It’s never wise to take a ‘wait and see’ approach to the development of type 2 diabetes. The earlier it is caught, the better, as it is easier to recover and heal from pre-diabetes, or the start of insulin resistance, than it is to manage a fully developed condition. If you think you may be at risk for type 2 diabetes, seek out the support of a health care provider who is committed to helping you take charge of your condition right away.

Diabetes is among the most common causes of death in the United States, yet it is often an undetected condition. Recognizing and acting on the warning signs of type 2 diabetes can greatly improve your quality of life.    

Early signs of type 2 diabetes may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Increase in thirst
  • Persistent hunger
  • Blurry vision
  • Itchy or dry skin
  • Urinating more frequently
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Neuropathy
  • Sores or wounds that are slow to heal
  • Frequent infections

Type 2 diabetes may come on slowly, and at first symptoms may be quite mild. Sometimes when symptoms begin, they’re mistaken as a ‘normal’ part of aging. In other instances, there aren’t any noticeable signs at all.

If you suspect or have been told you are pre-diabetic, it’s very likely you can prevent the onset of diabetes. By taking action, you can begin to get your health under control. Consider working with a functional neurologist who can help you identify, make, and sustain the lifestyle changes that will be of most benefit to you today and in the long run.

It can be very difficult for anyone who is insulin resistant or developing type 2 diabetes to gain control of their health with only vague recommendations to go by. What’s needed is customized care and real support. A functional neurologist will identify exactly what is going on with your health through in-depth testing and a comprehensive evaluation. You’ll then undergo a customized plan of care that includes all of the knowledge and support you need to succeed in improving your condition.

Effectively addressing insulin resistance isn’t a simple undertaking. But it is possible to bring about significant improvements in how you look and feel as a pre-diabetic with the right support.

Most people who have type 2 diabetes will benefit from working with a functional neurologist for care that goes beyond reliance on medications. In some cases, it may even be possible to eliminate the need for medications at all. But whether you need to continue with medications long term or not, functional neurology can help you feel your best, improve your health, and protect against the risk for serious complications that are associated with type 2 diabetes.