The Center For Metabolic Wellness
At the Center For Metabolic Wellness, we believe it’s essential to invest in your health in order to enjoy a life full of joy, gratitude, and satisfaction. It’s this belief that guides our approach, including our services, teachings and treatments. At The Center For Metabolic Wellness, we focus on helping clients improve their health, and teach them tools to ensure they can maintain it too. At The Center For Metabolic Wellness, we pride ourselves on the ability to change and impact lives in a healthy way. We do so by offering a variety of services to help all of our clients achieve healthier bodies and minds. Curious to find out more? Get in touch with a member of our team today.
Need help losing weight & getting healthy?
We offer Complete Weight Management evaluation & management and help identify individuals with insulin resistance, prediabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease risk. Earlier recognition of risk, including hidden risk, means earlier intervention to stop or delay the progression to diabetes before it becomes more complex to manage. Being overweight or obese is strongly associated with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. Recent studies have suggested that adipose tissue may play a critical role in developing these conditions and their complications through the secretion of various bioactive molecules referred to as adipokines. Especially adiponectin and leptin. Diminished adiponectin levels have been associated with the increased prevalence of obesity-linked cardiovascular diseases, including ischemic heart disease and peripheral artery disease. Leptin is produced primarily by white adipose tissue and blood levels correlated with body fat stores. Increased leptin levels stimulate the central nervous system to reduce appetite and increase energy expenditure. Leptin is thought to play a vital role in the body’s response to food deprivation or starvation. Obesity is most commonly associated with elevated leptin levels. This increase is thought to be due to a resistance to leptin, similar to insulin resistance often seen with obesity.
Who should be screened for Prediabetes or Diabetes?
• All 45 years of age or older
• All overweight or obese (BMI greater than or equal to 25 kg/m² or greater than or equal to 23 kg/m² in Asian Americans) adults of any age with one or more of the following risk factors:
- If you have 1st degree relative with diabetes
- High risk race/ethnicity (eg, African American, Latino, Native American, Asian American, Pacific Islander)
- Personal history of Heart Disease
- Personal history of Hypertension or on therapy for hypertension
- If HDL-C value < 35 mg/dL and/or triglyceride value > 250 mg/dL
- History of Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Physical inactivity
- Conditions associated with insulin resistance (eg, severe obesity, acanthosis nigrans)
Prediabetes refers to impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance. It is characterized by glucose levels that are higher than normal but not elevated enough to be diagnostic of diabetes. Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that an estimated 86 million adults in the US had prediabetes in 2012. Usually, those who have prediabetes do not have any symptoms. However, if no action is taken to lower their glucose level, they are at an increased risk of developing diabetes within about ten years. The early detection of risk factors, including hidden risks, equates to a more timely intervention to stop or delay the progression to diabetes before it becomes more complex to manage. We help identify individuals with insulin resistance, prediabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease risk. In addition to comprehensive evaluation, we also offer markers for for inflammation and oxidative stress.