What is Diabetes?
There are 3 main types of diabetes; type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes – Your body does not make insulin. Without insulin to transport it, glucose remains in your blood and does not get into the cells where it is needed. As a result, your body cannot use the glucose to make the energy it needs. If you have type 1 diabetes, you need to take insulin every day to live.
Type 2 diabetes – Your body does not make or use insulin properly. As a result, the glucose remains in the blood instead of entering the cells, leaving the body unable to effective use it to make energy. Medications and/or diet are effective treatments for type 2 diabetes.
Gestational diabetes – This condition can occur during pregnancy for some women. Usually, it goes away after the birth of the baby. However, a woman who develops gestational diabetes and her child both have greater chances of developing diabetes later in life.
Symptoms of diabetes (type 1, type 2 and gestational) are:
- Increased and excessive thirst
- Frequent urination
- Extreme hunger
- Unusual weight loss or gain
- Extreme fatigue
- Tingling or numbness in the hands, legs or feet
- Blurred vision
- Dry or itchy skin
- Frequent infections or cuts
How is diabetes diagnosed?
Your doctor can diagnose diabetes by ordering a fasting blood sugar test (FBS) or an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT).
What are the benefits are using nutrition and diabetes counseling to balance your blood sugar and reverse type 2 diabetes?
Ultimately, if you want to enjoy excellent health and the accompanying benefits of feeling good about yourself and having energy for the things you enjoy doing, the rewards of using nutrition to treat diabetes are immeasurable. Once you balance your blood sugar with dietary changes you will likely notice an increase in energy, less thirst, less frequent need to urinate, fewer infections and faster healing times. You will also significantly impact the odds of experiencing serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, blindness, nerve damage, kidney problems and teeth and gum problems.
Balancing your Blood Sugar and Reversing Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes with Nutrition
Fortunately, nutrition and dietary strategies can balance your blood sugar, reverse type 2 diabetes and put you back in control of your health. Even type 1 diabetics may benefit from nutritional intervention, although insulin injections will still be needed. Knowing what to eat, how much you should eat and how often you should eat, will give you a tremendous amount of control over your blood sugar.
I will work with you to use nutrition and mind-body approaches to balance your blood sugar and put you back in control of your health. Restoring the body’s natural balance is a process. Over a series of sessions we will address your eating habits, nutrition concepts, lifestyle and mind-set issues. At the end of the process you will have regained control over your health and ultimately reclaim your vitality and wellness. This will give you the chance to allow your health to support you in reaching your true goals and endeavors in life, rather than living your life to support your health.
I invite you to call my office today at 650-397-1037 for a free phone consultation and put yourself back in control of your health.
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