Between the years of 1995 and 2010, 18 states witnessed a 100 percent or greater increase in people who were identified as diabetic!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 3 adults in the United States will have diabetes by 2050 if this trend continues.
Since November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, we, the Chiropractors at AICA Marietta, wanted to do our part by providing relevant information on this condition, its symptoms, and the types of Chiropractic treatment solutions that are available.
Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases that alters how your body processes and uses glucose or blood sugar. Glucose is vital for maintaining positive health as it energizes your tissue and muscle cells, while also supporting brain function.
Type 1 diabetes refers to patients that produce little to no insulin and are dependent permanently on daily insulin therapy. Approximately 1.25 million children and adults throughout the US have type 1 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes refers to patients whose bodies aren’t able to produce enough insulin to maintain healthy glucose levels or have become resistant to the insulin’s effects. This is the most common form of diabetes and affects close to 30 million people in the United States.
Both types of diabetes present similar symptoms that include:
Over 86 million Americans have diabetes, and both of these types are treatable. Prediabetes is a condition where your blood sugar levels do not get high enough for a formal diabetes diagnosis.
Most patients who have type 2 diabetes start out as prediabetic. In this state, early treatment can resolve high glucose levels and prevent type 2 from developing.
Chiropractic care can help patients prevent or manage diabetes. Through the use of regular Chiropractic Adjustments, your internal structures can communicate with other critical areas of your body, including your pancreas, which is responsible for producing the right amount of insulin.
Our Chiropractors can also provide some lifestyles and dietary recommendations that help you maintain optimal health outside of our office visits.
If you are overweight and over the age of 45, you should seriously consider getting tested for diabetes. For those who are already diagnosed, set up an appointment with our Marietta office to learn more about how we can help you manage your condition.
Our Chiropractors have served thousands of diabetic patients over the last 20 years and can offer customized solutions that provide immediate relief. Set up your consultation today by completing our online submission form or calling us at (770) 383-1435.