Approximately 10% of Americans have some type of diabetes, affecting patients over the age of 65 at a rate of 25%. At the New York Center for Integrative Health, serving individuals in and around the areas of Stamford, Connecticut, and Manhattan., New York, our experienced team of doctors is here to help you get a proper diagnosis for your diabetes and discuss management and treatment options that work!
Diabetes may develop for several different reasons. Type 1 diabetes usually results from an autoimmune disorder that develops in childhood. The body misidentifies insulin-producing cells in the pancreas and attacks them, preventing them from regulating blood sugar levels. Type 2 diabetes, on the other hand, can develop due to insulin resistance and may gradually develop over many years. Genetics, obesity, and physical inactivity may play a role in its appearance, but it is a chronic condition that is reversible with the right approach and care treatment plan.
Type 1 diabetes is best treated with insulin, while type 2 diabetes may be treated with insulin or lifestyle changes. It is important to have a clinical team who is knowledgeable and equipped to help you understand which approach is appropriate and when. Our team may recommend nutritional changes, botanical medicine, nutraceuticals, or medications as needed.
If you are interested in learning more about managing diabetes, request an appointment today! Our doctors at the New York Center for Integrative Health are here to provide quality solutions for your medical needs in a way that improves your overall lifestyle and assists you in dealing with the symptoms of diabetes. Our practices are located in both Manhattan, NY, and Stamford, CT, and are open to patients in the surrounding communities. Call us in Manhattan, NY, at (917) 477-3538 or Stamford, CT, at (866) 320-6402
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