Let’s talk about diabetes
Diabetes is a global epidemic. In the USA there are over 130 million adults with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, with an estimated 1.4 million new cases a year. The epidemic here at home is highest among American Indian and Alaska Native persons (14.5%), non-Hispanic Black people (12.1%), and people of Hispanic origin (11.8%).  And the costs are staggering! According to the American Diabetes Association, the total cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States in 2017 was $327 billion, with direct medical costs of $237 billion causing $90 billion in reduced productivity. 
Type 2 Diabetes
Only 1.9 million diabetic had Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that prevents the body from making insulin. The rest of the cases fall under Type 2.
What is Type 2 diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is chronic disease that affects the body’s ability to use and regular sugar, or glucose. This is due to poor production of hormone called insulin. This leads to too much sugar in the blood and if left unmanaged can cause many long-term complications that could affect your nerves, heart, kidneys, eyes and more.
The good news is, type 2 diabetes can be reversed!
Reversing Type 2 Diabetes
Just because its possible doesn’t mean its easy – But, its very worth it! Functional medicine care is doctor-guided and centered around the patient. This means that no two cases are exact, since we are all different – Even when some of the underlying causes are the same. However, by following strict lifestyle changes and using food and nutrition as a first-line therapy, we can see blood sugar management improve and return to normal. This means a reduction and even stopping a life-long need for medication.
How can Canopy Natural Medicine Help?
Canopy’s Dr. Nardi is triple board certified and holds two coveted post graduate board certifications specializing in clinical nutrition and the treatment of internal disorders. Through his expertise and clinical knowledge he teaches patients why their blood sugar levels are not correct and what they can do to change that.
What’s the First Step?
The biggest step is deciding if you are truly ready to get well. That is above all the most important part of any wellness practice.
The second is schedule a time to meet with Dr. Nardi to go over your case. Due to the highly personalized care-model, we can only accept a limited number of people every month for our type 2 diabetes program. Once in the program Dr. Nardi will go over:
- How to get blood sugar levels under control naturally
- Why we can manage diabetes naturally and without more medications
- Reasons treatments might not be working
- An alternative treatment option that can produce DRAMATIC results
How to Schedule
If you are truly ready for a change and getting back to health, then you are ready to meet with the doctor. While we see patients in our office in Juneau, Dr. Nardi also works with people from Wasilla, Anchorage, and Fairbanks via Telemedicine. To set up your consult with the Doc, call our office at 907.789.9549. Our staff will tell exactly what you will need for the visit and cover any questions you might have at that time. Consults for this program are usually short, 15-30 minutes, in order to see if you are good candidate for our functional medicine program.Call Us