Dietary nutritional supplements are used to support and treat diabetes by:
A specific supplement protocol will be tailored according to each individua's health and medical history.
Since diabetes is a disorder of blood sugar metabolism, what you eat has a huge effect on your health. Your diet has the most direct effect on your blood sugar and therefore, proper eating habits are a must. Carbohydrates have the bigger effect on blood sugar than proteins and fats since your body breaks down carbohydrate into glucose. We will teach and assist you in basic diabetic dietary guidelines such as carbohydrate counting, glycemic index control, healthy eating habits and choices, meal planning and more. We offer flexible diets, depending on each individual’s situation. The diets are all low carbohydrate diets that are tailored to each individual to give flexibility, enjoyment and ease.
Many lifestyle factors can affect your blood sugar levels. In our modern fast-paced, tension-charged society that is full of demands and expectations, stress is on a considerable rise. People are leading more sedentary lifestyles and taking up unhealthy habits like alcohol and smoking. Our daily lifestyle and day-to-day routine can cause blood sugar levels to rise and fall. Simple lifestyle changes can even eliminate the need for medication in type 2 diabetics. At our clinic, we will assist you towards a healthier lifestyle and balance in order to prevent and/or better manage your diabetes. We will also educate and increase your awareness of daily routine factors that can affect your blood sugar.
Other Naturopathic modalities include:
The use of plants or plant extracts for medicinal purposes. Certain plants are used to prevent oxidative damage (thus, protection against diabetic complications), help regulate blood sugar, reduce insulin resistance, and induce insulin secretion.
A type of energetic medicine that is very safe and effective. It can be used to balance the individual as a whole, as well as to treat acute and chronic conditions related to diabetes.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
TCM and Acupuncture can be used to help manage blood sugar levels and effectively treat symptoms of diabetic complications. Research has shown that acupuncture may trigger the release of natural painkillers and reduce symptoms of neuropathy (nerve damage), which is a common complication in diabetics.