Diabetes is literally an epidemic that more than 79 million Americans (including diabetes and pre-diabetes) are plagued with every day. The incidence of diabetes has increased 700% in the last 50 years and has doubled in the last 10 years.
Diabetes is the number one cause of blindness, toe and foot amputations, cardiovascular disease including heart attack and stroke, peripheral neuropathy and dementia.
It will often go undiagnosed until symptoms are severe. You could be experiencing pre-diabetes or diabetes if you experience unusual weight gain, excessive thirst, blurred vision, frequent infections, extreme hunger even after eating, irritability, blood sugar handling issues, hypoglycemia, chronic fatigue, low or high blood pressure, and numbness and tingling in the hands and feet. However, once diagnosed, most people often feel it is a life sentence and it can be unless the appropriate steps are taken to reverse diabetes.
There are two (possibly three) types of diabetes that are most common.
Type II diabetes affects about 90 % of diabetics and is defined as chronic high blood sugar or diet induced elevated blood sugar and unfortunately there is no cure. However, the good news is that Type II diabetes is 100% REVERSIBLE.*
Medical physicians talk about “managing” your diabetes problem but never talk about reversing it. That means they try to get your blood sugar numbers (glucose, HbA1c) back to normal lab ranges with ever increasing dosages of diabetes medication such as Metformin, Diabinese, Micronase, Avandia and Actos to name a few and in severe uncontrolled cases, insulin as a last line when everything else has failed. The problem with this approach is that I have yet to meet a Type II diabetic that is on the same amount of medication today as when they first found out they were diabetic. They usually are on ever increasing dosages of medication to keep the blood sugar under “control”. The issue with all this diabetic medication is that used long enough and in higher and higher dosages they eventually will destroy your kidneys and lead to a life of chronic renal failure and eventually dialysis. That is a dramatic lifestyle change as you are now dependent on a machine to keep you alive.
Type II diabetes cannot be cured. Once you are diabetic, you are always diabetic. However, unlike the medical approach of “managing” diabetes with higher and higher dosages of medication(s) the approach Dr. Podlaski takes at the Natural Medicine Institute in The Villages, FL is to REVERSE diabetes. This means that we can get your blood sugar numbers back to normal (glucose, HbA1c, insulin) and get off of your medications with a great easy to follow diet (yes, there are some foods that you will have to give up), lifestyle modification and nutritional support program. This program has been used to help people reverse their diabetes, get off or significantly reduce their diabetes medications and live a much longer and healthier life.* Visit our website for more information on this diabetes reversing program without kidney destroying drugs.
Type I diabetes is juvenile onset diabetes, an autoimmune condition occurring in a small percentage of the population. The immune system attacks the very cells in the pancreas that make insulin. Type I diabetics have to supplement insulin for the rest of their lives. However, with proper dietary, lifestyle and nutritional support the amount of insulin needed can potentially be less, better regulated and have less harmful effects on the body.
Type III Diabetes???
Recent research studies have postulated that Alzheimer’s disease may actually be diabetes that affects the brain through a process of glycation. AGES (Age Related Glycation Effects) have devastating and profound effects on the protein structure of the brain including brain function, memory, balance and cognition.
At the Natural Medicine Institute, we offer a variety of functional medicine testing procedures to determine the source of what is driving this epidemic disease. After thorough evaluation including a complete metabolic panel, HbA1c, Leptin, insulin, hs-C-reactive protein, Lp-PLA2, fibrinogen and many others a treatment program consisting of dietary, lifestyle, exercise and nutritional support can be initiated.
For further information on reversing diabetes naturally, contact The Natural Medicine Institute in The Villages, FL @ (352) 801-0021.