As the number one Worcester gym, Fastwitch Fitness understands the importance of recognizing its members as a whole person instead of a muscle-building individual. While fitness is an integral part of total wellness, nutrition is equally important. With November being National Diabetes Month, our team is taking a moment to focus on this all too common and crippling disease.


Nothing but facts.

Everyone is aware of diabetes, but not too many are aware of the hard facts. So, here are a few eye-openers in understanding how serious and deadly this disease can be.


  • More than 34 million people in the United States have diabetes.
  • Of those, 1 in 5 don’t know they have this disease.
  • Over 88 million adults have prediabetes.
  • Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States
  • There are two types of diabetes: 1 and 2.
  • Type 2 diabetes accounts for nearly 95% of all diagnosed cases and is most common in adults.
  • Type 1 diabetes is thought to be caused by an immune reaction and is most common in children.
  • In the past 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than doubled.


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Diabetes Symptoms

According to the American Diabetes Association, there are typical symptoms of type 1 diabetes. However, some people with diabetes have such mild symptoms that the disease goes unnoticed.


  • Frequent urination
  • Extreme thirst
  • Hunger even though you’re eating
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Blurry vision
  • Slow healing cuts or bruises
  • Irregular weight loss


Early detection and treatment of diabetes are crucial in decreasing the risk of further diabetes complications.  


Fitness and Nutrition

Fitness and nutrition go hand in hand with controlling diabetes. Because both strength and aerobic exercise can affect the body’s blood sugar levels, incorporating the two, even at the most minor levels, can make a significant difference. Fitness and the nutritional choices you make assist in controlling and possibly even putting your diabetes into remission. A healthy lifestyle is crucial for anyone, but especially those fighting diabetes.


worcester gymFastwitch Fitness is more than your typical gym. Instead, we are a team dedicated to assisting you through your wellness journey. For more information, please get in touch with us today at 603.821.9168.