“People with high blood pressure, diabetes - those are conditions brought about by life style. If you change the life style, those conditions will leave.” ~ Dick Gregory
Can Diabetes Be Cured?
Type 2 diabetes (T2D), in which the body doesn’t use insulin properly, is rising in the United States.
Over 35 million people have the condition, and many are diagnosed when young (even in adolescence). Perhaps more astonishing—and worrying—is that prediabetes (the condition that leads to T2D) now affects 96 million people.
A 2019 study by the National Institutes of Health investigating the potential for cure of Type 2 Diabetes found that T2D is not curable but reversible through bariatric surgery, low-calorie diets, and low carbohydrate intake.
The vital point to take away is symptoms are reversible to the point medication is unnecessary.
This article will focus on three central questions:
- How Can You Know if You Have T2D or Prediabetes?
- Who Can You See for T2D or Prediabetes?
- How Does Tiger Medical Reverse T2D and Prediabetes?
How Can You Know You Have T2D or Prediabetes?
The simple answer is you must test for it.
Risk factors such as obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, and being over 45 certainly contribute; however, to know with certainty, one must complete testing.
To learn if you have T2D or prediabetes, work with a medical provider to complete the following testing:
1. A1C Test
This test measures blood sugar over the past two to three months (and it’s the easiest test since it’s not necessary to fast beforehand).
A result in the range of 5.7%–6.4% indicates prediabetes.
2. Fasting Blood Sugar Test
This test measures blood sugar after an overnight fast.
A result of 100–125 mg/dL indicates prediabetes.
3. Glucose Tolerance Test
This test measures blood sugar before and after drinking a glucose liquid.
A result of 140–199 mg/dL indicates prediabetes.
Who Can You See for T2D or Prediabetes?
1. Primary Physician
The first option is to see your primary physician.
This medical provider has the most information and context on your health history.
Your PCP also has the tools and training to assess if you are approaching prediabetes or have progressed into full-blow T2D.
You can also see an Endocrinologist specializing in T2D and prediabetes care for a more comprehensive approach to the disease.
If this is a traditional, Western-trained physician, it may only involve prescription medication or surgery options.
You will want to learn if alternative approaches, such as calorie and carbohydrate restriction, are part of the specialist’s plan.
3. Functional Medicine Doctor
A physician trained in the functional approach to medicine can be an excellent choice.
This physician will utilize a root-cause approach to your disease, identify underlying mechanisms contributing to your T2D or prediabetes, and recommend and coach you on a lifestyle change that naturally stabilizes and eventually reverses your condition.
How Does Tiger Medical Reverse T2D and Prediabetes?
Tiger Medical Institute is a specialty medical clinic focused on advanced restorative medicine.
Our focus is on the driven individual who has achieved success but feels their health has been compromised and wants to proactively get ahead of any severe issues.
Tiger employs a three-step process with each patient that has proven to work repeatedly in resolving underlying causes of poor energy and focus.
Deficient physiology, sleep, and eating patterns contribute to T2D and prediabetes. These symptoms keep you from showing up as the best version of yourself and sap personal productivity and potentially negatively impact the number of years you are healthy and experience vitality.
Here is how Tiger Medical helps:
- Test for underlying mechanisms driving your T2D or prediabetes.
- Customize treatment and lifestyle changes specifically to help reverse your current condition.
- Partner with your Tiger doctor and health coach to implement the plan for a year!
Tiger Medical employs advanced tests to view your health profile comprehensively. You complete a health history survey, and our doctor review, interview, and customize your testing based on what they learn about you.
From test results, we customize your health recovery path. You then enter into the Tiger Medical process that generates results consistently over time.
You can go here to learn from previous Tiger clients how our approach worked for them!
Lastly, it is essential to understand Tiger Medical is not primary care. We recommend that you first seek your local doctor’s opinion, remain under the supervision of your primary care doctor, and augment their care with a specialty clinic like Tiger when it makes sense.
Your Next Best Steps
If, based on the information you have reviewed here in our article and on our website, you feel Tiger Medical is a good fit, then the next best step is to go here to book an assessment call with a Tiger Professional.
In this first call, the meeting is about learning your history, struggles, and goals. This is a valuable assessment process that aids you in deciding if one of Tiger’s programs works to meet your needs.
We want to ensure that you are a good fit for our program and that our Tiger team can help you resolve your challenges.
It’s time to make yourself patient number one and embrace self-care.
The first step in that process is to meet with us to learn how!
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