:

Join the Free Diabetes Summit Now (July 2022) 


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