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Considering Nutritional Therapy for Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes
You may have been just diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes, or you might have known about your condition for quite a while. If you have Type 2 diabetes, your body struggles to produce and use enough insulin to keep your blood sugar in check. Fortunately, there are good treatments for diabetes.
You, as the patient, have a lot of control as well. Managing your diet with nutritional therapy could be the key to getting your blood sugar back on track.
What Is Nutritional Therapy?
Whether or not you are new to the world of healthy eating to manage diabetes, you’ve surely heard that managing your diet is key to keeping the condition under control, and at times, even reversing symptoms.
It may interest you to know that one size does not fit all: Everyone’s body is unique, so a good nutritional therapist will tailor your new eating plan to your specific body and lifestyle. Your mood, sleep, blood sugar and overall health will benefit when you eat in a way that’s right for you. Below are three benefits of nutritional therapy for diabetic patients.
- You Will Enjoy Better Blood Sugar Control
Stabilizing your blood sugar may be your sole reason for considering nutritional therapy — and that’s fine! For people with blood sugar imbalances, creating an eating plan that allows you to live fully while making smart food choices is key.
- You May Not Have as Many Medications or Medical Bills
When your body is sick, you may turn to your doctor for medication. There’s nothing wrong with medication, but many pills and serums are accompanied by strong side effects. If you are diabetic or pre-diabetic, there are often holistic ways to prevent — or decrease — your dependence on medication to manage your condition.
Nutritional therapy can help you make healthy eating choices, and it can help you change your relationship with food so that you can live a healthier life.
- You Will Lose Weight and Benefit in Other Ways
If you’re eating well, your body will likely return to a healthy weight. If you’ve suffered from poor sleep, struggled to heal from chronic infections and dealt with the mood swings that often accompany uncontrolled diabetes, nutritional therapy may be a good choice for you.
Find The Right Nutritionist
You didn’t ask for diabetes, but there’s a lot you can do to control it. At Holistic Vitality Center, we view the body as whole, and determining your biochemical, energetic and physical statuses is vital. On the road to optimal health, your nutritional health is a key factor in achieving wellness.
Contact Holistic Vitality Center online, or call (919) 848-3333 and let’s discuss how we can get your blood sugar under control with the aid of nutritional therapy today!