What is Diabetes?
Two-thirds of all Americans are overweight or obese. If you have a BMI of 40 or greater, you may be diabetic or pre-diabetic. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder. If you are diabetic, you’ll have a sustained high blood sugar (or blood glucose) level. Blood glucose provides your primary source of energy through the foods that you eat. The pancreas creates a hormone called insulin which delivers glucose to your cells. Diabetics do not produce enough (or any) insulin, which causes glucose to stay in their blood, leading to harmful conditions.
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- Frequent urination
- Increased thirst
- Dry mouth and/or itching skin
- Vision problems
Common Symptoms of Diabetes Type 2
- Yeast infections (especially around fingers/toes, under breasts, around genitals)
- Sores or cuts that heal slowly
- Numbness in feet and legs
- Pain in lower extremities
Common Symptoms of Diabetes Type 1
- An unexpected loss of weight
Common Symptoms of Gestational Diabetes
- High blood sugar (glucose) during pregnancy may cause increased thirst or need to urinate. Symptoms are not common.
Our Approach to Your Health and Well-being
Together we will meet to discuss your health goals so that we, as practitioners, can design a personalized plan to help you achieve those goals. We will also use comprehensive lab testing such as hormones, vitamin levels and brain testing to discover the root cause of your symptoms. Addressing the root cause is key to being able to create long-lasting results.
In this phase, our practitioners design a personalized plan for you based the 5 Pillars of Health (Nutrition, Fitness, Gut Health, Stress Management & Hormones). Addressing all five pillars is the best way to achieve long-lasting results. The first step is a detox, which every person needs in order to allow their body to fully be available to heal itself. Then, based on your goals and lab results, our medical team will guide you one-on-one or virtually through each additional step of your plan to ensure you have all the support you need. We will not only help you resolve your chronic health issues, but we will remove the confusion that is out there about how to truly live a healthy life.
Now that the foundation for your health has been repaired, it’s time to fine-tune your plan in order to sustain your results. The process starts with follow-up lab tests so we can evaluate how to fine-tune your treatment plan. This often includes the reduction of old medications, adding in revitalizing hormones and creating a healthy lifestyle plan that allows you to sustain your results for a lifetime. You will be empowered with the tools and support from our team to help you become the best version of yourself, so you can live a healthier and happier life!