More than 8 percent of Americans suffer with diabetes. Diabetes does not become a full blown disease overnight. It develops in stages. Each stage of the disease has signs and symptoms and if caught and addressed in advance, you can delay or stop the further development of diabetes.
The three stages of diabetes are:
1. Insulin resistance
3. Full blown diabetes
At the insulin resistance stage, your body is beginning to overproduce insulin in response to your cells not efficiently accepting and using sugar to create energy in your body. When your cells do not intake sugar, it accumulates in your blood stream. When your pancreas gland detects the increasing blood sugar levels, it releases more insulin to get the cells to open up and use the sugar for conversion to energy.
If you move into pre-diabetes, your body has been working overtime for years to keep your blood sugar levels in check with overproduction of insulin. At this point, your pancreatic gland has become worn out with the process and works less and less well at pumping out enough insulin to make your cells responsive to sugar.
Full blown diabetes
Once your body can no longer maintain healthy blood sugar levels with insulin on its own, it has to be assisted with medication. At this point, you have developed full blown diabetes.
The three keys to stopping the development diabetes are:
1. Find out what is going on with your body by getting a full health evaluation with Dr. Elena Klimenko, an integrative and functional medicine physician in New York City, or a similar doctor in your local area. Dr. Klimenko will help you determine which stage you are currently in and she will use various treatment methods such as homeopathy and clinical weight loss techniques to help you stabilize your condition.
2. Eating high nutrient unprocessed foods and drinking water or herbal tea to maintain a healthy weight and to maintain stable blood sugar levels.
3. Exercise to keep your body lean and hormonally balanced.
Dr. Elena Klimenko, MD is an integrative and functional medicine physician in New York City. She specializes in helping unhealthy people get well, and healthy people stay well, through the power of traditional and alternative medicine. At her practice, Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Medical P.C., you will get compassionate, preventive care. Dr. Klimenko provides the attention you deserve, real answers about your health, and personalized treatments for your total wellness. For an appointment call 212-696-4325.