The number of people world-wide with diabetes has almost quadrupled since 1980, according to the World Health Organization.
The American Diabetes Association reports these other alarming statistics:
Many patients come to our practice, currently labeled as diabetic. We’re seeing more and more of our patients that are diabetic or pre-diabetic who are looking for ways to treat and reverse diabetes naturally, without Big Pharma meds.
We are very successful at normalizing blood sugar.
But what’s most disturbing are the number of people with diabetes who don’t know they have it.
Diabetes kills. It’s been linked to heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, stroke and other severe health issues. That’s why it’s imperative that you are on the lookout for these symptoms and signs that you may have diabetes.
It is quite normal to get up once during the night to go to the bathroom. In fact, being properly hydrated means a nighttime trip to the commode. If you find yourself doing it more frequently, it could be a sign that you have diabetes.
Your body is less efficient at breaking food down into sugar when you have diabetes. This inefficiency causes sugar to sit in your bloodstream. Your body gets rid of the sugar in the bloodstream by flushing it out in urine. That’s why diabetics with elevated blood sugar tend to go to the bathroom a lot.
Excessive fatigue can be a sign that your body is not converting the food you eat into energy the way that it is supposed to. Processing food correctly is a problem for people with diabetes and the chronic fatigue this creates could be a sign of this ailment. Glucose, used for cellular fuel, can’t get in to cells to make energy.
High blood sugar levels can cause depression-like symptoms. You just don’t feel well when your blood sugar is out of whack. Lots of people are irritable and moody.
Elevated blood sugar levels cause nerve damage, which leads to symptoms of numbness in your feet. If your feet tingle, this could be a sign of diabetes.
Frequent urination leaves you feeling thirsty and parched. Many people crave sugary drinks like fruit juices, soda and chocolate milk to quench their thirst. This simply dumps more excess sugar into the bloodstream, creating the pattern all over again.
Cuts and scrapes take longer to heal when your sugar levels are high. That’s because excess sugar negatively impacts your immune system so your body won’t work as well as designed.
Glucose builds up in the eye during the early stages of diabetes. This causes the eye to temporarily swell, creating blurry vision. This symptom tends to go away after about 8 weeks, and your eye will adjust somewhat to compensate for the swelling.
I know. Being overweight is a major contributor to diabetes. It’s a little counterintuitive to view weight loss as a sign of the disease.
So, losing weight is a good thing, right? It is, but only if you are losing weight the right way.
With diabetes, excessive urination flushes calories from your system. That’s because your body has problems absorbing all of the calories from sugar. This leads to weight loss. However, it is weight loss because you are sick, not because you are taking a healthy approach to losing weight.
High sugar levels in urine and the vagina create a healthy environment for the bacteria that cause these infections. If you have recurring problems with these infections, it’s wise to be tested for diabetes.
Elevated blood sugar and diabetes is one of the biggest risk factors for heart disease. Most doctors do not recognize elevated blood sugar as a problem, unless it is very high. They don’t realize that any blood sugar level above 85 is abnormal. Every point above 85 increases your risk of heart attack and stroke.
ULTIMATELY, if you have any of these symptoms, it’s wise to see your holistic physician. Get your blood tested and, if you do have diabetes, follow a treatment plan designed to cure you of this disease without Big Pharma meds.
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