diabetes-geneticsDiabetes is a nasty disease.  It robs people of vision, vitality, and life.  It is also one of the most financially burdensome conditions on our health care system. However, did you know that this dreadful disease is REVERSIBLE?  There are several options available at our clinic to address the underlying issues behind diabetes and help you regulate your blood sugar on your own. Our approach includes a comprehensive patient history, dietary and lifestyle changes, nutritional supplements to improve insulin sensitivity, and several advanced therapy options like ozone and FSM.  For those that need it, dietary counseling is also provided to address attitudes toward food and lifestyle changes. A specific plan is tailored to address your symptoms, heal your body, and fit with your life.  We have seen many patients get off their insulin, lose weight, and bring their labs back within normal range (see Success Stories with Diabetes below)!!!

 

 

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a category of diseases that includes several different conditions affecting the ability of the body to properly use glucose (sugar) for energy in the cells.

Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease, which attacks the pancreas, therefore requiring insulin from injections.  This kind of diabetes usually affects children, and is often referred to as “juvenile” diabetes.  

Type 2 Diabetes is primarily the result of poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle causing someone genetically predisposed to diabetes to develop Insulin Resistance.  This means that insulin can no longer properly signal cells to bring sugar out of the bloodstream.  This excess sugar floating around in the blood causes a very inflammatory cascade of events increasing the damage to many cells and organs.  The traditional medical treatment is to start Metformin (Glucophage) early, then proceed to insulin injections.  However, if you think about giving someone that is Insulin Resistant MORE insulin, it doesn't make sense physiologically.  Long term treatment must address the root causes of oxidative stress, poor diet, lack of exercise, etc...  By addressing these underlying issues, we have been able to reverse the effects and symptoms of diabetes, including blood markers like HgbA1c!  

ICIM Success Stories treating Diabetes

57 y.o. Female with Type II Diabetes - She was overweight and on many prescriptions.  After 3 months of treatment, supplements, and a mild exercise program, here are her results:

- lost 20 lbs

- HgbA1c (lab marker for blood sugar) went down from 8.2 to 6.6 

- discontinued 3 prescriptions (for Blood Pressure, Diabetes, and Cholesterol)

- reduced insulin from 27 to 14 units

- HDL's (good cholesterol) went from 44 to 66

- see the proof in the images below:

Diabetes Lab Ex Pt -Pre       Diabetes Lab Ex Pt -Post

 

Additional info about Diabetes at the ICIM

While most people with Diabetes have a similar underlying physiology, our goal is to treat each person as an individual by finding out what is causing their chronic disease.  We are happy to work with your medical doctor in a custom plan to help you work on getting your health back.  Please call today with any questions.  

 

 

 

 

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Idaho Center for Integrative Medicine
3224 N. Maple Grove Rd.  Boise, ID 83704

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