NATURAL REMEDIES AND ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS FOR DIABETES
Be The Change Health &
Family Practice & Integrative Medicine located
in Columbia, MD
Naturopathic and integrative medicine services at Be The Change Wellness Center can help to prevent and manage diabetes by using holistic therapies to support your metabolism and blood sugar balance.
NOW is the time to take control of diabetes.
There are 3 main types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes involves autoimmune damage to the pancreas so the body cannot produce insulin. Type 2 diabetes is marked by insulin resistance. Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy.
All types of diabetes lead to elevated blood sugar levels. If not managed well, elevated blood sugar can damage your health over time—potentially leading to heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, nerve damage, or blindness.
Common Symptoms of Diabetes
Blood Sugar Swings
Slow Wound Healing
Weight Gain or Loss
Numbness of Hands or Feet
Factors Contributing to Diabetes
Most people think that diabetes happens because of family history. While type 1 diabetes is strongly linked to genetics, type 2 diabetes depends heavily on environmental factors. Some things that might trigger or worsen diabetes include:
- High Sugar Diet
- Nutritional Deficiencies
- Lack of Exercise
- Stress or Sleep Issues
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Environmental Toxins
Our Integrative Approach to Diabetes
The conventional approach to diabetes relies on managing blood sugar levels with insulin or medications.
If your pancreas is unable to produce insulin, you will still need some form of insulin. However, our approach differs because we focus on dietary and lifestyle changes that minimize your need for insulin.
We also use testing to look for underlying factors that might be disrupting your metabolism—making it easier for you to manage your diabetes.
Benefits of Integrative Medicine for Diabetes
Better Mood &
Recommended Books for Blood Sugar Balance
We believe that education is empowering and helps you take control of your health! Here
are some of our favorite books to get you on track for healthy blood sugar metabolism.
THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION - THE ULTRAHEALTHY
PROGRAM FOR LOSING WEIGHT, PREVENTING DISEASE, AND
FEELING GREAT NOW!
Dr. Mark Hyman talks about how Diabetes can be prevented, treated, and reversed. Dr. Hyman also talks about Diabetes as a “childhood problem” and “global problem”. Diabetes is the “leading cause of high blood pressure, increases the risk of dementia, and is the leading cause of liver failure.” Dr. Mark Hyman discusses the “7 Myths About Obesity” and discusses how to “take back our health.”
ULTRAMETABOLISM - THE SIMPLE PLAN FOR AUTOMATIC WEIGHT LOSS
Dr. Mark Hyman talks about the 7 Keys to the New Science of Weight Loss. Dr. Hyman discusses how to learn to work with our bodies for weight loss. This books addresses Nutrigenomics, the science of how food talks to our genes. What the book is about and why we recommend it.
Ways We Can Help With Diabetes
Naturopathic & Integrative Medicine
Our naturopathic doctor and osteopathic physician will guide you in choosing the most appropriate therapies for your diabetes. Options might include nutritional supplements or IV nutritional infusions to boost your nutrient status, infrared sauna therapy to support detoxification, or other natural and holistic therapies.
Personalized Wellness Plans
Through integrative and naturopathic medicine principles, we have developed personalized and comprehensive plans that provide a foundation in nutrition and physical activity so that you can achieve your optimal potential.
One of the most powerful ways to improve your health is through learning and community! One of our most popular wellness classes for those concerned about diabetes is the blood sugar balancing class!
Featured Personalized Wellness Plans
Wellness Plans offer targeted support through guided nutritional recommendations,
weekly recipes, and check-ins with our naturopathic doctor. Here are some of our plans
that help to support blood sugar balance.
Ketogenic Diet for
The Gluten Free-Mediterranean diet incorporates colorful fruits and vegetables, hearty fish — plus a splash of flavorful olive oil and perhaps even a glass of red wine — among other components characterizing the traditional cooking style of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, average-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. This diet generates the production of ketone bodies which pass into the brain and replace glucose as an energy source.
Medical Weight Loss—8 Week with Exercise
This weight loss plan combines medically supervised appetite suppression and vitamin injections to maximize your success. Combine this with a beginner fitness plan and you are destined for great results.
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