Type 2 Diabetes
Reversing Type 2 Diabetes
Many patients are surprised when they find out that they can indeed reverse their Type 2 Diabetes! At Forward Natural Medicine, Dr. Woyak identifies the underlying causes for your diabetes and designs an individualized treatment plan to reverse the disease.
Over 30 million Americans have Type 2 Diabetes, thats almost 10% of the population! This disease alone costs our country over $300 billion a year, with patients paying on average $16,000 in medical bills a year.
Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the US, and it is linked to other major health disorders. Complications where patients say "that will never happen to me" eventually do. This includes peripheral neuropathy, blindness, kidney failure, amputations, and more.
So how do you get Type 2 Diabetes? When we eat certain foods, we get an increase in blood glucose. In order to utilize blood glucose for energy, our brain tells our pancreas to make insulin to drive the blood glucose in to the cells. What goes wrong is when we have chronically elevated levels of blood glucose (or even surges of glucose), and therefore continuously elevated insulin, our cells no longer respond. This is called insulin resistance.
Because our traditional medical system is so pharmaceutically driven, your doctor will mostly likely give you a medication to increase insulin. But you already have too much insulin, not too little! Your cells will just get more and more resistant (why you are constantly increasing your dosage)!
From a functional medicine point of view the causes behind elevated blood sugar and elevated insulin have to be identified and removed. There are many more culprits to elevated blood sugar and elevated insulin than just diet and exercise. Please watch my videos to learn what you can do to reverse your Type 2 Diabetes!