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Diabetes services offered in the greater Metairie and Lake Charles, LA area

More than 11% of Americans have diabetes, and unfortunately, it’s growing more common. At Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center, with offices in Metairie and Lake Charles, Louisiana, anti-aging and regenerative health specialist Trip Goolsby, MD, offers an advanced whole-body approach to diabetes to help you recapture the good health you deserve. Book your appointment online or call the office nearest you today. 

What are the symptoms of diabetes?

With Type 1 diabetes, your body doesn’t make insulin; with Type 2 diabetes, you either make too little insulin or you’ve grown resistant to it. In both cases, this leads to high blood sugar and, eventually, serious nerve and blood vessel damage. Signs of this damage include:

  • Increased thirst and hunger
  • Blurry eyesight
  • Increased frequency of urination
  • Tiredness
  • Irritable mood
  • Slow-healing wounds
  • Frequent infections
  • Irritability

Type 1 diabetes symptoms usually come on more suddenly and are more severe at the onset. Type 2 diabetes is often asymptomatic in the early stages but can gradually evolve into serious symptoms.  

What causes diabetes?

The causes of Type 1 diabetes aren’t certain. It’s an immune reaction in which the body mistakenly attacks healthy tissue (specifically, the pancreas, where you produce insulin). Researchers believe that genetics plays a significant role, but other factors like environment and geography may also contribute. 

Controllable factors, including extra weight, sedentary lifestyle, and poor nutrition, largely cause type 2 diabetes. But genetics, race, age, and other non-controllable risk factors can contribute too.  

Unlike Type 1 diabetes, you can prevent Type 2 diabetes. 

Can you treat diabetes without medication? 

Yes, it’s often possible to treat Type 2 diabetes without medication, particularly if you start treatment early. At Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center, Dr. Goolsby designed a unique four-pillar approach to wellness that helps address the underlying problems contributing to your Type 2 diabetes. These include:

  • Hormone balancing
  • Nutritional optimization
  • Physical fitness
  • Mind-body coaching

This unique combination of treatments can help you lower your blood sugar, lose weight, and become healthier overall. In addition, establishing stronger health can reduce your risk of kidney disease, vision loss, neuropathy, and depression. 

Type 2 diabetes increases the risk of certain neurodegenerative disorders, so controlling your diabetes and stopping its progression can reduce your risk of serious conditions like Alzheimer’s disease.

People with Type 1 diabetes must take insulin to survive, but following the four pillars can help you achieve the best health possible overall. 

Some patients with Type 2 diabetes might need medication, especially in the later stages of the disease. However, by starting Type 2 diabetes treatment now, you can halt the disease and possibly even reverse its toll on your body. 

Call Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center or book your appointment through online scheduling now.