Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases where the body's pancreas does not produce enough insulin or does not properly respond to insulin produced, resulting in high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period impact glucose levels, and if left untreated, can cause many complications.
Traditional medicine uses insulin to help Diabetics manage their blood sugar levels. The problem with using only medication is that insulin is a hormone and can cause long-term damage to the body.
At first, the insulin injections may appear to be working, and the patient's blood sugar levels drop. But over time, the body builds greater resistance to higher insulin levels, leading blood sugar levels to rise once again.
Insulin used this way has shown to have the side effects such as hormonal imbalance, unwanted weight gain, Cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, limb amputations, a higher risk of cancer - even death.
Dr. Alex Kassalias, DC, starts with a body composition analysis to better understand what is going on within your body today. We'll review the results along with your health history to better understand you. When necessary, we'll order lab work to analyze your blood, urine and nutrition that help identify the deficiencies in your health.
Dr. K believes it is critical to look at WHY a person is diabetic, to determine the underlying causes. Only then are we able to help educate people on how to handle their diabetes more effectively.
We do not prescribe medication and will not take you off medications prescribed by your primary care physician, however we have helped many people reduce or eliminate their need to be on these medications.
We can uncover the nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances and organ dysfunction that are associated with your disease. With this information, we can help you create an action plan to help you control your diabetes - and live a better life.