Diabetes can not only impact your daily life but put you at an increased risk for life-threatening conditions. In general, diabetes is the result of the body’s interactions with insulin. Insulin is a hormone excreted from the pancreas and into the bloodstream. From there, insulin moderates the level of sugar in your blood. With Type 1 Diabetes, your immune system attacks your insulin-producing cells. In Type 2 Diabetes, your body’s cells become resistant to insulin. Both forms of diabetes result in a buildup of sugar in the blood.
If your blood sugar level is too high, it can lead to various health complications. If it is too low, it can lead to hypoglycemia. Because of this, a balance must be maintained. Even with this, there is a myriad of symptoms that can be experienced due to diabetes, some of which may be resolved via natural treatments such as platelet-rich plasma injections, chiropractic care, and functional nutrition.
Some of the symptoms that can be caused by diabetes are:
- Slow-healing wounds
- Blurred vision
- Ketones in the urine
- Frequent skin infections
- And more
There are a few treatment options available from Pollack Health and Wellness that help manage symptoms experienced by diabetes. One of these options is called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. PRP injections entail extracting blood from the patient and spinning it in a centrifuge. The spinning motion separates the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood. The PRP is then collected and administered back into the patient. This allows the body to utilize the growth factors and healing properties within the PRP. Platelet-rich plasma injections are useful for those experiencing neuropathy, slow-healing, or general pain.
Another treatment option to alleviate symptoms is chiropractic care. Chiropractic services, such as spinal decompression, can resolve aches and pains felt throughout the body via gentle spinal adjustments. In spinal decompression, a traction table is used — your upper body is strapped to the top, and your legs are strapped to the bottom. This is a machine that releases the pressure built up in the spine by stretching the spine through back and forth movements. Each appointment increases the stretch, opening up space between your spinal discs allowing for increased circulation, and for fluids to hydrate the disc. This process can relieve the pain felt throughout the body, as well as be used to treat neuropathy.
Functional nutrition is also an essential part of managing diabetes. This not only can help, but it may also prevent diabetes. Functional nutrition involves monitoring blood glucose and insulin levels, to determine the best diet suited for the patient, rather than a sweeping generalization diet for the disease. This means a specialized treatment plan to relieve or prevent diabetes development.
If you have diabetes, or are looking to prevent developing diabetes, and live in Ocean County or a nearby city, please contact our office at (732) 344-4368 for a free consultation. Our staff has over 70 years of combined experience and are determined to administer holistic, effective treatments.