A thorough evaluation is a must for anyone who has type 2 diabetes, and it’s important for those who are pre-diabetic, as well. The standard medical approach to insulin resistance and blood sugar problems rarely if ever involves a full assessment of what’s really going on with the patient’s health. The goal is to identify blood sugar problems and help get levels back under control—usually through medication. This is certainly important, but for most people who have type 2 diabetes, that is just the beginning of what may be done to improve their health.

Functional neurology aims to find out exactly what is going on with the person’s health and condition if they have type 2 diabetes. A functional neurologist will go beyond the basics to uncover the reasons for blood sugar problems, so it’s clear how best the individual may be helped.

Most people who have type 2 diabetes are never told why their bodies are not regulating blood sugar correctly. They don’t know why they have an insulin problem—or even exactly what that problem is. Even if you’ve gone out of your way to try to gain as much information as possible about your condition, it’s still likely the picture of your own health remains incomplete. A functional neurologist can help you by filling in all of the blanks. It isn’t enough to be told what to do by a doctor. You should understand what needs to be done, why it is so important, and what you can expect in terms of measurable results from your care.

Functional neurology takes an alternative approach to chronic health conditions such as type 2 diabetes. A functional neurologist will consider every aspect of your condition and your overall health—how your body is functioning as a whole. Type 2 diabetes may involve many imbalances and dysfunctions in organs and systems throughout the body. Autoimmune issues, hormone imbalance, food sensitivities and much more may be contributing to your condition. The only way to find out is through a comprehensive evaluation.

A practitioner who is trained in functional neurology will provide you with completely customized care that is designed to help your body heal and recover. In nearly all cases, there is much that can be done to help minimize the risk of serious complications that can occur with type 2 diabetes. Taking medication as directed isn’t enough, and neither is trying to eat healthier. What’s needed are specific lifestyle interventions that will have a positive impact on your body’s ability to properly use insulin and maintain healthy blood sugar levels today and in the long term.

If you’d like to learn more about how you can improve your condition safely through natural therapeutic support, consult with a functional neurologist. You’ll discover what’s really possible in terms of helping yourself by achieving optimal wellness and good health you can sustain.