Most current prognostications project that 1 in 3 Caucasian Americans, 1 in 2 African Americans, and 1 in 2 Hispanic Americans  born after 2000 will become full blown diabetics. This condition alone will break the so called “health”  care system. How do we become diabetic? Type 2 or adult diabetes occurs when there is too much glucose in the blood. The body is unable to regulate glucose  because  insulin receptor sites malfunction. This condition is a societal problem caused by the Standard American Diet (SAD) and the standard American exercise (meaning couch potato-ism).

Stage 1: REACTIVE HYPOGLYCEMIA (low blood sugar/glucose) defined in FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE as a glucose reading below 85 and Lactic Acid Dehydrogenase (LDH) level below 140. Symptoms can include irritability if meals are missed, lightheaded if meals are missed, feeling shaky, jittery, or having tremors, craving sweets during the day, and eating relieves fatigue . Most adult onset Diabetics pass through this stage before insulin receptors sites begin shutting down leading to insulin resistance.

Stage 2: INSULIN RESISTANCE (high blood sugar/glucose) defined as elevated glucose and triglycerides (most evident when triglycerides are equal to or greater than total cholesterol). Symptoms include fatigue after meals, eating does not relieve fatigue or cravings for sugar, increased thirst and appetite, and frequent urination.

Stage 3: FULL BLOWN TYPE 2 DIABETES is a life threatening progression of Insulin Resistance resulting in elevated liver enzymes, high cortisol, sluggish detoxification, testosterone elevations in females and estrogen elevations in males – just to name a few. Diabetics are more likely to suffer from numerous  other debilitating conditions (including Heart Disease, Stroke, Bi-Polar Disorders) and generally take 3 times as long to heal from injuries and other medical conditions. Most people suffering from Peripheral Neuropathy cannot be helped without addressing blood sugar problems which affect nerve conduction.

A key point is that Type 2 Diabetes is completely preventable and, even when manifest, is treatable ( in most cases without insulin drugs). These preventive measures include with disciplined lifestyle changes, diet, supplements, and exercise. A complete blood analysis is necessary. An old faithful good book to read is “Sugar Blues” by William Duffy.

If you desire a drug free, surgery free approach to your blood sugar problems, we would like to help. Call us today at (303) 986-7600 for an appointment or see our website: www.browncnc.com

 

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