If you or a loved one suffers from type 2 diabetes, you understand how overwhelming it can sometimes feel when you’re trying to effectively control it. Unfortunately, patients following a traditional model for care are often not given very many helpful guidelines to follow other than a specific diabetes diet and they’re told to exercise.

However, what if that diet isn’t working for them? What if they’re exercising regularly and not achieving any relief? Maybe they’re given medication, but sadly, diabetes medication only strives to lower blood sugar and not alleviate what caused the high blood sugar in the first place. This again leaves many patients with poor results.

Did you know that food sensitivities could be contributing to your type 2 diabetes? Food sensitivities cause inflammation in the body, which tends to aggravate diabetes. It’s important that you not only follow a healthy nutrition plan when you’re diabetic, but the right nutrition plan that is based on your specific needs.

The same goes for fitness. Exercise is a very important part of effectively managing type 2 diabetes. However, did you know that if you’re not exercising properly you could increase your risk for injury? Did you know that it’s possible to work out smarter, not harder and actually reduce the inflammation in your body? Again, it’s all about understanding the right fitness plan for your needs.

The good news is that there is a practitioner who can help you determine the right care plan that will help you control your type 2 diabetes and reclaim your health. This is a functional neurologist. This type of provider begins with comprehensive lab testing, as well as a thorough physical evaluation that is designed to show them the complete picture of your health. This helps them uncover exactly where imbalances are occurring and then they can determine how to properly correct them. Believe it or not, the root cause of diabetes is different for everyone, even though nutrition and lifestyle are both contributing factors.

Because each patient is unique, each wellness program is tailored to the patient’s specific needs. The wellness program is determined by the patient’s test results and health history. It’s a combination of lifestyle changes and therapies that are designed to educate the patient about their condition so that they’re able to take charge of their own health.

Helping a patient learn to effectively manage their diabetes on their own is the best way to help them achieve the long-term results that they’re striving for. If this sounds like the type of care you’ve been looking for, it may be worth it to take the time and find out if a functional neurologist may be right for you.