Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that affects the way the body metabolizes sugar. It is characterized by a progressive loss of sensitivity to insulin, the pancreatic hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. In the early stages of type 2 diabetes, the body produces more insulin to try to overcome reduced insulin sensitivity; however, in the long run, the pancreas can’t produce enough insulin to maintain blood sugar levels, resulting in high blood sugar, or hyperglycemia. Hyperglycemia induces oxidative stress which, in turn, contributes to many of the complications of type 2 diabetes, such as kidney, nerve, retinal, and vascular damage.
In contrast to conventional medicine, the Functional Medicine approach emphasizes prevention and treatment through diet and lifestyle changes.
Our Wellness Program has been tailored to address the needs of a person with Type 2 Diabetes. This program is for one year, with scheduled follow up appointments every 3 months. Your treatment plan will include addressing your individual health goals, dietary guidance, prescriptions for nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals if needed.
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