Diabetes

According to a recent report from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) the current rate of diabetes has continued to increase.  From 1980 through 1990 there was not much change; however, the rate began to increase after 1992.  The annual number of cases that have occurred from 1990 to 2010 has almost tripled.  This rise in type 2 diabetes has been associated with increases in obesity along with a decrease in physical activity.Diabetes Trend Graph from the CDC

Diabetes, simply defined, is a condition wherein your blood sugar (or blood glucose) levels are too high.  There are two types of diabetes.  Type 1 Diabetes is a condition that an individual is more than likely born with, wherein your body does not make insulin.  Type 2 Diabetes, is the more prevalent type, and occurs when your body’s normal production and utilization of insulin goes awry.  This most oftentimes occurs as the result of poor dietary habits that includes eating too many refined sugars and carbohydrates that are immediately converted to sugar on ingestion, and first presents as Metabolic Syndrome or Insulin Resistance.

Too much glucose in your blood stream can cause serious health problems, damaging your eyes, kidneys and nerves.  Diabetes can also lead to heart disease and strokes, and in some cases may result in the amputation of a limb.  Oftentimes individuals may get something called Diabetic Neuropathy, a condition that results in nerve damage and presents primarily in the legs and feet.

Blood tests can show if you have diabetes or may be a candidate for it (see Metabolic Syndrome or Insulin Resistance).  Diabetes can oftentimes be reversed with careful professional guidance.

Call the Natural Medicine Clinic today at (864)708-2567 to schedule an appointment to see how we can help you address your condition naturally!

 

 

 

 

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