Diagnosis Diabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 37 million Americans have diabetes (about 1 in 10), and approximately 90-95% of them have type 2 diabetes.”

Although not everyone with type 2 diabetes is overweight, obesity and an inactive lifestyle are two of the most common causes of type 2 diabetes. And as you can see from the CDC statistics, these things are responsible for about 90% to 95% of diabetes cases in the United States.
Stress is also a factor in type 2 diabetes. Both physical and emotional stress can cause changes in your blood sugar levels. My lab director at Stanford wrote the very first paper on psychological determinants of immune and other organ functions – we now call that “mind-body medicine.”

With the pandemic, some people became more sedentary and packed on what’s being referred to as “pandemic pounds.” And stress levels have gone through the roof since the onset of the pandemic. Incidentally, I learned to manage diabetes when I was training at the National Institutes of Health near Washington, D.C. Many patients have been surprised at how my personalized approaches are different from those they have seen before.

So, if you recently got a diagnosis or have been living with diabetes for years, you’re worried. I get it. So many people who come to me have been to endless numbers of doctors, specialists and even ‘Voodoo practitioners’ searching for easy answers to their diabetes diagnosis.
Maybe you’ve even tried diets that you thought might help. Maybe you’re already taking drugs and your doctor wants you to start taking insulin shots. I get it. I understand the worry and the fear. What I don’t understand is why so many people go to different doctors looking for different answers only to have these doctors and specialists reinforce the need for a lifetime of pills and perhaps a surgery or two.

If you feel like you’ve been chasing your tail, getting nowhere fast and feeling worse and worse instead of better and better, I invite you to give my office a call and schedule an appointment. We do things differently here. In fact, the reasons you can have a distressing diabetic blood sugar pattern are many, and treatment to help reduce your need for drugs can be simpler than you think! Give us a call today and let’s see if we can help eliminate your worry and help you feel better sooner rather than later.