Diabetes, pre-diabetes, metabolic syndrome

Diabetes, high blood sugar (hyperglycemia)  and metabolic syndrome are very common conditions in today's world.  Many of the people who come to see me are currently taking medications to help their blood sugar, but are seeking additional help with their diet, exercise, and supplement choices to help with improve their blood sugar, and to help prevent the complications associated with high blood sugar/diabetes. 

APPROACH: 

Taking into account any medications that you are currently taking, I'll make specific, personalized dietary and exercise recommendations for you to help regulate and maintain good blood sugar readings.  Since blood sugars are greatly affected by poor sleep and stress patterns, we will address these issues, too, if present.  Specific acupuncture protocols can be very effective tools at assisting with blood sugar regulation, as well as with some diabetic complications, such as diabetic neuropathy.  As part of the comprehensive approach, if you have weight concerns, we'll also design a "do-able" program aimed at safely and gently losing weight, which will also help with blood sugar metabolism. I will also recommend specific supplements to help with oxidative stress, thereby also helping to decrease complications associated with high blood sugars.   

GOAL:

To help you manage blood sugars and hemoglobin A1C readings and have them be in the "optimal" range, have more energy, and decrease complications associated with elevated blood sugar readings.