Holistic Diabetes Treatment In Boca Raton

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If you have Diabetes or are in the beginning stages of developing Diabetes, you might be wondering, "what's next?" Many succumb to a life of insulin treatments and other medications. Even though insulin has helped save the life of many diabetic patients, what many don't know is that there are alternative ways to treat and even reverse Diabetes. If you're searching for Diabetes treatment in Boca Raton, our functional medicine practitioners can guide you to a healthier life. Keep reading to learn more about how going outside of traditional medicine can help you regain vitality and health while putting Diabetes in the rear-view mirror.

What Is Diabetes?

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As defined by the CDC, Diabetes is a chronic health condition that hinders your body's ability to effectively turn food into energy. Your body converts glucose (sugar) into energy, releasing it into your bloodstream. If your body detects too much sugar in the bloodstream, it releases insulin as a regulatory hormone. 

People with Diabetes don't appropriately respond to insulin; their body is desensitized to insulin's effects. This results in hypoglycemia. The pancreas overcompensates and produces an abundance of insulin to curb hypoglycemia. However, the pancreas's effort is unsustainable; eventually, it cannot produce enough insulin to regulate blood sugar levels, which causes oxidative stress.  Unfortunately, oxidative stress is directly related to Diabetes complications such as liver, kidney, and vascular damage.

Types Of Diabetes

There are two types of Diabetes:  Type I Diabetes: an autoimmune attack on insulin-producing cells, rendering the body unable to create insulin. Type II Diabetes: also known as insulin-dependent Diabetes, a chronic condition where the body produces insulin but in inadequate amounts compared to sugar in the bloodstream. Left unmanaged, it leads to health complications such as vascular diseases, nerve damage, and dementia. 
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Symptoms Of Diabetes

If you have any of the following symptoms, finding premium Diabetes treatment in Boca Raton or your area should be a top priority.  Symptoms of Diabetes include the following:

  • An unexpected loss of weight
  • Persistent thirst
  • Intensive hunger
  • Feeling emotional, unable to control your mood
  • Persistent lethargy
  • Excessive urination
  • Blurred vision
  • Sores that heal slowly
  • Increased frequency of infections
  • Numbness and tingling in hands and feet
  • Darkened skin patches 

Traditional Medicine Treatments For Diabetes

If you visit a conventional western doctor to treat your Diabetes, you'll find that many won't start treatment until they can diagnose full-blown Type II Diabetes in their patients. From there, most diabetics are prescribed a cocktail of pharmaceuticals, some to treat the Diabetes, some to manage the side effects of the other medications. 

If you're diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, you'll likely administer insulin to yourself due to the Pancreas' inability to produce enough. Unfortunately, most pharmaceuticals cause a problem as soon as they mask another, and Diabetes patients are often unable to fully break free of this debilitating illness.

Fortunately, functional and integrative medicine professionals have made strides in uncovering holistic Diabetes treatments in Boca Raton and other areas that help patients reclaim their health. Often, these functional medicine health treatments are so effective that patients successfully reverse their Diabetes.

The Functional Medicine Approach For Diabetes Treatment in Boca Raton

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Functional medicine doctors are in their profession because they are deeply passionate about their patients and how to help them heal. Functional medicine doctors understand that an illness like Diabetes is not a stand-alone condition and the patient is a complex being. Our functional medicine doctor's office offers Diabetes treatments in Boca Raton that go far beyond blood sugar monitoring. We gather data about your genetics, hormone levels, stress levels, life satisfaction, and health goals. 

Our Diabetes treatment in Boca Raton is thorough, and you can expect your functional medicine practitioner to go above and beyond to help you restore your health. Every patient is extensively tested, so we have your science-backed data to guide us through selecting appropriate treatment options. By examining all the pieces that make you who you are, we can build a sturdy foundation to create a holistic health treatment strategy for diabetes treatment—and complete wellness.

Prevention

For those who know they have Diabetes in their family history or are starting to show signs of pre-diabetes, prevention is a crucial strategy to ward off future complications. We guide you through changes you can make in diet, medications, and lifestyle to ensure you're safe in the long run.

Nutrition

A key strategy for a successful Diabetes treatment in Boca Raton or any other area is eating food that nourishes the body. Everybody is different, but studies have shown several foods and food types work favorably for Diabetes patients. These foods include the following:

  • Increased consumption of proteins
  • Specific spices
  • Cacao
  • Shellfish
  • Blueberries
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Because every patient is different, our health and nutrition staff can help you navigate which foods serve you best as in your Diabetes treatment.

Lifestyle

If you're not exercising, getting outside, and participating in activities that boost your mood, you're doing nothing to help your Diabetes. Even though lifestyle changes can feel overwhelming, we promise the challenge is far better than the reality of living with Diabetes-related conditions late in life. Our team will guide you through identifying activities that motivate you and reduce the impact of Diabetes.

Vitamins & Supplemental Treatments

Certain supplements help our patients seeking Diabetes treatment in Boca Raton. For example, Vitamin D helps regulate insulin sensitivity back to healthy levels, possibly contributing to less self-administered insulin dependence.

Getting Started With Diabetes Treatment In Boca Raton

We understand that living with Diabetes has challenges, and our passion is helping our patients, just like you, find the root cause of their illness so they can fully heal. We invite you to discover our holistic Diabetes treatment in Boca Raton by setting up your initial consultation. Call us at 561-444-7751 or book your appointment online.

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