Prediabetic? Go to Sleep Earlier!

One in three people in the United States are living with a condition known as prediabetes, a level of insulin resistance often leads to full-blown diabetes. Diabetes wreaks havoc on almost every part of the body, and the complications associated with it include some of the most serious and illnesses, including heart disease and stroke.

Although such a high percentage of people have prediabetes, a shocking 90% of are unaware they have it. Although their blood sugar levels do not meet the levels required for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, their risk of stroke and heart disease is still far higher than people who do not have prediabetes.

The correlation between overweight and diabetes is well known, but what is less commonly known is that insufficient sleep is also a risk factor for both obesity and diabetes. Getting enough sleep is not quite enough. A recent study in the journal Frontiers in Endocrinology showed that being a night owl is an independent risk factor, both for becoming overweight and for developing type 2 diabetes.

Atlantic Coast Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is a beautiful nursing home and rehab center, situated on beautifully landscaped grounds. Atlantic Coast provides the comfortable and pleasant living experience that is essential to ensuring optimal clinical outcomes. We have strived to create an environment and program that truly enhances quality of life, thus promoting recuperation, health, and well-being.

Our modern facility features spacious living spaces that are impeccably decorated and furnished. Our residents are pampered with the finest amenities, including free WIFI, flat screen cable television and state-of-the-art mechanical beds for individualized comfort.

Our master chef and the entire staff of culinary experts prepare delicious meals to please even the most discerning palates. Our meals are not only delicious, they are also elegantly served, using fine china and utensils. In addition, we have a registered dietician to supervise the process to ensure that all meals conform to the individual dietary restrictions and requirements for every resident.

At Atlantic Coast, our goal is to offer recreational activities that stimulate both mind and body. We fashion each day’s recreation schedule with the primary purpose of encouraging social interaction and promoting physical health and fitness. To accommodate different interests and personal preferences, our Activities Director designs flexible schedules, with a variety of stimulating and engaging activity options.

Atlantic Coast is conveniently located in scenic Lakewood, NJ, close to major medical centers and just minutes from area highways.

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