Diabetes is quickly spreading throughout the country, and eighteen states witnessed a 100 percent increase between 1995 and 2010. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) believes that one in three adults will have diabetes over the next 30 years unless individuals make significant adjustments to their diet and lifestyle. Because of this health threat, our medical team is focusing on Atlanta diabetes prevention and chiropractic treatment.
Diabetes refers to a metabolic condition that affects how your body processes glucose or blood sugar. Glucose is necessary for fueling your brain, as well as cells that help support healthy muscle and tissue development. Although there are a few different types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2 are the most common forms.
Type 1 diabetes affects over one million adults and children throughout the country. This particular type refers to patients whose pancreas are not able to produce enough insulin, which forces such individuals to rely on glucose injections for the rest of their lives. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type and affects over 30 million people. These patients are either resistant to the effects of glucose or there body’s are not able to produce enough on their own.
Both types cause patients to crave more food and water, as well as urinate more often. If left untreated, diabetes can cause long-term physical trauma, increase the chances of a heart attack or stroke, and cause irreversible eye, kidney, and nerve damage. To avoid these effects, patients need to take steps that help maintain healthy blood sugar levels and prevent fluctuation. Type 1 diabetes is often treatable with daily insulin injections, regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy diet. Type 2 diabetes can be managed with weight loss, exercise, and oral medications if necessary.
Our Atlanta Chiropractors help patients with diabetes manage their condition through ongoing adjustments that help support a healthy nervous system. Regular chiropractic adjustments help ensure that the nervous system can communicate with the pancreas. We also help patients make healthier choices through education on exercise and diet. Knowing how to maintain a regular exercise schedule while also consuming more raw vegetables, organic meats, and eliminating processed foods from their routine is key to preventing symptoms from developing.
Studies prove that obtaining more vitamin D, increasing your daily intake of magnesium, and consuming select fruits also helps reduce the chances of spiking your insulin levels. We recommend adding more egg yolks, fatty fish, spinach, and black beans to your grocery list for vitamin D and magnesium. As for fruits, consider sticking with raspberries or blueberries instead of grapes and bananas.
If you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, contact our Atlanta chiropractic clinic for help managing your condition. Just dial (404) 889-8828 to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Chiropractors.