Ask most doctors about type-2 diabetes and they’ll tell you what WebMD says about it: “Diabetes is a life-long disease that affects the way your body handles glucose, a kind of sugar, in your blood.” But is diabetes a “life-long disease”? Do you really have to suffer from it your entire life?
The answer is almost always “NO.”
Causes of Type-2 Diabetes
Your pancreas makes the hormone insulin. This hormone lets your cells turn glucose from the food you eat into energy. When you have type-2 diabetes, your pancreas continues to make insulin, but your cells don’t use it as well as they should. This is called insulin resistance. Your pancreas responds by making more insulin to force the glucose into your cells. But it eventually falls behind and the sugar builds up in your blood instead.
Fixing Type-2 Diabetes
The key to fixing type-2 diabetes is to reduce the glucose in your blood and help your cells use the glucose effectively.
Functional Medicine Solutions
The protocol for reducing type-2 diabetes can be customized for your particular situation. It includes:
- Food sensitivity
- Hormone resistance – insulin and thyroid
- Mineral deficiencies – zinc, magnesium, chromium, vanadium
- Metabolic plan for ideal body weight
- Tailored/custom diet
- Lower carb diet
- Low allergy
- Intermittent fasting
- Supplements – chromium, gymnema, berberine
- Hormone – optimize thyroid and adrena
The Good News
You can reverse type-2 diabetes. The key is to reduce the glucose in your blood and help your cells use the glucose effectively.