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Do you Suffer from one of these Symptoms? It Could Be Diabetes

Do you Suffer from one of these Symptoms? It Could Be Diabetes

Diabetes is the condition in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas makes insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use its own insulin as well as it should, which causes sugars to build up in the blood. This results in an abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated levels of glucose in your blood and urine.

Types

There are two main types of diabetes.

  • Type 1 Diabetes: The body does not produce ANY insulin.
  • Type 2 Diabetes: The body does not produce ENOUGH insulin for proper function.

Approximately 90% of patients with diabetes suffer from type 2 diabetes making it much more common than type 1.

Causes

Causes of type 1 diabetes include autoimmune, genetic, and environmental factors such as a virus. Causes of type II diabetes include older age, obesity, family history of diabetes, prior history of gestational diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, physical inactivity, and race/ethnicity.

Symptoms

Some people, especially those with prediabetes, may not experience symptoms initially. In type 1 diabetes, symptoms tend to come on quickly and be more severe. Symptoms for type 1 or type 2 diabetes could include:

  • Increased thirst and extreme hunger
  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue and irritability
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow-healing sores
  • Frequent infections, such as gums or skin infections and vaginal infections
  • Male sexual dysfunction
  • Weight gain or unusual weight loss
  • Numbness and tingling in hands and feet

How Can New Life Medical Group Help You?

Diabetes care is complex and requires that many issues, beyond glycemic control, be addressed. Treatment could include diet control, exercise, home blood glucose testing, and in some cases, oral medication and/or insulin. Approximately 40 percent of people with type 2 diabetes require insulin injections.

Contact us today to see how we can help you manage your health and decrease risk and/or symptoms. http://newlifemedicalgroup.com/autoimmune-conditions/type-1-diabetes/

5 Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy

5 Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy uses a patient’s own stem cells to help repair damaged tissues and repair injuries. This therapy is a part of the regenerative medicine field that is rapidly growing.  A few of the many things stem cell therapy is used for include reducing joint pain, increasing motion and flexibility, and treating tendon and ligament tears.

What is a stem cell?

Before we explain some of the benefits of this therapy, it may be helpful to know a little bit more about stem cells in general.

According to the National Institute of Health,

“Stem cells are important for living organisms for many reasons. In the 3- to 5-day-old embryo, called a blastocyst, the inner cells give rise to the entire body of the organism, including all of the many specialized cell types and organs such as the heart, lungs, skin, sperm, eggs and other tissues. In some adult tissues, such as bone marrow, muscle, and brain, discrete populations of adult stem cells generate replacements for other cells that are lost through normal wear and tear, injury, or disease.”

Benefits

With so many treatment options out there, you may be wondering what benefits choosing stem cell therapy provides.  Overall, because stem cell therapy utilizes biologic material harvested directly from the patient’s body, the general benefits include minimal risk, minimal recovery time and minimal worry.  Here are 5 more specific benefits to be aware of.

Avoid surgery and its many complications and risks

Stem cell therapy is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure. The stem cells are harvested from the patient’s bone marrow from the iliac crest (pelvis).

Minimal post-procedural recovery time

One of the most time consuming factors of any injury is not always the treatment itself, but actually the recovery time. With stem cell therapy, recovery time is minimal.

No use of general anesthesia

Do you not like the way general anesthesia makes your feel? Or do you simply get anxious at the thought of being put under? Stem cell therapy may be just what you need as it does not require the use of general anesthesia.

No risk of rejection

Due to using biologics extracted from the patient, there is no risk of rejection.

No communicable disease transmission

As the cells originate within your own body, there is no risk of spreading disease from or to another person.

 

If you feel you could benefit from stem cell therapy, you can find help at our office. Call 1-866-892-6262  or email us at info@newlifemedgroup.com  to book a consultation.