Diabetes Management | Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine

Diabetes Management

Diabetes Management

Diabetes Management

Diabetes is a serious disease that is often brought on by an abnormally high level of sugar intake. Ideally, this condition would be treated quickly, but unfortunately the early signs can be subtle. Symptoms include hunger, fatigue, blurred vision, dry mouth, itchy skin and having to urinate more often. These symptoms can lead to  problems with the heart and blood vessels, kidneys, eyes and nerves, among others. 29 million Americans have been diagnosed as diabetic while 79 million more are considered pre diabetic. Research shows that only 3-5% of cases are genetic, meaning the other 95-97% of cases are acquired through lifestyle choices and other factors. Diabetes management is becoming more and more prevalent for these reasons.

At Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine, we offer patients medical and non medical management of Type 2 diabetes. After a consultation with our Holistic Medical Provider, blood work will be done to determine whether the patient is considered diabetic, pre diabetic or non diabetic. If Diabetes is discovered, further testing will then determine whether the patient suffers from Type 1 or Type 2. Those afflicted with Type 1 diabetes will often be referred to a specialist, known as an endocrinologist.

Management for Type 2 diabetes typically includes a combination of medication, lifestyle recommendations, exercise programs and Physical Therapy. There are many complications associated with Type 2 diabetes, including hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, foot problems and eye problems. Adhering to a treatment program is essential to managing this condition. While proper management can require much of time and effort, the proper approach can allow for a normal, active life.

Diabetes Management Resources:

Austin Preferred urges patients to visit the ADA, which is an excellent resource for information on the disease and assessing your level of risk. You can also refer to our Services page for more information on various techniques that may be helpful in treating your condition.

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Please call (512) 442-2727 if you are interested in scheduling an evaluation for Chiropractic Care, Physical Therapy or Medical Services at Austin Preferred.
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