Madison Diabetes Help: How To Manage Complications From Diabetes

There is a long list of complications that can arise from diabetes, putting every person affected at great risk of declining health. It’s no secret that facing these problems can be overwhelming, but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible. By being proactive and looking for effective ways of managing those complications, many people are able to live healthier and more comfortable lives. This may be the case for you as well, especially if you’re willing to commit to making smart changes for life.

What are the Complications?

A lot of people mistakenly think that the complications from diabetes aren’t serious, but that’s very rarely the case. These can range from mild all the way to very severe, depending on the person and their individual health. Some of the most common complications for diabetes sufferers include: 

– Skin Infections 

– Skin Disorders 

– Glaucoma 

– Nerve Damage 

– Digestive Problems 

– Dental Infections

How to Manage Effectively?

When it comes to managing diabetes effectively, it’s important to stop focusing on medications and how they can make you feel better (although you should never stop taking those already prescribed until you speak with your doctor). Instead you should be focusing on the “why”. Why do you have blood sugar imbalances? Why does your health continue to decline despite taking medications? Once you start doing this, you’ll find that that you might not know as much about your body as you thought you did.

To find the answers to these questions as well as facts about managing your health specifically, you’ll need to make an appointment with a functional medicine provider. They put great emphasis on the “why” because they focus on evidence based care. This starts with comprehensive testing to find the root cause of blood sugar problems and any imbalances, dysfunctions or deficiencies. 

It’s important to go through this extra testing, because without it, those underlying problems could continue to get worse and increase your risk of complications. The good news is that it’s standard for functional medicine doctors to give their patients, so they’ll take great care of you from the very start. And, once they know what those underlying problems and other concerns are, they’ll know which management solutions are the best for you as an individual.

While the exact management solutions for you will depend on your results specifically, some of the most common include:

– Regular Eye Exams

– Exercise

– Dietary Improvements

– Proper Foot Care

– Hormonal Therapy

– Increased Nutrient Intake

By taking the time to see a functional medicine provider, you will get the personalized care you both need and deserve. Their priority is to give you the tools to achieve better health so you may see a decreased risk of complications from diabetes. By partnering with them your health will no longer be a mystery so you can feel empowered to take better care of yourself every day. 

-Dr. Ashley Woyak, Forward Natural Medicine