Diabetes is an illness related to elevated blood sugar levels. “With type 2 diabetes, your body either resists the effects of insulin – a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into your cells – or doesn’t produce enough insulin to maintain a normal glucose level.” However, 8.1 million individuals might be undiagnosed or unaware of their condition. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. In fact, according to Forbes, nearly “50% of adults living in the U.S. have diabetes or pre-diabetes, a condition where a person already has elevated blood sugar and is at risk to develop diabetes.”
The underlying causes and risk factors for type 2 diabetes include: poor diet and eating habits, obesity, physical inactivity, smoking, chronic stress, high blood pressure, high levels of inflammation, hormone conditions, certain medications, and more.
When it comes to symptoms of type 2 diabetes, an individual might experience frequent urination, sores or cuts that won’t heal, foot pain and/or numbness, increased thirst or a dry mouth, easy weight gain with the inability to lose weight, feeling hungry all of the time, and blurred vision.
The good news is that by looking at the contributing factors causing the insulin resistance, the symptoms and effects of diabetes 2 can be reversed naturally by addressing the causes so the body can reverse its resistance to insulin.
Here are some of the ways we work with individuals with type 2 diabetes at Modern Holistic Health:
We acquire data to discover all contributing factors that could be causing type 2 diabetes. These include: a Functional Blood chemistry analysis, hormone testing, genetic testing, and collecting details on the patient’s food choices and lifestyle habits.
We support them through dietary changes. Foods that may be removed or limited include: certain grains, gluten, alcohol, dairy, sugar, etc.
We make food choice changes and add beneficial foods to the diets of our patients that include: non-GMO organic protein from plant sources, healthy fats, foods low on the glycemic index, and foods high in magnesium, chromium, and fiber.
We work with individuals on supplements that will support their insulin sensitivity.
We work with them on a meal and exercise plan to make the needed lifestyle adjustments.
We perform follow-up blood and hormone labs (when indicated) to monitor the reversal of the insulin resistance.
Do you have additional questions about type 2 diabetes and how we might support you? Contact us here.