Diabetes is on the rise in America today. It is estimated that around 26 million people currently suffer from diabetes as compared to only 1.5 million people who had it in 1958. Diabetes is a complex disease, and should not be taken lightly due to the other more serious health concerns that it can cause.
Type 1 diabetes is actually an autoimmune disorder that occurs when the body’s own immune system destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. Because of the lack of insulin produced, this type of diabetes has to be controlled with insulin injections daily for the rest of the patient’s life. Type 1 diabetes typically occurs in younger people, and around 5-10% of the millions who suffer from diabetes have type 1. Unfortunately, this type of diabetes is not reversible.
Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not make enough insulin or the body cannot use the insulin well enough, otherwise known as insulin resistance. Type 2 diabetes is much more prevalent than type 1 and it is largely caused by diet and lifestyle. Did you know that around 90% of the patients who suffer from diabetes have type 2?
Traditional medicine’s treatment protocol for type 2 diabetes is to prescribe medication that is designed to regulate blood sugar. Unfortunately, many patients are experiencing debilitating side effects from diabetes medication that actually makes them feel worse than their disease does. The other problem is that the medication does not alleviate what is causing the blood sugar issue in the first place. Diabetes is a complicated disease, however, did you know that with the proper guidance, it may be possible to reverse your type 2 diabetes?
Functional Wellness is personally tailored medicine. It deals with primary prevention and underlying causes of chronic diseases like diabetes, rather than simply removing or masking symptoms once they arise. Functional wellness emphasizes true healing, treatment of the person rather than a disease, and a partnership of joint responsibility between doctor and patient. It also embraces the most current science in diagnosing early abnormalities that eventually lead to chronic illness.
Many patients are finding success in reversing their type 2 diabetes by working with a functional wellness provider. Functional wellness trains its practitioners to look at the body as a whole operating system rather than just a set of isolated symptoms. By evaluating each body system with comprehensive testing, your practitioner can determine exactly which ones are failing, why they are failing, and make the necessary changes to correct the issues. This leads to better long-term results for patients, and they are often able to reverse their diabetes and eliminate their medication.