Diabetes is one of the main causes of death in the United States. Diabetes affects nearly one out of every fifteen people, almost a third of whom are unaware of their condition. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness and the main reason for amputations in adults. It is the primary reason for people to have kidney disease bad enough to require dialysis. Diabetics are more likely to get sick than non-diabetics and are two to four times more likely to have heart attacks or strokes than people without diabetes.
We can help you reverse Type 2 diabetes. Paracelsus also treats prediabetes, a condition of abnormal blood sugar readings, and can help children and adults with Type 1 diabetes manage their disease.
Assessment and Treatment
The diabetes treatment program from Paracelsus may include:
- Precise dietary instructions to maintain blood sugars
Herbs to manage blood sugar
Specific vitamins and minerals
Prevention and treatment of diabetic neuropathy and diabetic kidney disease
Appropriate management of insulin, if needed
In the Know: Prediabetes
Over 90% of all diabetes patients have Type 2 diabetes, or adult-onset diabetes. As the name implies, this is a disease that is developed later in life. Before being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, patients enter a prediabetic phase.
Prediabetes is a condition of abnormal blood sugar readings with impaired fasting blood sugar or impaired glucose tolerance. If you are diagnosed with prediabetes, it means you have a higher-than-normal blood sugar level that is not yet high enough to be categorized as Type 2 diabetes. The statistics are staggering: over 40% of Americans over 40 have prediabetes—and over 85 million people in the US alone have it.
The good news is that you can prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes and reverse your prediabetes diagnosis. Lifestyle changes, including diet modifications and becoming less sedentary, are proven to work.
Paracelsus can help you review your current dietary plan, suggest nutritional modifications and supplements, and help you change your lifestyle to combat this disease.
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Barker received the distinguished “Doctor of the Year” award from The California Naturopathic Doctors Association in 2015.
Words from Our Patients
Before I came to see Dr. Barker, I had been a diabetic for six years. Dr. Barker made himself available to answer all my questions about my diet and health. I haven’t felt this good in years.
Have you or someone you love been diagnosed with diabetes?
Connect with our office to schedule your free 15 minute consultation and find out if becoming a patient at Paracelsus is right for you.