Signs & Symptoms Of Diabetes

Overall, diabetes symptoms are triggered by rising blood sugar levels, and the general symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Increased hunger
  • Increased thirst
  • Weight gain
  • Frequent urination
  • Blurry vision
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Sores that don’t heal

Beyond the general diabetes symptoms, men with diabetes may experience a decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction (ED), and oftentimes poor muscle strength.

For women with diabetes, urinary tract infections, yeast infections, and dry, itchy skin are common symptoms. 

The Conventional Approach to Diabetes

Unlike the conventional medicine approach to diabetes, our goal is to restore blood sugar levels naturally and safely through lifestyle changes... rather than relying on prescription meds and living with their side-effects.

Yet many people believe that diabetes medications such as Metformin, Avandia, Actos, Januvia, Onglyza, or exogenous insulin will "solve" their issues – despite the fact that these medications don't deal with the root cause of diabetes. They only address a symptom.

While people experience great success in the first few months of taking these medications, they provide false hope because they fail to work overtime as the root causes of poor glucose management spin out of control.

Here are some things you need to know about diabetes and why education and lifestyle changes can save your life:

  • People who have diabetes or pre-diabetes aren't always overweight.
  • Just because it "runs in your family" doesn't mean you are destined to be diabetic. Your health is in your hands.
  • Diabetes is not just a "dietary disease" and in fact the underlying cause is chronic systemic inflammation.
  • Diabetes management isn't a "one size fits all" approach and there are multiple factors that contribute to the underlying chronic inflammation and insulin resistance.

The Functional Healthcare Approach To Diabetes

Entavida can help you optimize insulin sensitivity, minimizing your risk not just for diabetes, but the whole range of life-changing complications too.

Our approach to diabetes (or any chronic illness for that matter), is to restore your body’s innate healing potential rather than merely masking symptoms and treating test results with prescription drugs.

We believe that the best way to address chronic inflammatory diseases, such as diabetes, is by making sensible lifestyle changes – supported by our capable and caring team.

That’s why with diabetes, we have a unique approach based on "functional nutrition" to assess nutrient status and recommend personlized dietary strategies that will address the factors underlying inflammation and insulin resistance.

Apart from food, we also examine the interplay between different systems and organs in your body – like your gut, your endocrine system, and your brain. Because for true holistic health, we need to get all your systems to work together.

For example, if you are dealing with other hormone imbalances, this can have a huge impact on how well you can manage your diabetes.

That’s why at Entavida, we run advanced lab testing beyond your standard blood tests so we can recommend a protocol that brings all your body systems back in balance.

Diagnosing Diabetes

The fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test measures your blood sugar after you’ve fasted for 8 hours, while the A1C test provides a snapshot of your blood sugar levels over the previous 3 months. These tests are typically done by a primary care provider (PCP).

We also recommend gut, hormone, and toxin testing to get the full picture of anything else that is impacting your insulin levels and causing symptoms. The earlier you get diagnosed, the sooner you can start addressing your diabetes – feel free to schedule a free discovery consult to see what the best next steps are for you.

Take The First Step Today On Your

Journey Back To Health

Do you have questions about starting your path back to health? Our staff is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to determine if our approach is right for you.

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About Entavida

Known for our successful outcomes, the team at Entavida uses an integrative, functional healthcare viewpoint informed by advanced lab testing and your personal story.

Our proven approach to diagnosing and resolving chronic health issues recognizes that lasting health depends on resolving the underlying root causes of your symptoms. Click here to learn more »

Unique Approach

At Entavida, we look at the body in a complete manner. We evaluate systemic imbalances, from immune function to gut and brain health. This allows us to address the underlying causes of your frustrating symptoms that keep you from feeling your best.

We empower you with lifelong health skills and therapies that can help you conquer health challenges. Click here to learn more about our approach.

Your Next Steps

After you have reviewed the information on our website and in our downloadable guides, we’d love to hear from you! We are also available to answer more specific questions about our approach.

Simply apply for a free discovery consult with our patient coordinator at 720.741.7853 or via our online appointment scheduler.

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