How Functional Medicine Can Treat Type 2 Diabetes

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If you could prevent or reverse Type 2 Diabetes, would you take the necessary steps? Most people would, and for many people, this task is attempted by taking medication, such as Metformin or Glipizide that helps the body lower the blood sugar. These popular medications have devastating side effects for some. What if you could solve this problem without medication? This is possible with functional medicine. It is possible to control blood sugar and reverse the effects of diabetes without medication.

 

What is Functional Medicine?

 

When you choose to work with a functional medicine specialist, a doctor will look to correct the root causes of the disease rather than treat the symptom

 

 

Treatment for Diabetes

To help you treat and manage your diabetes, your doctor will look at things like:

  • Inflammation

  • Vitamin Deficiencies

  • Cortisol

  • Liver Health

  • Thyroid Hormones

  • Adrenal Gland Health

From that point, the treatment will focus on curing the causes of diabetes as well as managing your blood sugar level, which includes:

  • Creating a Healthy Diet

  • Developing an Exercise Plan

  • Managing Stress

  • Detoxifying

Your doctor will work with you to create an individualized plan that will provide personalized results. They will counsel you on reducing stress which can worsen and accelerate the complications of Type 2 Diabetes. Next, diagnosing the root cause of your Type 2 Diabetes will be a priority.

 

How the Treatment Helps

Type 2 Diabetes is the result of the body not being able to process insulin properly. Things like diet, lack of exercise, stress, and toxins will increase the insulin resistance of the body. Whereas eating properly, reducing stress, reducing inflammation, and exercising can help the body lower blood sugar use insulin better.

 

Your diet can be improved by eating smaller, more frequent meals rather than skipping meals or eating large meals. This will help keep your blood sugar from spiking or dropping. Eating processed and high-fat foods lead to inflammation, which can increase insulin resistance. In addition, food sensitivities can cause inflammation; knowing if you have a sensitivity is essential to treatment.

In the same way, your plan will include exercise since it burns calories and fat, helping you lose weight, which helps reduce inflammation and insulin resistance. Exercise also helps the body process blood sugar. Another area of treatment will include reducing stress, which helps aid in insulin resistance and raises blood sugar.

 

Get the Help You Need Today

Learn how you can treat your diabetes and reduce or eliminate your need for medication. Contact us today for an appointment to find out we can create a management plan that can reverse or cure your diabetes. Let us help you today.