November is national diabetes month

According to the American Diabetes Association,
every year 1.5 million American are diagnosed with diabetes.  In 2015, 30.3 million adults had diabetes.  Out of that number, 23.1 million had been diagnosed and 7.2 million were un-diagnosed.  Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States.

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How to lower your risk

We’re glad you’re here to learn about how you can improve your health. You can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes with some simple steps. The resources on this page can help you learn how.

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Eating Patterns and Meal Planning

A meal plan should take into account your likes, dislikes and lifestyle. It should be a guide that will help you meet your personal weight and blood glucose goals.

Planning Meals

Learn more about Diabetes from the American Diabetes Association 

On top of the conventional treatments mentioned above, there are other treatments you can use to help control the disorder. Recent studies have shown that a daily soak for about 30 minutes in a hot tub can help lower blood sugar levels in diabetes patients and have even helped some patients lower the amount of medication they must take.

In study performed by Philip L. Hooper, MD, of the McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colorado and published in The New England Journal of Medicine, hot tub therapy helped a group of people suffering from type 2 diabetes lower their blood sugar levels, lose weight and improve their sleep patterns.

With a temperature in the hot tub set as high as 104 degrees Fahrenheit, the type 2 subjects sat in the hot tub with the water up to their shoulders for 30 minutes per day, six days a week for three weeks. After three weeks, the patients average blood glucose levels were lowered from 182 mg/dl to 159 mg/dl and the subjects had lost an average of 3.75 pounds.

So why does this work? According to researchers, the reason a soak in the hot tub is so effective is that it improves your heart rate and circulation and actually mimics a rigorous exercise routine. In addition, Hooper also believes that heat plays an important function as well.

Is it Safe? One of the biggest concerns diabetics have is safety when using a hot tub. Most diabetics suffer from numbness in their feet due to nerve damage and don’t realize when they are being burned.  Fortunately, most hot tubs won’t allow the temperature to get so hot you could actually be burned. However, if you are concerned, be sure to purchase and use a thermometer in your hot tub at all times.

The other danger that must be considered is the risk of blood sugar dropping too low. If you have just taken your medication and then jump into the hot tub, your blood sugar could drop much more quickly presenting a different set of dangers. It is best to schedule your hot tub soaks either before you have taken your medication or some time after you have taken it to be sure your blood sugar doesn’t plummet unexpectedly.

By: Swim University

*Always always consult your physician before excessive hot tubbing. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate exercise prescription. If you experience any pain or difficulty with these exercises, stop and consult your healthcare provider.

Recommended Product of the Month

SilkBalance

Available in 38 or 76 oz Bottles

You  can now enjoy soft water and skin, balanced pH and alkalinity, and odor-free water when you use SilkBalance, the once-per-week solution uniquely formulated for spa water.

  • Sparkling clear, soft, and pH-balanced water is essential to optimizing the benefits of soaking in a hot tub.
  • SilkBalance’s  is specifically designed not only to optimize the hot tub experience, but also eliminates the need for excessive chemicals.
  • It is safe and environmentally friendly and reduces the time and effort associated with using other system or chemicals.

SIMPLE, EASY TO USE:
Only seconds per week.  Simply measure and pour once a week.

November Events  ~

  • November 3: Carbondale’s “Dia De los Muertos” First Friday
  • November 23: Happy Turkey Day!
  • November 23: Snowmass & Aspen Mountain Opening Day
2017 Models

Order Deadline

November 15th
The manufacturer of our beautiful Caldera Spas & Endless Pools Fitness Systems will be closing their production of 2017 spa models from December 15th-January 9th.  All orders must be in by November 15th! 

Don’t worry, we will always have what is on our showroom floor for sale during that time, but recommend that you place your orders as soon as possible to improve your chances of receiving your preferred model and color combinations.

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