Type 2 diabetes develops slowly in response to too much sugar (glucose) circulating in the bloodstream over time. When the body does not regulate and use glucose properly, high blood sugar levels can eventually adversely affect the circulatory, nervous, and immune systems. The individuals developing diabetes who we partner with at NY Center for Integrative Medicine in Manhattan may notice a range of troubling changes such as persistent thirst and hunger, frequent infections, numb or tingly hands and feet, and blurry eyesight.
Treatment from a skilled and experienced doctor is a “must” to resolve these symptoms. Moreover, Dr. Robert Kachko helps New York City area patients to avoid the myriad devastating complications associated with this common disease. Untreated, diabetes can lead to:
There are many factors that increase the risk of developing diabetes. These range from lifestyle-oriented issues such as excess weight and physical inactivity to characteristics that you cannot control such as family history and ethnic predisposition to the disease. It is vital that we pinpoint and control what can be managed. Furthermore, early screening is essential.
Prediabetes is usually asymptomatic but is considered to be a precursor to full-blown diabetes because of the presence of higher-than-normal blood sugar levels. With appropriate tailored intervention, we can halt the progression of the disease. We can also get blood sugar levels under control and avoid the concerning complications listed above among those who are diabetic.
We have an array of tools and approaches to address the specific risk factors that contribute to the development of prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes. As with many other conditions treated by Dr. Kachko at our NYC area locations, the recommended interventions vary from person to person. No two plans are exactly alike. We have at our disposal an array of nutritional guidance options, including nutraceutical supplements and botanical medicine to complement dietary and other lifestyle modifications. Insulin may be needed to manage blood sugar levels; however, we can also support our patients in reducing their reliance on insulin and pharmaceuticals.
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