Many diseases are a result of a combination of genetics and environmental and lifestyle factors. Functional medicine seeks to manage all of these factors for effective care for the patients. This is what we do here at Hoyt Interactive Health, a personalized alternative care clinic in Murrieta, CA. Diabetes is one of the chronic conditions caused by these factors. Our functional medicine is effective for reversing diabetes and its long-term effects as well as risk factors.
The Link Between Diabetes & the Autoimmune System
Type 1 diabetes is associated with a faulty autoimmune system. The body’s immune system mistakes insulin-producing cells for foreign elements, killing them and damaging healthy tissue in the process. This reduces the body’s insulin levels, triggering type 1 diabetes and other chronic conditions. This condition mostly affects kids and teenagers.
Type 2 diabetes affects people of all ages but most adults and the elderly. It is linked to a range of environmental, genetic, and lifestyle factors. For example, the rising cases of diabetes have been blamed on unhealthy eating habits. However, new research explores a possible link between type 2 diabetes and a faulty autoimmune system. This is theorized to be the cause of the body’s resistance to insulin. Breakthroughs in this line of thinking have given rise to new and more effective medicine.
Type 1.5 Diabetes (autoimmune-related). A newer trend is manifesting where patients are developing diabetes secondary to another autoimmunity, for example, secondary to food allergies or other autoimmune conditions such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Hashimoto’s, or inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis. This condition often manifests in earlier adult life, unlike the classic type 2 diabetes which is more common in the later years. Patients with type 1.5 autoimmune diabetes may not be overweight and in fact, are often thin.
Functional Medicine for Diabetes
Functional medicine is an integrative health approach that can be effective for reducing and reversing most types of diabetic complications and risks. It involves a combination of multiple disciplines directed at discovering root causes such as food allergies, infections, hormone imbalances, insulin resistance, leaky gut, nutritional deficiencies, chemical toxicity, mold exposure toxicity, etc via comprehensive testing which in more complex cases can involve home and pet testing for fungal and candida issues. We address the triggers using alternative measures including dietary strategies, nutrition, immune support with nutraceuticals, etc. Before that, Dr. Hoyt will get your comprehensive medical history to accompany the lab tests, which allows us to get to the root of the problem. We believe in personalized care tailored to suit your unique situation. Our pleasure is in restoring your health and quality of living. We set out to bring back the joy in your life. Real Health Restored.
Contact Us for Quality Care
We attempt to leverage every available remedy for your condition using natural alternative measures here at Hoyt Integrative Health. Our care plans are also personalized to meet your specific needs whether you live in our out of the area, whether in person or virtual visits. We strive to offer the best functional medicine care in Temecula and Murrieta, CA for those who have put their recovery as their number one priority, are willing to make the lifestyle changes and sacrifices required to get the results. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can help.