Diabetes is an epidemic that more than 26 million Americans are plagued with every day. Typically brought on by blood sugar dysregulation that impacts how you metabolize sugar, this disease directly increases your risk for heart disease, Alzheimer’s, cancer, hormone imbalance, depression, insomnia and obesity.
Diabetes will often go undiagnosed until the symptoms are severe. You could be experiencing pre-diabetes or diabetes if you experience unusual weight gain, excessive thirst, blurred vision, frequent infections, extreme hunger even after eating, irritability, blood sugar handling issues, chronic fatigue, low or high blood pressure and numbness and tingling in hands and feet.
For many, once diagnosed, this disease can feel like a life sentence.
Knowledge is Power
There are Two Types of Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is non insulin dependent diabetes. Insulin affects the way your body metabolizes sugar (glucose), which is the body’s main source of fuel. Type 2 diabetes can be preventable, but is increasing in our population due to the increase of people being overweight. In Type 2 Diabetes your body is either resistant to the effects of insulin, or your body does not make enough insulin maintain normal glucose levels. This condition affects about 90 percent of diabetics defined as chronic high blood sugar or diet induced diabetes. Research has consistently shown that this type of diabetes can be successfully reduced or reversed by living a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a healthy diet.
Type 1 diabetes is juvenile onset diabetes, an autoimmune condition, occurring in a small percentage of the population. The immune system attacks the very cells that make insulin, therefore Type 1 diabetics have to supplement insulin for the rest of their life.
What is Insulin?
It is a hormone secreted by the pancreas to utilize blood glucose. Foods high in sugar and carbohydrates and chronic stress can imbalance blood glucose. Once the insulin has opened the door to the cell, the glucose can pass from the blood into the cell. Once inside the cell, glucose can be turned into energy or stored for future use.
What is Insulin Resistance?
Insulin Resistance occurs when insulin is not able to open the door to the cells for the glucose to enter. This “resistance” causes the pancreas to secrete additional insulin and glucose builds up in the blood resulting in high blood glucose or type 2 diabetes. Symptoms can be brain fog, fatigue, low blood sugar, jittery, moody, headaches, stomach feeling bloated, weight gain, fat storage, difficulty losing weight, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, obesity, depression, carbohydrate cravings and polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS.
What is Syndrome X?
Syndrome X is a term for many conditions occurring at the same time which are risk factors for heart disease associated with insulin resistance. These conditions are high triglycerides, low good cholesterol, elevated insulin levels, and high blood pressure.
What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?
In teens and women is often linked to insulin resistance. PCOS is a hormone disorder where the ovaries become enlarged and develop fluid-filled sacs called cysts. Women with PCOS either have irregular periods or their periods may have totally stopped. PCOS can also cause infertility.
Why Live Longer Medical is different…
At our office we address your health with a comprehensive and personalized approach. We provide you with a plan, a partnership and a promise that will get to the root cause of your blood sugar, pre-diabetes or diabetes problem.
Our approach will thoroughly evaluate the biochemical and lifestyle factors that are connected to proper blood sugar metabolism and insulin production. We provide functional testing for our patients to determine the underlying cause of the problem instead of just focusing on symptoms.
By listening to your story and running the right testing we are able to offer you a very unique opportunity to get better. Our goal is to work with you to develop an easy to follow, life-long, strategy that can reduce your dependence on medication and help you thrive..
At Live Longer Medical, You Can Expect an Integrative Approach that WORKS
Our goal is to provide a solution, not a band-aid. If you have diabetes, we will work with you to offer a lifestyle plan to help you reduce your disease risk and optimize your health.
We offer a variety of testing to determine the source of what is driving the disease including: complete metabolic panel, HGBA1C, Leptin, C-Reactive Protein, Lp-PLA-2, and a Micronutrient Test.
When it comes to your health, we test – not guess, let the team at Live Longer Medical help you, REQUEST YOUR APPOINTMENT Today.