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Diabetes and Integrative Medicine


A person with diabetes has an elevated level of glucose in the blood because he/she does not make enough insulin to meet the level of blood sugar and/or the cells of the body do not express enough insulin receptors to move the sugar from the blood into the tissues. 

About 3% of the US population currently has diabetes.  This number is expected to increase to almost 50% by 2050.  The increase is a direct result of an increasingly stressful and sedentary lifestyle.

There are two basic types of diabetes…insulin-dependent (Type I) and noninsulin-dependent (Type II). 

Insulin-dependent diabetes is often associated with onset in childhood and requires insulin. 

Noninsulin dependent often can be managed with oral medications but may require insulin also.  More than 90% of diabetic patients are noninsulin dependent

Although there are many effective medications for diabetes, nontraditional medicine also offers a number of effective therapies and supplements.  To a great extent, noninsulin dependent diabetes is a lifestyle choice and lifestyle changes alone may result in a “cure.”

Diabetes is made worse with sedentary lifestyles, stress and even some medications.  Select herbs and supplements can reduce the need for medications, limit end organ damage and, according to some studies, ever reverse the damage to the pancreas (noninsulin-dependent only).  Dr. Massey is a nationally recognized expert in combining traditional and nontraditional medicine

ALT-MED Therapies include:
  • Select supplements and herbs
  • Stress reduction therapies
  • Reasonable lifestyle changes
Let us help you…call (847) 923-0046 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Massey
ALT-MED was the program I'd been looking for to address my back pain. While chiropractic helped didn't seem oriented to really changing my condition. After the ALT-MED program...I've resumed or taken up walking exercises that would have previously resulted in my leg and foot going numb... Great idea! Thanks!

- Mark Hampton
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