Episode 2: Preventative Health Simplified

The first episode kicked off introducing ourselves – who we are as critical care nurses – and why we care so much about preventative health.

Listen directly from the itunes app by following this link:

CCP Episode 002 – available as iTunes podcast

In this episode, we do our best to simplify the definition of preventative health and discuss simple lifestyle changes you can make to SIMPLIFY your daily life. Prevention should improve your overall health – without overcomplicating your life.

Here’s the New York Times article that fueled this discussion, it’s titled ‘Preventive Care Saves Money? Sorry, It’s Too Good to Be True’ … We share our opinions around it within this episode. (( spoiler alert – we don’t agree.))

Prevention starts with you.

You’re responsible for your health.

We truly believe this.

Here are a few other facts we shared during the episode, sourced from NIH.gov

– 33.9% of adults 18 and older in the US are pre-diabetec

– by 2050 1 out of every 3 americans will be diabetic

– Serum Hemoglobin a1c  of 5.7-6.4 is considered pre-diabetic

– Serum Hemoglobin a1c of 6.5 or greater is diabetic

– Serum fasting glucose less than 100 is considered normal

– Serum fasting glucose of 100-125 is considered pre-diabetic

– 2 in 3 American adults (70.2 percent) are considered to be overweight or have obesity

Thank you for listening.

Laura Gluck BSN, RN, CCRN

Briana Reesing BSN, RN, CEN, MICN

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