Over the last 35 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has quadrupled, from 5.5 million to 22 million. Further, one third of Caucasian children born in the United States after 2000 will develop diabetes, and half of Hispanic and African-American children will end up with the disease, according to the Center for Disease Control. Our risk for the disease is sky-rocketing.
Blood tests are an accurate way of determining whether you are headed toward diabetes. An A1C result of 5.7 or greater, or a fasting blood glucose level above 100 are considered pre-diabetic. But there are correctable indicators that can be spotted years before you reach these points.
- Do you get 60% or more of your daily calories from carbohydrates?
- Do you crave sweets?
- Are you dependent on sweets to keep you going?
- Do you become irritable when meals are delayed or missed?
- Are you grouchy in the morning?
- Do you become lightheaded, shaky, jittery, agitated, or nervous when you don’t eat?
- Are you forgetful?
- Do you feel mentally foggy or sluggish?
- Do you have blurred vision?
- Are you dependent on stimulants for energy?
- Do you feel hungry constantly?
- Are you unsatisfied after a meal?
- Are you compelled to snack through-out the day?
- Do you feel tired after you eat?
- Do you have a general sense of fatigue all the time?
- Does it take you hours to fall asleep?
- Do you awaken in the wee hours of the morning and find it difficult to get back to sleep, even when you’re exhausted?
Nutritional Therapy is a highly-effective way of addressing these red flags and reversing the trends early in the game. A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner can assess strain on the pancreas and other organs through the use of reflex points. She can determine the burden on the body and can use pure-grade supplements to support the body in a healing journey while diet modifications are being made.
One of the most effective lifestyle changes you can make is changing your ratio of carbohydrates to fats. Most Americans get at least 60% of their calories from carbohydrates. By replacing some of those calories with calories from healthy fats, you can reduce your insulin surges and moderate blood sugar spikes and dips.
Never before in the history of mankind has there been such an emergency to lower blood sugars – and the tragedy is that most individuals don’t even realize the danger they are in. We are delighted to offer one-on-one consultations as well as classes to help individuals identify their risk and stabilize their blood sugars.