Most people don’t think of a chiropractor when deciding who to help them address their blood sugar issues. This perception changes readily however as patients gain a better understanding of chiropractic practice and their body’s ability to heal itself. Our bodies are remarkably adaptive and change readily based on the nutrients we ingest and environment we provide.
Life style education choices, supplementation, and dietary changes are at the root of improving blood sugar dysregulation. At Active Edge, one of our main goals in advising daily habit remodeling or creation is to empower our patients to make these goals and changes safely and successfully. Coupling this with chiropractic adjustments to improve neurological function allows the body to more efficiently heal itself from the inside out.
Many pre-diabetic patients assume that they are doomed to become full blown diabetics and expect that reliance on pharmaceuticals to regulate their blood sugar is inevitable. We come by this assumption honestly, because we are inundated with messages that “diet and exercise may not be enough.” The truth is, that in the case of type 2 diabetes, there is rarely an occasion that diet and exercise are insufficient to resolve blood sugar dysregulation. It appears this way however because many programs out there are so drastic that they cannot reasonably be followed or maintained as a lifestyle.
In an era where we are becoming more and more aware of the long term side effects of pharmaceutical use, many patients are electing to take their health into their own hands and seek natural solutions that will allow their body to self-correct their blood sugar dysregulation. Unfortunately, there is so much outdated and misinformation about how to address blood sugar dysregulation that patients become overwhelmed and do not know which advice to follow.
At Active Edge, we utilize only the most physiologically supported and research based programs to help patients make true life style changes. No starvation diets here. Dr. Hensel and the Active Edge staff utilize a number of different lifestyle programs and supplements to meet each type 2 diabetic and pre-diabetic patient’s needs. Our physicians also encourage patients to work with our on-site exercise physiologist to create exercise habits and encourage patients to utilize resources such as acupuncture, hypnosis, psychological counselling, and health coaching to help them overcome personal barriers to lifestyle change. There’s never been a better time than now to take your health into your own hands and give your body back the power to heal.