Diabetes is a condition that affects how your body uses glucose (also known as blood sugar). Essential for good health, glucose provides energy for every cell in your body. There are two types of diabetes:
Type 1 diabetes means that your body does not produce insulin the insulin needed to control blood sugar; it is most often diagnosed in children and young adults.
Type 2 diabetes results when your body does not use insulin properly.
Julia Ward, MD, is an expert in holistic medicine in Sugar Land, and she helps patients develop eating plans that are filled with key nutrients designed to help control glucose levels. Patients who have a condition known as prediabetes can prevent their condition from escalating by focusing on food and fitness. Patients with diabetes can keep their disease in check by maintaining a healthy diet and fitness plan designed just for them – and designed to keep those glucose levels in check.
Controlling Glucose Levels
While many with diabetes must take medications to help control their condition, a beneficial diet is essential too. High blood sugar levels can damage blood vessels and affect the kidneys, eyes, and other parts of the body. By getting the right nutrition and minimizing foods that cause a spike in your blood sugar, you can protect your health.
Do you know the symptoms of diabetes? Watch for these common signs:
- Constant hunger, even when you’re eating
- Severe fatigue
- Blurry vision
- Feeling very thirsty
- Urinating often
- Numbness in the hands or feet
If you exhibit any of these symptoms of diabetes, consider consulting with Dr. Ward. She will order tests to confirm a diagnosis, and then will provide holistic treatments that consider every aspect of your health and well-being.
Call our medical office in Sugar Land at (281) 710-3380 — or request an appointment — and start feeling better today!