Type 2 diabetes is becoming more and more prevalent in America today. Over 29 million people have this complicated disease as compared to 25 million in 2010. An even more frightening statistic is that type 2 diabetes, which was once considered an adult onset disease only a few years ago, is now more prevalent in our children as well. It’s estimated that around 208,000 Americans under the age of 20 now have diabetes. Compare this with 24,000 kids who had it in 2008-2009 and you can see that this disease is growing with epidemic proportions.

There is however, good news for those with type 2 diabetes. Because type 2 diabetes is largely caused by diet and lifestyle, it presents patients with a great opportunity to make the changes necessary to effectively control their diabetes and live a normal life. Some patients are even able to reverse their type 2 diabetes with the proper care and guidance. The first step is finding the right practitioner to work with.

Believe it or not, diabetes can have many different underlying causes, and every patient is unique. It’s also important to understand how food affects your body systems. Did you know that food sensitivities can contribute to your condition? It’s critical to determine the right foods for your body’s specific needs. You need to work with a practitioner who understands this and unfortunately, traditional medicine doesn’t offer much guidance for their diabetic patients.

Many patients however, are achieving great success in working with chiropractic neurologists. This is because these practitioners are highly trained in helping patients with chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes. They look at the body as an entire operating system rather than just focusing on isolated symptoms.

They use comprehensive testing to determine the underlying causes of your diabetes and they create customized care plans based on these test results. Instead of offering you a “generic diabetes diet plan” to follow, a chiropractic neurologist will take the time to determine what foods you may have sensitivities to, and then create a nutrition plan that is based on your specific needs incorporating the foods that are right for you.

This is very different from the “one size fits all” type of care that you receive in traditional medicine. A chiropractic neurologist becomes your partner in health as they are committed to educating you about your condition, so that you will have the tools necessary to manage your type 2 diabetes for a lifetime. Their goal for you is not to have a lifelong patient, but a patient who is independently healthy.