Type 2 diabetes can be tricky to diagnose because often there are little to no symptoms, sometimes symptoms are also attributed to other health concerns. Did you know that many people aren’t even aware that they have diabetes? It’s estimated that of the 29 million Americans who have diabetes, around 8 million of those folks aren’t aware that they have the disease.
This is especially scary because of the other health concerns associated with diabetes. Did you know that diabetes can contribute to severe health issues like heart disease, kidney failure, high blood pressure, and even amputation? It’s very important to be aware of the signs and symptoms. A few things to look for are:
- Excessive thirst
- Excessive hunger – even though you are eating
- Extreme fatigue
- Blurry vision
- Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
- Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet (type 2)
However, the number one factor that contributes to type 2 diabetes is excessive weight. Type 2 diabetes is largely caused by diet and lifestyle. The good news is that with the right care and guidance patients are able to learn to effectively control their diabetes and sometimes even reverse it. It’s important to understand that reversing type 2 diabetes does not mean that you return to your pre-diabetic lifestyle. By contrast, it simply means that you no longer rely on medication to control your diabetes. You will have to maintain the necessary changes to your diet and lifestyle in order to keep control of your diabetes.
The first step is finding the right practitioner to work with and many patients are turning to chiropractic neurology for solutions. This is because these practitioners offer comprehensive care that is customized to each patient’s specific needs. Chiropractic neurologists often have specialized training in helping patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions.
They begin all care with comprehensive testing that is designed to determine the root causes of their patient’s condition. They will then create customized care plans based on each patient’s specific needs. Their goal for you is to become empowered to manage your own health and this is why they take the time to educate you about your condition so that you understand how to effectively control your diabetes for a lifetime.
Patients truly appreciate the personal attention that they receive from their provider and the support that they receive throughout their recovery process is crucial to their success. If you’re achieving little to no results managing your type 2 diabetes, then it’s time you consider another option for your care.