Restorative Wellness Center

Chiropractic located in Ann Arbor, MI & Dearborn, MI

Diabetes is a chronic health condition affecting nearly 30 million Americans. It’s increasing in prevalence, and it can lead to numerous health issues from nerve damage to heart disease. But having diabetes doesn’t have to mean a life of medical testing, restrictive eating, and health complications. Diabetes therapy at Restorative Wellness Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is here to help you enjoy your life. Find out if diabetes therapy could be right for you by booking an appointment online or calling the clinic.

Diabetes Q & A

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a metabolic condition that affects the way your body uses energy from the food you eat. Food contains sugar that your body needs to fuel your muscles, tissues, and organs, including your brain. 

Insulin is a hormone that your body produces to help your cells utilize sugar for energy. If you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or it can’t effectively use the insulin you have. Sugar in your blood (glucose) can’t be transported into your cells, and it builds up in your bloodstream.

Having diabetes often means you have a life-long condition. High blood glucose can cause a wide variety of health complications, including nerve damage, obesity, and heart disease. Finding a way to manage your diabetes is very important to maintain your health. 

What are the risk factors for diabetes?

Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are the most common forms of the condition. Type 1 diabetes often develops during childhood, and while it may be linked to genetics, the cause of Type 1 diabetes is largely unknown.

Type 2 diabetes develops later in life. It can affect anyone, but a number of risk factors may make it more likely that you’ll develop Type 2 diabetes. Risk factors include:

  • Being overweight or obese
  • Being over age 45
  • Living a sedentary lifestyle
  • Eating a poor diet
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Family history of diabetes

Diabetes is common, but up to 1 in 4 people who has diabetes doesn’t know it. If you’re at risk, finding out if you have diabetes is an important step to take for your health.

What is functional diabetes therapy?

Diabetes therapy at Restorative Wellness Center offers people with diabetes an alternative method of managing their condition. Traditional medicine is aimed at lowering blood sugar levels, but it often doesn’t address the underlying causes of the condition.

Functional diabetes therapy is a natural approach to diabetes management. With the right knowledge and tools, it’s possible to improve your health. The elements of functional diabetes therapy include:

  • Managing fat-burning hormones to eliminate insulin spikes
  • Eating a diet focused on balancing hormone and blood glucose levels
  • Learning when to eat to keep your body in fat-burning mode

While you should consult your complete health care team when you’re considering making changes to your diabetes management plan, regulating your insulin and blood sugar levels doesn’t necessarily require medication if you have Type 2 diabetes. With diabetes therapy, you can take control over your condition. 

Diabetes therapy is a treatment option even if you don’t have a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Whether you’re at risk for diabetes or just want to improve your health, diabetes therapy can help keep your body working at its best.

If you have diabetes, it’s time to learn about your treatment options with diabetes therapy. Make your first appointment online or on the phone today.