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Insulin Resistance, Pre-Diabetes & Diabetes
Millions of people around the world suffer from diseases that used to be rare. Some of these include cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease. In addition, people are struggling with various other conditions such as obesity, low testosterone, and menstrual irregularities. Most of the time, we treat symptoms of various disorders and diseases without realizing that they have something in common. One of the most common causes of these conditions is insulin resistance. All over the world people are suffering from this.
While these may seem grim, there is good news: with the help of ESCASO® GDDiET® based on functional medicine principles, these conditions can be managed and sometimes even reversed!
What is Insulin Resistance and How Insulin Resistance is different from Diabetes
A hormone called insulin helps glucose move from your blood into your cells after you eat. When your muscles, fat, and liver don't respond as well to insulin, too much glucose stays in the blood. This is what we call "high blood sugar." If this keeps happening and your body can't control your blood sugar levels, you are said to be insulin resistant. Usually, your pancreas will make more insulin, which can keep the amount of glucose in your blood within a fairly normal range. Prediabetes happens when insulin resistance gets worse and blood sugar levels stay high. If your glucose levels stay high over time and the disease gets worse, you can get type 2 diabetes.
Most people with Type 2 diabetes, in which the body doesn't respond well to insulin (unlike type 1 diabetes, which only means that the body has stopped making insulin). Both types can be linked to a genetic predisposition, but they are caused by different things in the environment. Researchers are still trying to figure out what causes type 1, but cold weather, viruses, and early diet (not breastfeeding and giving solid foods too soon) are thought to be some of the causes. Type 2 diabetes is more likely to be caused by how you live, your family history, and your genes.
Some women who have never had diabetes before can get gestational diabetes while they are pregnant. During pregnancy, hormonal changes make insulin less useful to the body (8). Some women who already have insulin resistance have it get worse when their hormones change, which can cause them to get diabetes for a short time. Gestational diabetes often has no symptoms and may go away after the baby is born. But about half of the women who have gestational diabetes go on to get type 2 diabetes.
What are the symptoms of insulin resistance, prediabetes, and diabetes?
Extreme thirst, hunger, or fatigue
Losing weight without trying
Delayed healing time
Dry, itchy skin
Tingling or loss of feeling in feet
Nausea, vomiting, stomach pains (type 1 only)
Insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, and gestational diabetes often don't have any symptoms and can go unnoticed for a long time. Some people with prediabetes have darker skin under their arms or on the back and sides of their necks. They may also have skin tags in these areas. Even though it happens less often, prediabetes and diabetes can also cause changes in the eyes that can lead to vision problems in the long run.
The fact that insulin resistance and prediabetes often don't cause any symptoms shows how important it is to get checked regularly by your doctor.
If you or someone you care about has diabetes, the goal is to take care of it as well as possible. But if you have had diabetes for a long time, especially if it is not well-controlled, you may end up with complications. Diabetes makes heart problems and diseases like angina, heart attack, stroke, and atherosclerosis much more likely (narrowed arteries). It can also hurt nerves, kidneys, eyes, and feet, among other things. Nerve damage can affect the digestive system and the reproductive system, which can lead to stomach problems or trouble getting an erection. Hearing problems and skin problems are also becoming more common.
Diabetes and insulin resistance have big effects on the brain. The brain also stops responding as well to insulin, and its cells work less well. Then, neuroinflammation, less communication between nerve cells, and brain shrinkage may happen. Diabetes is linked to diseases that damage the brain over time, like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's. The link between Alzheimer's and diabetes is particularly strong. Unfortunately, diabetes is also a risk factor for mood disorders like depression and anxiety. It's clear that keeping insulin and blood sugar levels in check and under control is important for keeping the brain healthy as we age.
When a mother has gestational diabetes, the baby does not get diabetes. However, the baby may grow too much, have low blood sugar, or be at risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life. In rare cases, it can kill the baby or cause the mother to get preeclampsia.
At ESCASO®, we believe that addressing the root cause of insulin resistance is key to managing type 2 diabetes. Our GDDiET® program focuses on real food principles, sleep patterns, stress levels and total lifestyle patterns to help clients understand the underlying cause of their condition and take control of their health.
Prevent Pre-diabetes from Progressing
Pre-diabetes is a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes. If left untreated, pre-diabetes can progress to full-blown type 2 diabetes.
How ESCASO® Can Help
At ESCASO®, we believe that early intervention is key to preventing pre-diabetes from progressing. Our GDDiET® program helps clients understand the early warning signs of pre-diabetes and takes a proactive approach to managing the condition.
Reclaim Your Health with Real Food
At ESCASO®, we believe that real food is the key to reversing diabetes. Our GDDiET® program teaches clients how to eat a variety of nutrient-dense foods, including healthy fats, protein, and carbohydrates while avoiding processed foods and refined sugars. With a focus on individualized support and sustainability, the GDDiET® program helps clients create a balanced and healthy lifestyle that is sustainable over the long term.
No Medication, No Surgery, No Strenuous Exercise
At ESCASO®, we believe in a holistic approach to managing diabetes. Our GDDiET® program does not rely on medication, insulin injections, or strenuous exercise. Instead, it takes a comprehensive approach that addresses the root cause of type 2 diabetes and promotes overall health and well-being.
Experience Customized Support and Personalized Guidance
At ESCASO®, we believe in providing personalized support and guidance to each client. Our GDDiET® program includes one-on-one support from a healthcare professional and access to a supportive community of other clients and health experts. With a focus on individualized support, the GDDiET® program is accessible and effective for people with type 2 diabetes.
Join the Revolution in Metabolic Health and Well-being
At ESCASO®, we believe in revolutionizing health and well-being through proper lifestyle interventions. Our GDDiET® program offers a comprehensive, holistic approach to managing type 2 diabetes and promoting overall health and well-being. Join the revolution and take control of your health today.
One of the most important factors that people should consider when it comes to their health is the importance of getting enough nutrients from real food, getting quality sleep, maintaining a healthy relationship, getting enough movement and taking care of their stress levels. These five pillars can help them improve their ability to recover and stay healthy. Not only will they help them manage their diabetes and insulin resistance, but they can also prevent them from developing at all.
Our doctors, nutrition practitioners and health coaches can help you choose the right eating plan for your specific needs. They can also discuss other options such as vitamin supplements, herbs, and polyphenols. In addition, we can help you develop a plan and improve your mental health and sleep patterns.
For individuals with diabetes or insulin resistance, the ESCASO® program can help them identify and address other potential risk factors such as stress, toxicity, and inflammation. Through a comprehensive health history, we will then create a plan that will help improve your quality of life for you. In addition to this, we will also help you implement lifestyle changes that will help you maintain a healthy insulin function.
If you are worried that you might develop gestational diabetes, are currently managing your condition, or are planning on preventing insulin resistance, please contact us. We would love to discuss our practices and philosophy and how we can help you find true healing.
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