Diabetes 1 and Diabetes 2 is increasing in
the United States. We now know how diabetes develops and how to
interfere with it's progress. New evidence has been published that
suggests reasonable steps can be taken to delay the onset of
diabetes and studies are using the word "prevention". With
that in mind, we have available a series of tests that will assess your
risk so you can focus on proactive care.
complications of diabetes:
Complications can occur as early as seven years before
the diagnosis of diabetes. Below is a partial list of the complications and what
you can do to check for them.
Coronary Heart Disease
- find evidence in the lab
- check the longest arteries for
atherosclerosis (leg circulation)
Peripheral and Autonomic Neuropathy
- 50% of people have this at diagnosis
- measure sensation - nerve activity
- measure response - nerve function
Blood Pressure elevation
- check blood pressure
- needs the correct medication
Insulin resistance - is a
"cause" that can be altered
- Decrease weight by any means
- Exercise regularly, steadily with in achievable
- Medication can "break"
Questions to ask
(Women) Do you have polycyctic ovaries?
Do you have impaired glucose tolerance?
Do you have a pre-diabetic lipid (cholesterol) panel?
can delay or deny the presence of diabetes in your life by assessing your
risk factors and altering them. Have the following lab work done:
Cholesterol (lipid) patterns
Highly sensitive C Reactive Protein
GAD antibodies (for type 1)
3 day glucose monitor - checks glucose every 10 seconds
to prevent diabetes is possible. It may require changes in your
lifestyle, as well as:
Control of Kreb's cycle metabolism
Control of nitric oxide metabolism
Diminish insulin resistance
Vitamin therapy to control cardiovascular complications
Tolerogenic treatments to scavenge inflammatory medications - type 1
Decrease weight... whatever it takes
None of this is certain to prevent diabetes
but we don't accept inevitability.
Practice what science is telling the
Learn what peer reviewed studies say is reasonable for prevention.
Learn about steps you can take.
What you should do:
If you are concerned that you might be at
risk for diabetes, please contact us.
We can offer you a short assessment over the phone. If your
responses indicate reason to do further testing, we will schedule an
appointment with you at our office.