TYPE 2 DIABETES

Our Diabetes 12-week Program utilizes acupuncture, Chinese herbs, supplements, and diet. We specialize in Diabetes Education and treating type 2 Diabetes with Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 

Facts About Diabetes in the USA

Diabetes

  • Total: 34.2 million people have diabetes (10.5% of the US population)

  • Diagnosed: 26.9 million people, including 26.8 million adults

  • Undiagnosed: 7.3 million people (21.4% are undiagnosed)

Prediabetes

  • Total: 88 million people aged 18 years or older have prediabetes (34.5% of the adult US population)

  • 65 years or older: 24.2 million people aged 65 years or older have prediabetes

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How Diabetes is Currently Managed

Almost all treatments focus on ‘managing the disease. Medications such as Metformin and Insulin injections are routinely used by diabetics to slow the progress of the disease. Diabetes is a progressive disease – that is it will progressively get worse even though we might be able to slow it down a bit.

  • Diabetes is excessive glucose in the blood.

  • This occurs because of either no insulin production (type 1 diabetes) or have developed insulin resistance (type 2 diabetes – the most common form of diabetes).

  • Insulin resistance means that your body must make more and more insulin to try to deal with the excess glucose in your blood. And by doing this your body becomes more and more resistant to insulin so you need more and more insulin to do the job. And eventually, the beta cells that produce insulin in the pancreas are destroyed or become less effective.

  • Initial oral medications change the way your body deals with glucose, but as the disease progresses you need higher and higher doses of the medication.

  • Eventually, you may need to inject insulin into your bloodstream every day. Again, starting at lower doses and then progressing to higher and higher doses as your body become more and more resistant to insulin.

  • 50% of people with diabetes will progress from tablets to insulin injections. 

  • The drugs used comes with many side effects and they do not halt or cure the disease. They just slow it down.

What Causes Type 2 Diabetes?

Our Diabetes Management Program

Our Diabetes Management Program utilizes acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and diet and aims to:
• reduce blood glucose levels;
• reduce insulin resistance
• improve the function of the gastrointestinal tract;
with the overall aim of reducing your natural blood glucose levels and reducing or eliminating the need for diabetes medication.

What to Expect

As treatment progresses we aim to help you to:

  • Lose weight

  • Reduce your insulin resistance

  • Lower your blood pressure

  • Lower your cholesterol

  • Increase your energy

  • Feel better

  • We also aim to help you reduce (and where possible) stop taking your diabetes and blood pressure medications (working in conjunction with your Medical Doctor).

all by using acupuncture and Chinese herbs to improve your digestion and by teaching you how to eat correctly to reduce and stabilize your blood glucose and insulin levels.

Note: this program requires you to commit to a dietary change and results will vary from person to person.  Treatment progress requires regular monitoring by us and your other health practitioners regarding medications.

 

Benefits of the Diabetes Prevention Program

• If you are pre-diabetic your body is already developing insulin resistance and you are well on your way to developing diabetes. The program can help you reduce your insulin resistance.


• If you are already a diabetic (type 2) and are tired of taking ever-increasing dosages of medications, being overweight, and worrying about your health, this treatment program can help you lose weight and reduce insulin resistance with the aim of reducing the need for diabetes medications.

About Naturally Gazania Acupuncture and Wellness Diabetes Prevention Program

• The Diabetes Prevention Program is  12-week 


• You will see our Traditional Chinese Medicine Physician once a week

  • We will prescribe you herbs weekly to address organ system deficiency 

  • Acupuncture treatments based on your weekly diagnosis along with Clinically proven Diabetes protocols 

  • Make supplement recommendations that are important to the success of our diabetes program

  • Nutrition and Exercise (Qi Gong) Counseling 

• We will monitor your pulse, weight, measurements, and blood pressure.


• When you get good results from the 12 weeks of treatment, keep going until you reach your goal blood glucose levels and weight.


• You will need to regularly check in with your Medical Doctor or diabetes educator to monitor any required changes to medications or dosage.

What To Do Next

Book an Initial Acupuncture Wellness visit today. At this visit, we will undertake to:

  • Uncover the root cause of your symptoms

  • Discover any obstacles to healing

  • Analyze and make our working diagnosis

  • Create an Action Plan for losing weight and reducing your insulin resistance that very day!