Diabetes and Pre-diabetes Specialists in London
Use functional medicine to address and treat diabetes
One of the most common chronic health conditions in the world today is diabetes.
There are two types of diabetes – Type 1 and Type 2 and of these, Type 2 is the most common, accounting for around 90 per cent of those who are diagnosed with the condition in the UK.
Once contracted, is hard – though not impossible – to reverse, but its progression can be slowed through functional medicine.
Diabetes occurs as a result of one or more underlying factors that contribute to the development of insulin resistance, and these factors can be related to both your individual genetic makeup as well as the lifestyle choices you make.
At 360 Health Clinic in London, our specialists use functional medicine to address and treat diabetes. In many cases, the medication prescribed by medical practitioners concentrates on lowering blood sugar levels.
However, this does not address the underlying cause of diabetes, and so it becomes difficult to slow the disease’s progression and harder still to reverse it.
Our approach prioritises science-based lifestyle intervention alongside traditional medicine to encourage and support changes that together can prevent or slow down the progression – and potentially reverse it.
Science teaches us that, as is the case with most health conditions, interventions to address diabetes and its underlying causes are more likely to be successful and sustained if they’re deployed early in the progression of the disease.
We also know that where lifestyle changes can be made, they are likely to also benefit others within the same family. Changes in diet are more likely to apply to family meals and the people you live with are more likely to take up exercise where someone in the family has already increased the exercise they do.
In this way, the interventions and solutions we offer at 360 Health Clinic offer become part of a holistic approach to care that benefits the whole family.
Studies have shown that in many cases, lifestyle intervention can outperform medication in the treatment of diabetes.
Diabetes symptom awareness
Type 1 diabetes can occur over a very rapid timescale whilst in many cases Type 2 diabetes can be present for years without becoming apparent because the symptoms are generalised.
Broadly speaking, you should see a doctor if you experience the key symptoms of the condition:
- Feeling very thirsty
- Needing to pee more often, particularly at night
- Loss of weight or muscle
- Itchiness around the genitals / recurrent episodes of thrush
- Cuts or wounds that heal more slowly than normal
- Blurred vision
For more information or to speak to our diabetes specialists in London, please contact us today.