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Diabetes Prevention Program

We Are Experts at Reversing Pre-Diabetes, Winding Back Diabetes and Helping People Lose Weight

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The Diabetes Epidemic

Diabetes is a modern epidemic affecting around 25% of the population over 25.

In Australia:

  • 1.5 million people have diabetes
  • A further 2-3 million people have pre-diabetes
  • 280 people are diagnosed with diabetes every day
  • The annual health cost of diabetes is $14 billion
  • 1 in 4 hospitals are occupied with someone with diabetes

Diabetes Comes with Serious Health Problems

If not halted or reversed, diabetes can lead to serious health problems including heart disease, kidney disease, eye disease, neuropathy, foot damage, skin conditions and Alzheimer’s.

We Are Losing the Battle

Diabetes rates are increasing.  In 1995 56.3% of Australians over 25 years of age were overweight or obese.  In 2015 the figure was 63.4%. 25% of children aged 5-17 are overweight.

The number of diabetics in Australia are forecast to increase from 1.5M in 2015 to 3M in 2025.

Countries that never had a significant diabetes problem are now battling with the disease – even China now has over 100 million diabetics. Modern diets, lifestyle and medications are simply not dealing with the issue.

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How We Currently Manage Diabetes

Almost all treatments focus on ‘managing’ the disease.  Medications such as Metformin and Insulin injections are routinely used by diabetics to slow the progress of the disease. Diabetes is a progressive disease – that is it will progressively get worse even though we might be able to slow it down a bit.

  • Diabetes is excessive glucose in the blood.
  • This occurs because of either no insulin production (type 1 diabetes) or having developed insulin resistance (type 2 diabetes – the most common form of diabetes).
  • Insulin resistance means that your body must make more and more insulin to try to deal with the excess glucose in your blood. And by doing this your body becomes more and more resistant to the insulin so you need more and more insulin to do the job. And eventually the beta cells that produce insulin in the pancreas are destroyed or become less effective.
  • Initial oral medications change the way your body deals with glucose, but as the disease progresses you need higher and higher doses of the mediation.
  • Eventually you may need to inject insulin into your bloodstream every day. Again, starting at lower doses and then progressing to higher and higher doses as your body become more and more resistant to insulin.
  • 50% of people with diabetes will progress from tablets to insulin injections. Around 1 million Australians take insulin.
  • The drugs used come with many side effects and they do not halt or cure the disease. They just slow it down.

Another form of treatment is bariatric surgery (gastric bypass, gastric banding, etc…).  Complications include bowel obstruction, hernias, repeat operation, vomiting, hypoglycaemia and difficulty swallowing a range of common foods.

Most Diabetic Diets Also Fail to Address the Progression of The Disease

The current dietary recommendations have not address the progression of the disease.  If it did then pre-diabetics would not become diabetics and the disease would not progress at the rate it does.

There is clearly something wrong with how we are managing the disease.

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What is the Answer?

If the problem is insulin resistance (caused by too much insulin), then the logical answer is to reduce insulin levels (not increase them) and reduce glucose levels in the bloodstream.

Diabetes Prevention Program

Our Diabetes Prevention Program utilises acupuncture, Chinese herbs and diet therapy to:

  • reduce blood glucose levels;
  • reduce insulin levels;
  • improve the function of the gastrointestinal tract;

with the overall aim of reducing your natural blood glucose levels and reducing or eliminating the need for diabetes medication.

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What to Expect

As treatment progresses you can expect to:

  • Lose weight
  • Reduce and normalise your blood glucose levels
  • Reduce the amount of insulin in your blood stream
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Lower your cholesterol
  • Better digestion – less bloating, reflux, nausea
  • More energy
  • Feel better
  • We also aim to help you reduce (and in some cases) stop taking your diabetes and blood pressure medications (working in conjunction with your GP).

Note: benefits vary person to person.

Benefits of the Diabetes Prevention Program

  • If you are pre-diabetic your body is already developing insulin resistance and you are well on your way to developing diabetes. Pre-diabetes can be reversed through our Diabetes Prevention Program.
  • If you are already a diabetic (type 2) and are tired of taking ever-increasing dosages of medications, being overweight and worrying about your health our Diabetes Prevention Program can help you lose weight and reduce insulin resistance to reduce (and in some cases stop) diabetes medications.

About the Diabetes Prevention Program

  • The Diabetes Prevention Program is usually in 6 week blocks.
  • You will see us once a week.
  • We will monitor your pulse, weight, measurements, glucose levels and blood pressure.
  • When you get good results from the 6 weeks of treatment, keep going until you reach your goal blood glucose levels and weight.

What To Do Next

Come and see us for a Book in for a FREE Health Consultation today.  At this consultation we will:

  • Uncover the root cause of your symptoms
  • Discover any hidden obstacles to healing
  • Analyse and make our working diagnosis
  • Create an Action Plan to losing weight and reducing your insulin resistance that very day!

You can book a Book in for a FREE Health Consultation by calling us on ph. 9988 1938 or online at Bookings.

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“Get off the merry-go-round of diets that don’t work and ever-increasing dosages of medications.”

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Disclaimer

The information set out here is current at the date of first publication and is intended for use as a guide of a general nature only and may or may not be relevant to particular patients or circumstances. Nor is this publication exhaustive of the subject matter. Persons implementing any recommendations contained in this publication must exercise their own independent skill or judgement or seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular circumstances when so doing. Accordingly, Emperor’s Acupuncture and its employees and agents shall have no liability (including without limitation liability by reason of negligence) to any users of the information contained in this publication for any loss or damage (consequential or otherwise), cost or expense incurred or arising by reason of any person using or relying on the information contained in this publication and whether caused by reason of any error, negligent act, omission or misrepresentation in the information.