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Why Diabesity Is On the Rise

     According to statistics, 2.8 million Canadians or 6.8 percent of the population has been diagnosed with diabetes and they estimate that another 10 percent of the population has not yet been diagnosed. The prevalence of diabetes is increasing year after year. Listed here are some signs that you may be suffering with diabetes:

  • Unusual thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Weight loss or Gain
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Frequent and recurrent infections
  • Slow wound healing
  • Tingling in hands and feet
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Excessive thirst
  • Weight deposition around the waist
  • Bed wetting (children)
  • Fatty liver

        To diagnose diabetes go to your family doctor for a fasting blood sugar test. If you have a family tendency towards diabetes and have some of the symptoms of diabetes you may be at risk. Diabetes and insulin resistance may leave one at risk for other diseases such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, neuropathy, stroke, dementia, impotence, psoriasis, thyroid disorders, arthritis and certain types of cancer. Certain conditions may predispose one to diabetes such as fatty liver or an inherited predisposition.

     Also prescription drug use can cause diabetes such as cortisone, statin drugs, nicotinic acid, protease inhibitors, immunosuppressive drugs, anti psychotic medication, thiazide diuretics and beta blockers.

5 Steps to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes 

1. Become educated about nutrition. Prepackaged foods that are low in sugar, fat or labelled diet are usually high carbohydrate, full of chemicals to keep them fresh. Aim to eat foods that are in their whole food form. Eliminate sweets, sugar and refined carbohydrates. Read labels and look at the sugar content in products. 7 grams of sugar is one teaspoon. Choose whole real foods like lean protein (chicken or fish), veggies, nuts, seeds, beans, and whole grains.

2. Go to your family doctor and get tested, do a fasting blood sugar and Ha1c test.

3. Get moving. Exercise actually helps reduce blood sugar and has many other benefits. Aim to exercise 30 to 45 minutes a day. Choose brisk walking or cardiovascular exercises to improve the strength of the heart. 

4. Relax and manage stress. Those who tend to rate their stress and anxiety levels higher than average tend to have more incidence of diabetes. An interesting program called "Killer Stress" found that those with stress did in fact suffer with more diabetes, heart disease and shortened telomeres which influence longevity. If you are stressed try taking the DASS scale to find out whether you need to take further action to support yourself or not.

5. Become aware of what supplements are helpful for diabetes. The good thing about supplements is that they do not carry the many side effects that drugs do. Of course you don't want to stop your prescription drugs without speaking to your doctor, but supplements may help reduce your need for medications or eliminate them all together. Supplements are an integral part of treating diabesity. Certain nutrients that help with diabetes are a molecularly distilled fish oil, a good quality multi vitamin, chromium, alpha lipoic acid and cinnamon for example.

 

     There are many factors related to the individualized needs that people have. Consider being assessed for nutrient deficiencies. One on one personalized care always favours the most positive outcome because two people have different biochemical requirements. For more information on what we do, contact our clinic.