Reverse Prediabetes/Prevent Diabetes
Our Health Risk Assessment takes an in-depth look at your insulin resistance, glucose tolerance and prediabetic status.
Traditional medicine evaluates glycemic control and monitors diabetes progression by measuring fasting glucose and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c). As the graph below illustrates, by the time we flag patients, levels are already at prediabetic/diabetic ranges. With our comprehensive testing, we can identify abnormalities in markers of insulin resistance and beta cell (cells in the pancreas that produce insulin) function to be able to intervene and take a preventive path.
Type 2 Diabetes progresses over a long period of time and never just appears suddenly. There are warning signs to look out for, many of which are asymptomatic. Occasionally, people will never give it a second thought unless they experience obvious symptoms. The longer you wait to look into your personal risk level, the greater chance you have of worsening any existing factors. Our Health Risk Assessment takes an in-depth look at your insulin resistance, glucose control and prediabetic status. Looking at your personal report gives us the ability to identify changes you can make to prevent a full-blown type 2 diabetes diagnosis.
Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?
Although being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes can certainly be life changing, patients can live full lives if they manage their diabetes properly. Diabetes management includes consistently monitoring blood sugar levels and using the necessary medications (at times including insulin) to keep blood sugar levels within a healthy range. Nutrition and exercising are also recommended to control the disease. By adopting a healthier lifestyle with smart eating choices and being more active, your symptoms can be greatly reduced. There is even research that shows if managed well enough, people have the potential to not only decrease the severity of their Type 2 diabetes, but also reverse the condition itself. Our specialists at Absolute Health are experts in figuring out the best possible course of action for you to work towards reducing symptoms and avoiding secondary complications.
By far one of the biggest benefits comes from weight loss. By storing excess fat in the body, especially visceral fat, the production of insulin and its ability to function in the body are affected. Research shows sleeve gastrectomy has proven to be effective in weight reduction and improvement of Type 2 Diabetes and its complications. Although some patients may be candidates for this type of surgery, our team can give you the tools you need to create a healthier lifestyle through nutrition and exercise. Being committed to your health with the support of our specialists may be all you need to reverse your prediabetes and prevent diabetes.