Our chiropractic team can help those with Type I or Type II diabetes. Dr. Berry is experienced in helping to treat diabetes. Learn more about the benefits of Functional Medicine treatment for this disease at Back To Health.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a life-threatening disease that affects an estimated 463 million people worldwide. This is a disease that comes about from having blood glucose—also referred to as blood sugar—levels that are too high. When you ingest certain foods and beverages, your pancreas should release insulin, which aids in transferring the glucose into your cells, where it’s used for energy. But people who have diabetes either don’t produce sufficient insulin or the insulin isn’t used as it should be. This means that glucose remains in the blood, which leads to having blood sugar levels that are too high.
There are two types of diabetes; Type I and Type II. Type I diabetes is when the body doesn’t make insulin. People with Type I diabetes need to inject themselves with daily insulin doses. Type II diabetes is the kind where the body either doesn’t make enough insulin or it doesn’t use it properly.
Benefits of Functional Medicine For Diabetes
Along with doctor-recommended care for diabetes, patients with this disease can reap many additional benefits by using Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine has proven useful in helping to stabilize blood glucose levels in both types of diabetes.
When nerve signals between the neck and mid-back to the brain are interrupted or hindered, the pancreas and other organs don’t receive the brain signals to release insulin, digestion is negatively impacted and blood sugar levels are unregulated. While some of the factors involving diabetes involve a poorly functioning or damaged pancreas, one factor may be that the pancreas is simply not receiving the correct brain signals when insulin is needed. In this instance, in addition to Functional Medicine, Chiropractic care can help improve the signal pathways between the neck and mid-back to the brain.
What to Expect With Functional Medicine For Diabetes
When you get Functional Medicine for diabetes, our team at Back To Health will carefully evaluate your individual circumstances. We’ll work with you to come up with a treatment plan that is best suited for you. Dr. Berry will specifically focus on improving the signaling network to your brain that will facilitate the proper release of insulin within your body. For more information about how Functional Medicine and Chiropractic care can work for diabetics, please contact us today at (419) 420-1555.