Symptoms of Diabetes and your Chiropractor.
Diabetes and obesity are on the rise in Missouri. Fast food and high carbohydrate, high calorie content meals are our enemy. As many of you know I have been on a campaign to lose weight and battle my type two diabetes. I am getting better and I'm losing weight at the end of this BLOG I will give you some of tips that are working for me.
It is important to know if you are overweight and older than 35, you are at a risk of being diabetic. The following is a list of symptoms you may have if you are diabetic.
Excessive thirst and appetite
Increased urination (sometimes as often as every hour)
Unusual weight loss or gain
Nausea, perhaps vomiting
In women, frequent vaginal infections
In men and women, yeast infections
Slow-healing sores or cuts
The great news about diabetes is that most cases are easily managed. The bad news is diabetes left un-treated is deadly. Take it seriously. Your life is at stake.
Losing weight is the best thing you can do. I have lost 70 pounds in the last year, close to a 110 in the past two years. Not only do I feel better, sleep better, and live better, my numbers are improving.
If you think you may be diabetic don’t put your head in the sand. Go see your chiropractor and your medical doctor. The MD can evaluate your need for meds; you may or may not need medication. Your chiropractor can get you feeling better and get you moving.
Getting adjusted, no matter what anyone tells you, will not make your pancreas work better. There is good reason to see a chiropractor if you are diabetic. Your chiropractor is a great source for nutritional guidance and exercise management. If your back is hurting you don’t feel like working out. It is vital that you see your medical doctor as well, diabetes is a dangerous disease. Book that appointment with your MD or DO.
So here is what I am doing now, bear in mind these are all equally important.
1: I am getting more sleep. Sleep is essential to weight loss. Also if you are like me I am a nocturnal eater and most of the things I eat at night are not good for me. The old adage “early to bed and early to rise” applies here.
2: Avoid fast food. It is high in calories, carbs, and quantities. One extra value meal is enough for the whole day. Think of it this way, we would never send an alcoholic to a bar, why would we send a person with an eating disorder to a fast food joint. Accept the fact that if you are 60 plus pounds overweight; you have an eating disorder.
3: Walk, Just walk.
4: I take my meds, I am down to 1000mg of metformin daily. Soon I hope to be off of the medication altogether. For now I still need the meds to manage the blood sugar level.
5: I get adjusted often, especially if I am in pain and I get a massage every two weeks. Both reduce my stress level and hip and back pain. I have full schedule and my back can get to hurting after seeing patients 10-12 hours a day.
You know my motto: Feel Better, Liver Better.
Find you a great Chiropractor with 10 years experience or more, preferably a board certified one. Get back to living.
Dr. David J. Moreland DC, CCSP.
Rolla MO 65401