270,000 coloradans suffer from Type 2 Diabetes and stats are rising
80-percent of Americans will die of lifestyle diseases, and 75% of all dollars spent on healthcare in the US is spent on chronic, preventable disease (Kaiser Health News).
Type 2 Diabetes is typically a lifestyle disease brought on by the Standard American Diet. It is the most common form of diabetes, making up nearly 90% of all diabetes cases.
"In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin," says Diabetes.org.
"Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use glucose for energy. When you eat food, the body breaks down all of the sugars and starches into glucose, which is the basic fuel for the cells in the body. Insulin takes the sugar from the blood into the cells. When glucose builds up in the blood instead of going into cells, it can lead to diabetes complications."
Long-term complications from high blood sugar can include heart disease, strokes, diabetic retinopathy where eyesight is affected, kidney failure which may require dialysis, and poor circulation of limbs leading to amputations.
Diabetic patients even have a 2000% higher chance of lower limb amputation.
For these reasons, diabetes can lead to a miserable and expensive life, even with modern treatments.
What can you do about it?
You've likely heard of mainstream treatments for Type 2 Diabetes, like insulin injections, but did you know that for many diabetes sufferers, simple lifestyle changes can reduce your diabetic complications and symptoms or eliminate them.
We focus on working with patients to recreate healthy lifestyle choices and habits. This process starts with our 8 Weeks to Wellness program. This program involves a Wellness Score to measure your current state of health, pain management therapies, a nutritional program, supplementation, personal training and a final Wellness Score to measure your results.
If you are interested in reducing the impact of your symptoms or eliminating your symptoms, call us at 719.475.8676.