Diabetes is one of the most horrible diseases that people all over the world are suffering from. The epidemic is also plaguing many people in the United States. Roughly 10% of Americans have type 2 diabetes. What’s even more troubling is a whopping 25-percent of Americans classify as prediabetic.

Something needs to be done to slow the spread of diabetes

The conventional medicine approach for treating diabetes just isn’t working. It’s too reactionary. Functional medicine provides a more scientific-based approach that is focused on making lifestyle changes. Type 2 diabetes is centered on the way your body breaks down sugar. As you lose more and more sensitivity to insulin, the more the disease affects you.

All in all, the pancreas isn’t producing enough insulin and the end result is high blood sugar. Once this happens the complications can affect your kidneys, nerves, and heart. As you can see, being proactive about Type 2 diabetes is incredibly important.

Common Causes of Type 2 Diabetes

The most common cause of type 2 diabetes is obesity. However, you don’t have to be obese to suffer from type 2 diabetes. It’s caused by a combination of many things such as:

  • Lifestyle

  • Diet

  • Stress Levels

  • Genetics

  • Sleep Patterns

Generally speaking, the healthier you are and the healthier the lifestyle you live is, the greater the chance you have of avoiding type 2 diabetes. Functional medicine is all about attacking the root, not the symptom. If you think you are at risk for type 2 diabetes it’s not as simple as just changing your lifestyle. You need to develop a plan that addresses the specific root of your specific instance of prediabetes.

Living a healthier lifestyle is indeed a great place to start, but it’s not everything.

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Developing Insulin Resistance and Functional Medicine

Panther Chiropractic and Functional Medicine has been at the forefront of the functional medicine charge for years and is one of the only true functional medicine practices in the greater Pittsburgh area. If you suffer from a digestive issue or have any other chronic symptoms, give us a call. We’ll be happy to schedule a consultation.

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