Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

Overview

Are looking for a drug-free approach to managing your symptoms after recently being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes? An integrative treatment plan with us might just be what you need for overall wellness. Here’s what you should know about integrative approaches to type 2 diabetes.

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

A chronic metabolic disorder, diabetes occurs when your body is unable to use insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, to manage its blood sugar levels. As a result, glucose builds up in the blood and does not reach cells that require it for energy.

Type 2 diabetes is most common in patients that:

  • do not exercise
  • over the age of 45
  • have high blood pressure
  • were pre-diabetic during pregnancy
  • genetically predisposed to it

What are the Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes?

Patients with type 2 diabetes can experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • frequent urination and thirst
  • blurred vision
  • numbness in hands and feet
  • increased hunger
  • fatigue

What Are the Benefits of Integrative Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes?

There are multiple benefits to undergoing an integrative approach to managing your type 2 diabetes symptoms. There are minimally invasive, drug-free forms of treatment that consider physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Patients that follow a regular treatment plan can not only manage their symptoms but sometimes eliminate type 2 diabetes altogether, thus improving their quality of life.

What to Expect During Integrative Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

If you’ve never had an integrative treatment for type 2 diabetes, you might be wondering what to expect during your first appointment. A certified physician or licensed practitioner at Chris Strickland will begin by asking a comprehensive set of questions to determine your overall health.

From there, your doctor will recommend a blood test to diagnose whether you have type 2 diabetes and its severity. Based on your results, you will be prescribed one or several forms of integrative treatments such as:

  • traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) uses an individualized approach to restore balance with the entire body. This can include acupuncture, cupping therapy, mind-body exercises, and massage
  • herbal supplements
  • meditation
  • biofeedback

Your physician will carefully monitor your blood glucose levels during the entirety of your treatment plan. Effective type 2 diabetes treatments require an accurate evaluation and prompt care using safe, effective integrative techniques.

For more information about integrative therapies for type 2 diabetes, contact Chris Strickland at (706) 769-9779.

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