Diabetes Management and Prevention Doctor
According to the Center for Disease Control, there are over 30 million Americans with diabetes and another 84+ million that are considered pre-diabetic. These are staggering numbers that reveal how unhealthy our population has become, especially when diabetes can often be prevented. At Wholistic Medicine Specialists of Atlanta, our diabetes management and prevention doctor and health team can help patients find better health through wellness treatments.
There are several types of diabetes, a disorder that impacts how your body controls blood sugar using insulin. Type 1 diabetes is caused by an autoimmune disease that attacks the pancreas and affects the production of insulin. Type 1 is often genetic, and while it may not be preventable, it can be managed. Type 2 diabetes is the most common, with over 90% of diabetics contracting this type. Type 2 is insulin resistance, where the pancreas still produces insulin, but the body has become resistant to insulin and blood sugar remains high. Gestational diabetes occurs in pregnant women and dissipates after the pregnancy concludes.
For advanced, diabetes management, turn to Dr. Bongiovanni or Dr. Patel at WMSOA. At our Naturopathic medical practice, we believe that one-size-fits-all medicine is no longer acceptable, desirable or successful. Instead, we combine excellent patient care, innovative laboratory assessments and cutting-edge natural medicines to provide a unique service that is tailored to each patient and their individual biochemistry.
Are You Diabetic or Pre-Diabetic?
With over a third of the U.S. falling into the diabetic or pre-diabetic categories, there is a good chance you may have one of these disorders. Diabetes, all three types, can benefit from naturopathic treatments. Diet and nutrition are vital for managing diabetes and minimizing damage to organs, nerve pathways and other diabetic symptoms. Nutritional supplements and testing can help manage the disease and may be combined with other medications used for treating the disease.
Pre-diabetic patients have an opportunity to change their health and possibly avoid a diabetic diagnosis. With pre-emptive changes to diet, supplements and lifestyle, it is possible to prevent diabetes in many cases. Our diabetes management and prevention doctor can help create a wellness plan to minimize the risk of diabetes and improve overall health. Contact us for an evaluation if you have been diagnosed with diabetes, are considered pre-diabetic or want to explore diabetes prevention.