Cincinnati Diabetes Solutions for Diabetics
Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as “diabetes”, is currently the 6th leading cause of death among Americans. In fact, well over 26 million Americans currently suffer from a form of this disease. The costs associated with diabetes are staggering. The American Diabetes Association statistics show an average monthly medical cost incurred by a diabetic falling between $350 – $900 per month and rising. Financially, diabetes is one of the most expensive diseases.
At Baker Chiropractic and Wellness, we’ve been helping patients treat diabetes for over 20 years. Through our comprehensive combination of safe and effective chiropractic care; nutritional and dietary guidance; and development of personalized exercise programs, we have been consistently successful with treating diabetes without the use of expensive prescription medications. Please contact us at (513) 561-2273 or Schedule an Appointment here on our website. We may be able to help you or your loved one with diabetes too!
What is Diabetes
Diabetes is a disease caused by either the inability of the pancreas to produce a hormone called insulin or the body’s inability to use the insulin properly. When you eat food or drink a beverage, the body’s digestive system begins to break down the food into sugars or glucose. The sugar passes into the bloodstream and is transported to the body’s cells via insulin which, as previously stated, is produced by the pancreas.
Under normal conditions, the pancreas produces the right amount of insulin to accommodate the quantity of sugar. With diabetes, the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, it produces no insulin whatsoever or the body’s cells do not respond to insulin. As a result, sugar builds up in the blood, gets removed by the kidneys and passes from the body via urine as waste.
The three (3) most common types of diabetes are: (1) Type 1 Diabetes (2) Type 2 Diabetes and (3) Gestational Diabetes.
Causes of Diabetes
The exact underlying cause or causes of diabetes has not been isolated and determined. However, there are a number of factors that place people at risk, including, but not limited to, the following:
(2) Spinal Injury
(3) Damaged Nerves
(4) Pancreas Dysfunction
(5) Abnormal Immune System
(6) Lifestyle – Especially a sedentary lifestyle which is dominated by sitting and resting with little or no exercise.
(7) Unhealthy Diet and Poor Nutritional Intake
Type I diabetes is commonly referred to as “insulin dependent diabetes” or “juvenile on-set diabetes”. It tends to affect younger people below the age of 20. With this type of diabetes, the pancreas makes little to no insulin.
Type II Diabetes
Type II diabetes was commonly referred to as “non-insulin dependent diabetes” or “adult-onset diabetes”. In the past, this type of diabetes was usually found in people older than age 40. However, this form of diabetes has been on a rapid increase in adolescents due to a drastic rise in obesity and sedentary lifestyles. The phrase “adult-onset diabetes” is now rarely used. This is the most common form of diabetes and with this type of diabetes, the pancreas either produces a reduced amount of insulin; cells in the body do not respond normally to insulin; or both.
Diabetic Neuropathy is damage to nerves in your body due to the high blood sugar levels associated with diabetes. Diabetic neuropathy is characterized by pain, numbness, burning and stinging as well as problems with balance and walking. If left unchecked and uncontrolled, diabetic neuropathy may ultimately result in amputation.
Almost all diabetic neuropathy is caused by a tissue destroying process called ischemia. When the nervous system is functioning at optimum levels, nerve tissues receive nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood via microscopic capillaries. In diabetics, high glucose levels in the blood stream can block the flow of these essential nutrients and oxygen to the nerve tissues. Over time, the nerve tissues become starved and damaged.
Because of the damage inflicted, the nervous system is unable to completely control and maintain organ or organ system function. This leads to the symptoms of pain, numbness, burning, and instability described above.
If caught in time and with the proper care and treatment, peripheral nerves affected by diabetic neuropathy can heal and regenerate. If you are or think you may be suffering from diabetic neuropathy, please don’t delay seeking treatment. Contact us by calling (513) 561-2273 or Schedule an Appointment here on our website.
Gestational diabetes occurs in women during pregnancy. Women, who have not been diagnosed with diabetes prior to pregnancy, begin to experience high levels of glucose with their pregnancy. Many times, gestational diabetes can develop into Type II diabetes.
Symptoms of Diabetes
Symptoms of diabetes may include one or all of the following:
(1) Frequent Urination
(4) Blurry Vision
At Baker Chiropractic and Wellness, we have extensive experience diagnosing and effectively treating diabetes. Please contact us at (513) 561-2273 or Schedule an Appointment here on our website.
How the Baker Chiropractic and Wellness Lifestyle Addresses Diabetes
The Baker Chiropractic and Wellness Lifestyle of Maximized Living addresses 5 Core and Essential elements of a person’s life. The care and guidance administered by our team of doctors and staff have a dramatically positive impact on a person’s overall health and wellness. It provides solutions for a wide variety of pain, ailments, disorders and diseases, not just diabetes. To learn more about the Baker Chiropractic and Wellness Lifestyle of Maximized Living, please click here : Baker Chiropractic and Wellness Lifestyle .
With respect to diabetes, the Baker Chiropractic and Wellness Lifestyle is effective in helping to treat the disease via the following:
Chiropractic care: Our safe and effective chiropractic care corrects subluxations and promotes a healthy spine and nervous system. A subluxation-free body allows all your organs (including the pancreas) and organ systems (including your nervous and immune systems) to function at optimum levels.
Diet and Nutrition: You daily food choices and nutritional intake are critical elements in your battle with diabetes. We can show you what to eat, when to eat and how a nutrient-rich diet is vital to battling disease, disorders and long term health and wellness.
Exercise: Proper exercise is very important in battling diabetes. Exercise allows the body to maximize its oxygen intake; rid itself of harmful toxins; and create and maintain lean muscle. You don’t need to become an Olympic caliber athlete but we will show you how and when to exercise.
Attitude and Confidence: Your mind is a very powerful instrument. Having the right frame of mind and proper attitude is an essential part of battling any ailment, disorder or disease. The elements of a Baker Chiropractic and Wellness Lifestyle promote a healthy mind, positive outlook and new levels of confidence.
Life doesn’t have to be lived suffering from diabetes. Take action by giving us a call at (513) 561-2273 or Schedule an Appointment at one of our four Cincinnati area office locations.
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