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Diabetes

Manage Your Diabetes Symptoms with Weight Loss and Nutritional Counseling in Lynchburg and Roanoke

Diabetes is a condition where your pancreas produces very little insulin or no insulin at all. It can also occur if your body cannot properly respond to the insulin. While many believe there is no cure for diabetes, the condition is manageable with proper nutrition and a healthy weight-loss management plan.

doctor talking to a patient who suffers from diabetes

Common Cause of Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes occurs in childhood. Doctors believe that it is caused by genes and certain viruses that trigger the disease. Type 2 diabetes occurs if you eat unhealthy foods, are overweight, obese, or if you are physically inactive. Genetics can also be a factor. Also, the location of the fat can be a factor. Belly fat is linked to insulin resistance.

How Is Diabetes Diagnosed

There are a few tests that are used by your primary care physician to diagnose diabetes.

  • Fasting blood sugar: This blood test would be taken after a night of fasting.
  • Oral glucose tolerance test: This test would also be taken after a night of fasting. In the morning, you would drink a sugary liquid. Your blood sugar would be checked periodically over the next two hours.
  • Random blood sugar test: This test would be given at any time of the day.

Each of these tests can help your doctor determine if you have diabetes or if you are at risk of developing it.

Symptoms of Diabetes

There are several symptoms of diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the symptoms come on suddenly. In type 2 diabetes, the symptoms come on over time. The symptoms include:

  • Increased hunger
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Frequent fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Sores that don't heal
  • Tingling or numbness in the hands and feet

Alone, each of these symptoms can be the result of a variety of conditions. However, the combination of two or more of these symptoms could indicate that you are suffering from diabetes.

How We Can Help Manage Your Diabetes

When you have diabetes it is crucial to monitor your blood sugar regularly. Here at Genesis Health Solutions, 

although we don’t diagnose and treat diabetes directly, we offer nutritional guidance and a weight loss plan to help manage the symptoms of diabetes. Healthy eating and lifestyle changes allows many patients to manage their blood-sugar levels, with many people no longer relying on insulin and other medications.

Get In Touch With Us Today! Contact Genesis Health Solutions, serving Lynchburg, Roanoke and Forest, VA

If you are exhibiting any of the symptoms of diabetes, it is important that you are tested by your primary care physician. While we don’t treat the disease of diabetes at Genesis Health Solutions we do help our clients manage their diabetes naturally through diet and lifestyle modification. We can help you live a healthier life. Call us today at (434) 316-0001.

 

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