FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE AND TYPE 2 DIABETES
Exploding in middle age and low-income countries, type 2 diabetes is considered a disease of affluence and is also no longer limited to middle-aged and older adults but children and young people are frequently being diagnosed.
Type 2 diabetes affects the way the body metabolizes sugar and is a chronic disease. In the long run, the pancreas can’t produce enough insulin to maintain blood sugar levels, which results in high blood sugar hyperglycemia. Hyperglycemia induces oxidative stress which further contributes to many of the complications of type 2 diabetes, such as kidney, nerve, retinal, and vascular damage.
There are several contributing factors for Type 2 diabetes :
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Inadequate sleep
- Chronic stress
- Gut dysfunction
- Imbalanced gut biome
- Food allergens
- Toxic overload
They cause oxidative stress, damage pancreatic beta cells (responsible for making insulin), and induce cellular insulin resistance, setting the stage for serious metabolic dysfunction.
An Effective Way to Prevent, Treat, and Manage Type 2 Diabetes
Monitoring your blood sugar: Regular blood sugar monitoring is essential for assessing the progression and severity of type 2 diabetes.
Balancing your diet is important: A low-carbohydrate diet and a gluten-free diet can be followed.
Ketogenic diet has been found to improve HbA1c, reverse kidney damage, and improve blood lipids and cardiovascular health in type 2 diabetics.
Intermittent Fasting under medical supervision, improve your gut health, avoid ingesting the food you are intolerant to.
Detox your body, normalize your circadian rhythm, modify your lifestyle.
Check your levels for Magnesium, Zinc, and Chromium.
Nutraceuticals like mineral supplements can be ingested under medical supervision.