Preventive health is on the rise. As people seek to improve their overall health and wellness by making better choices, the popularity of preventative measures is growing. Our health is one of the most precious and important assets we have – which is why we must safeguard and nourish it.

We all want longer, healthier, more independent lives – for ourselves and our loved ones. Good physical and mental health are thus central to our happiness and well-being. It enables us to engage fully with the things that matter most in life.

Preventing problems before they arise

The idea that “prevention is better than cure” is something that we at Sigrid wholeheartedly support. More than 95% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. This type of diabetes is primarily the result of excess body weight and physical inactivity.

Prevention is the key, and at Sigrid, we aim to help you with exactly that.

Through empowerment, support and positivity, we aspire to build a community that shares the same vision of and aspiration for a life free from metabolic diseases and chronic suffering.

Increasing prediabetes awareness

The prevalence of prediabetes is increasing rapidly in all parts of the world. This serious medical condition is characterized by higher-than-normal blood sugar levels, which are still not high enough to be classified as full-blown type 2 diabetes. 

Progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes can be prevented if intervention is initiated at an early point. Making preventative measures readily available is therefore crucial to halting diabetes from increasing further in our communities and helping avoid a diabetes epidemic in the future.

There are no clear symptoms from having prediabetes, but there are some risk factors that you can look out for:

  • Age 45 or older
  • Family history of type 2 diabetes
  • Overweight
  • Physical inactivity
  • High blood pressure
  • Low HDL cholesterol and/or high triglyceride
  • History of gestational diabetes

What you can do

Are you interested in learning more about prediabetes and preventative measures?

Check out this video and listen to Sigrid’s professor Tore Bengtsson share his knowledge about prediabetes.