Type 2 diabetes is, in fact, the most common form of diabetes. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 90 percent of people around the world who suffer from diabetes suffer from type 2 diabetes.
What is T2D?
T2D causes your blood glucose levels to rise above normal levels due to your body’s inability to use insulin properly. Insulin transforms glucose from the foods we eat into energy. When the body can’t produce enough insulin or it uses it improperly, glucose just stays in the blood. This can cause some major problems, that ultimately have no cure.
Causes of T2D
Two of the most common causes of type 2 diabetes is obesity and lack of physical activity. Many other risk factors include high blood pressure, high blood triglyceride, high fat and carbohydrate diets and high alcohol intake. T2D has also been linked to people of certain age and ethnicity, and research on its strong genetic link is being conducted.
Dangers of Not Addressing T2D
Unfortunately, if you don’t begin to address your type 2 diabetes it is very likely for death. It is crucial you begin implementing solutions the moment you are diagnosed. You have to do something whether it is drug therapy or lifestyle changes.
Risks of T2D
Having type 2 diabetes means you have constant high blood sugar. This makes you more at risk for:
- Blood Clots: These are caused when the blood isn’t flowing properly.
- High Blood Pressure: This raises your risk for heart attack, stroke, eye problems and kidney disease.
- Pulmonary Embolisms: This is a condition in which the arteries in the lungs become blocked by a blood clot.
- Amputations: This is due to the restricted blood circulation.
- Gangrene: This is the death of tissue caused by an infection or loss of blood flow.
- Neuropathy: This is basically nerve damage, which usually causes numbness in the feet and hands.
A plan of action consists of either taking drugs, altering your lifestyle or both. If you decide to go for a more natural approach to help you, then your lifestyle choices and activities must improve. Some important lifestyle changes include:
- Improving Sleep
- Exercising and Having an Active Lifestyle
- Avoiding Alcohol
- Monitoring Blood Sugar Levels
- Quitting Smoking
- Eating a Healthy Diet
Different steps must be taken for specific individuals. Type 2 diabetes is different for everyone, and those who are pregnant, ill, of old age and of very young age should pay special attention to this illness.
If you have type 2 diabetes and are looking for solutions beyond the pills and prescription medications, Epigenetics Healing Center can help you. Dr. Goodbinder will study your bodily functions and then provide the lifestyle changes you need in order to properly address your illness.
Trust the professionals at the Epigenetics Healing Center to help address your type 2 diabetes. Call today to schedule your appointment.
Jay Goodbinder DC DABCI is a doctor in Overland Park, KS who serves patients in surrounding Kansas City areas, cities across the United States, and in several countries around the world.