Diabetes has become an epidemic in the United States. If you’re one of the 24 million Americans with diabetes, it is important that you get this condition under control. Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attack, and amputation.
Insulin, along with several classes of oral drugs are used to treat diabetes. For Type 1 diabetics, whose pancreas produces too little insulin, insulin is appropriate and necessary. However, for those with Type 2 diabetes — 90 percent of all cases — the problem isn’t due to an insufficiency of insulin but with the cells’ inability to properly utilize it.
The DaSilva Institute approach is very effective in reducing and often eliminating the need for oral diabetes drugs and insulin in patients with Type 2 diabetes.
Conventional Medicine’s Approach to Diabetes
Physicians are quick to prescribe drugs for Type 2 diabetes. Although these medications do lower blood sugar, they have adverse consequences on the cardiovascular system. Some of these drugs actually increase the risk of heart attack. At the same time, conventional physicians tend to neglect the safest, most effective treatments for Type 2 diabetes: lifestyle changes, weight loss, and natural measures to improve insulin sensitivity.
Natural Treatments for Diabetes
The DaSilva Institute approach to diabetes is two-fold: to lower blood sugar and to reduce the risk of diabetic complications with diet, exercise, and targeted nutritional supplements – Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLCs).
These natural treatments for diabetes are very effective in reducing and often eliminating the need for drugs in patients with Type 2 diabetes. While Type 1 diabetics cannot expect to ever be off insulin altogether, their insulin requirements can be greatly reduced and their risk of complications significantly decreased on our regimen.
Personalized Lifestyle Program for Diabetes
Diet is a key component of our treatment program. Instruction includes nutritional counseling, because Type 2 diabetics can often suppress their condition simply by losing weight.
The key to getting Type 2 diabetes under control is to improve your cells’ sensitivity to insulin, and there are several natural compounds which do just that. During your stay at the clinic, we closely monitor your blood sugar as you replace diabetic drugs with these safe, natural therapies.
Unique Therapies for Diabetes
- Supplements, not drugs
If you have diabetes, you are familiar with the many potential complications that accompany this disease. However, you may not be aware that most people with diabetes are deficient in nutrients that protect against these complications.
We will start you on an intensive nutritional program of antioxidants, B-complex vitamins, magnesium, and other vitamins and minerals. You will also be prescribed supplements for the eyes, the nerves, and the heart.
- Chelation therapy
Another treatment is EDTA chelation therapy. Chelation is an intravenous therapy that removes toxic metals and mineral buildup from the arteries, restoring them to health and improving blood flow. As injured blood vessels receive a fresh supply of oxygen and nutrients, healing begins.
- Intravenous (IV) treatments
Complications of the eyes are common among patients with diabetes, and we offer a unique intravenous mixture of vitamins, minerals, and specialized nutrients that benefit ocular health. And because heart disease is the leading cause of death for patients with diabetes, the DaSilva Institute offers a variety of other noninvasive therapies to protect your heart.