With one in three Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes, managing this chronic illness has never been more important. Today’s young adults stand a fifty percent chance of developing diabetes at some point in their lives, and levels of diabetes are on the rise in children. That’s why it really matters to take a look at the benefits of live/dry blood analysis, which is offered here at Best Life.
You probably already know that there are two types of diabetes:
Type 1 Diabetes is a chronic condition that typically appears earlier in a person’s life, although it can present itself in adulthood as well. People with type 1 diabetes are unable to produce insulin, a vital hormone that helps the body to process sugar into energy. It’s causes aren’t completely known, though genetics and viruses are suspected to play a part.
Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic condition that usually presents itself later in a person’s life. A person with type 2 diabetes is unable to produce enough insulin to properly metabolize sugar, or else has become resistant to insulin entirely. Typically, type 2 diabetes is caused by an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, or both.
Despite being different in many ways, type 1 and type 2 diabetes share many symptoms to be on the lookout for, including:
- Increased thirst
- Excessive urination
- For children, uncharacteristic bed wetting
- Excessive hunger
- Unexplained weight loss
- Unusual shifts in mood; irritability
Living with diabetes
Diabetes, both types 1 and 2, cannot be cured once they’ve developed, only managed via insulin therapy, as well as lifestyle changes to eating and exercise habits. Diabetes also introduces a much higher risk for many complications, including:
- Increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure
- Nerve damage, otherwise known as neuropathy
- Kidney failure and kidney disease, possibly requiring a kidney transplant
- Increased risk of eye diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma
- Slowed healing in general, and higher risk of infection for small injuries
- Increased chances of hearing problems
- Sleep apnea
- Increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease
These complications aren’t guaranteed to arise in every diabetes patient, but the risk is undeniable. In addition to the nasty symptoms of diabetes itself, you could develop even more serious health issues. Most medical doctors will recommend a strict regimen of exercise, and likely give you an idea of what kinds of food you should be eating (and how much) in order to keep your blood sugar levels, and therefore your insulin, in check. This is great advice, but it doesn’t address the large amount of people interested in taking a proactive approach to their diabetes. That’s where a blood cell analysis comes in.
How a blood cell analysis can be used to prevent diabetes
If you’re not aware, a blood cell analysis, also known as a live blood analysis, is an alternative approach to testing a patient’s blood. In a pathological blood test that you’d get done on a doctor’s recommendation, you’ll normally have a number of samples taken. Each of these will be used to test for one or two specific things. These tests can help measure blood sugar and insulin levels, giving patients an idea of the status of their sugar-processing ability, and help them to make healthier choices in the future.
However, there’s a unique advantage to a live/dry blood analysis in comparison to the standard tests: the blood is alive when it’s analyzed.
In a live/dry blood cell analysis, your analyst will take a sample of your blood and examine it under a microscope immediately, allowing them (and you) to view a snapshot of your blood’s normal routine. This can tell us a lot about potential health concerns, including signs of diabetes.
If diabetes is a concern, your blood cell analyst will look at the overall state of your biological terrain to see if one is low in minerals. This can be very helpful for someone who is pre-diabetic. A blood cell analyst will identify how much minerals are present in the blood, and if some are lacking, they can recommend mineral supplements to help with the metabolization process.
There are also other signs your analyst will look for such as lack of absorption, poor digestion, parasites, and low amino acids. These are all indications that one needs to get things back on track. Even if a specific mineral is low, if there are other issues, these must also be dealt with in order for the body to heal.
Although this won’t be enough to cure diabetes in someone who already has it, it can be enough to bring prediabetic people out of the risk zone, as well as help those already battling the disease to manage their symptoms.
Start living your best life
We’re big believers in getting down to the root causes of health issues and treating the whole body, rather than simply managing symptoms. Best Life’s dedication to your holistic wellness makes us an excellent choice as a supplementary resource for healing from diabetes or prediabetes. Our blood analyst is experienced, compassionate, and serious about getting your holistic health back on track.
If you have more questions about diabetes, or you’re interested in learning more about how a blood cell analysis can be used to learn more about the disease, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!
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