Have you been told that you have "a little bit of sugar" running through your veins?
"A little" is relative. Whether you
have a little or a lot, any excess amount is too much! Elevated blood sugar shouldn't be ignored.
Have you been told you have Pre-diabetes? Diabetes? Insulin Resistance? Metabolic Syndrome? Type 2 diabetes? Type 1 diabetes? Type 3 diabetes? Type 1 1/2 diabetes? Steroid-induced diabetes? Gestational diabetes?
Yes, there are many different types of diabetes, and they all result in the same DEVASTATION if not halted in its tracks.
Do you want to get rid of this sugar before it threatens your life or causes devastating complications?
Our NATURAL methods have saved eyes, arteries, hearts, limbs, and kidneys!
Conventional treatments may have their role in battling diabetes, but they are useless if you do not also address the "root cause." This is what we do here. We work to optimize all of your body systems so that they work together more effectively. Diabetes is so much more than just high blood sugar!
We help you GET Healed Naturally and help you get your life back and experience WEALTH once again!
With over 30 years working in the healthcare field as a registered dietitian/nutritionist, certified diabetes educator, board-certified diabetes management specialist, insulin pump trainer, and family nurse practitioner, I am highly qualified to assist you in OUTSMARTING diabetes, regardless of the type or degree of your condition. Diabetes-associated conditions, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, overweight, and obesity, are also conditions that we work to abolish.
And of course, part of OUTSMARTING Diabetes and its associated conditions is to get Balanced, Fit & Slim. Our VITAL Health Solutions Transformation Program will make sure you achieve these goals.
Diabetes is an extremely common disease that negatively affects how your body processes sugar. As the disease progresses, your body loses sensitivity to insulin, the hormone that controls the blood sugar levels in your body. At first, the pancreas produces more insulin to normalize the reduced insulin sensitivity. However, the pancreas becomes unable to produce insulin to regulate your blood sugar levels in the long run. This results in hyperglycemia or high blood pressure.
In turn, diabetes may lead to the development of many other chronic health conditions such as retinal, nerve, vascular, and kidney complications. Dr. Winter is able to treat these conditions through functional medicine and a holistic approach to health.
Testing Your Blood Sugar Levels
To manage diabetes successfully, you must have a basic understanding of your blood sugar levels. To gather baseline data, we perform a few tests at our lab. These lab results will help us develop an appropriate treatment for you. Some of these tests include:
The Fasting Blood Glucose (FBG) Test
This test evaluates your blood sugar after you have completed fasting for 8 to 12 hours. However, it cannot tell us how your blood sugar changes or reacts to the foods you eat.
The Hemoglobin Test
Also known as the HbA1c, this test evaluates the percentage of hemoglobin cells that have fused to sugar due to high blood sugar. However, this test alone is usually not reliable. For this reason, Dr. Winter compares it with other biomarkers like fasting leptin, fasting insulin, fructosamine, HOMA-IR, and triglycerides, among others.
Dr. Winter's Approach to Diabetes Reversal
Functional medicine does not employ the traditional "wait and see" approach to treating diabetes. Waiting for diabetes to develop before starting treatment wastes precious opportunities to promote a healthy life. Instead, Dr. Cheryl Winter, DCN, FNP-BC, APRN, RDN, uses functional medicine to address the root cause of diabetes rather than treating the symptoms. This approach is fundamentally based on preventing and treating diabetes through lifestyle and diet alterations.
At our facility in Conroe, TX, you will get professional nutritional counseling from Dr. Cheryl Winter. It is no secret that you need to adjust your carb quality and quantity if you have diabetes. Low-fiber and high-starch levels put you at a higher risk of diabetes. So, adjusting intake can be quite beneficial to your health.
For example, qualified nutritionists recommend steering away from refined carbs such as bread and pasta. Instead, consume moderate quantities of plantains, starchy tubers (cassava, rutabaga, beets, and sweet potatoes). If you are not lactose intolerant, moderate quantities of full-fat dairy are also beneficial. Nutrition advice from a functional medicine perspective often includes:
• Adopting a gluten-free diet
• Trying the ketogenic diet
• Increasing your protein intake to improve satiety and blood sugar levels
Other Functional Foods for Diabetes Reversal
There are plenty of Paleo-friendly foods that help in treating diabetes. Some of them include:
Cacao – Small amounts of dark chocolate can surprisingly help manage diabetes. Studies show cacao reduces blood sugar levels after eating a meal. It also encourages promoting the swift delivery of glucose to your muscles.
Blueberries – Blueberries have the properties of being able to improve control of glucose in your body. These properties come from blueberries' large amounts of anthocyanins. These compounds have anti-inflammatory effects and also improve your body's utilization of glucose.
Tea and Coffee – According to research, coffee can decrease the risk of diabetes because it helps fight oxidative stress. Tea can encourage better gut microbiota. Coffee and green tea are rich in antioxidants which help treat or reverse diabetes.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
In addition to lifestyle changes, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can improve your body's response to insulin. This is especially true when it comes to testosterone. This hormone reduces your body's resistance to insulin in both men and women. With increased testosterone, your cells become much more sensitive to the effects of insulin. Additionally, Dr. Cheryl Winter can administer hormonal optimization in both men and women, leading to the reduction of fat and a slimmer waistline. Healthy weight loss is beneficial because excess weight can be a risk factor for diabetes.
Furthermore, balanced hormones give you more energy and endurance while on your regular exercise routine, improving your overall quality of life. Visit Dr. Cheryl Winter for professional BHRT as part of a diabetes reversal treatment that can have substantial benefits on your life today.
How Dr. Cheryl Winter Helps Reverse Diabetes
As with any other form of body imbalance, Dr. Winter will start treatment by testing your hormone and nutrient levels. This helps her determine and target the root cause of diabetes. She will achieve this by assessing your leptin and insulin resistance. Insulin regulates blood sugar, while leptin is a satiety compound that signals to your body that you have eaten enough. Overeating usually occurs when the leptin levels are high, but your body continues to feel hungry since your body does not recognize satiety.
To reverse diabetes, Dr. Cheryl Winter helps balance the hormones in your endocrine system. This aims to help your adrenal and pituitary glands produce corticosterone, which is responsible for regulating your energy, food consumption, and response to stress. While addressing hormone imbalances, Dr. Winter will support your diabetes management regimen with an effective diet, exercise, and lifestyle plan.
Diabetes Reversal in Conroe, TX
Do not become another negative statistic related to diabetes. Stop the progression of diabetes prevent further damage with safe and natural interventions. Visit Dr. Cheryl Winter at our office located at 303 Longmire Rd., Suite #1001, Conroe, TX 77304. You can also call us at 832-327-9332 for a free 15-minute consult or to book an appointment today.
With over 30 years working in the healthcare field as a registered dietitian/nutritionist, certified diabetes educator, board-certified diabetes management specialist, insulin pump trainer and family nurse practitioner, I am highly qualified to assist you in OUTSMARTING Diabetes, regardless of the type or degree of your condition. Diabetes-associated conditions, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, overweight and obesity are also conditions that we work to abolish.
And of course, part of OUTSMARTING Diabetes and it’s associated conditions is to GET Balanced, Fit & Slim. Our VITAL Health Solutions Transformation Program is dedicated to assure that this happens.
Thank you for visiting and I look forward to getting better acquainted.
In Love & Health,