DIABETES

Dr. Awosika has been able to reverse Diabetes, Hypertension / High Blood Pressure by means of nutrition and exercise.
Dr. Awosika will do the necessary diagnostic tests to determine your condition. We can advise and consult with you on your nutrition, level of activity, and other things that can have an effect on your diabetes, blood pressure, and kidneys.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus, often simply referred to as diabetes—is a condition that affects the body’s ability to use blood sugar for energy resulting in high blood sugar. This occurs either because the body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or because cells don’t respond to the insulin that is produced. Insulin, a hormone that is made in your pancreas, moves the sugar (supplied by foods and drinks) from the bloodstream into muscle, fat, and liver cells, where it can be used as fuel.
High blood sugar produces the classical symptoms of frequent urination, increased thirst, increased hunger, and blurred vision.

The main types of diabetes include:

Type 1 diabetes (most often affecting children) – the body cannot produce insulin. People with type 1 diabetes require insulin injections.Type 2 diabetes the most common form of the disease. Typically, with type 2 diabetes, the body still makes insulin, but its cells can’t use it. This is called insulin resistance. Over time, high levels of sugar build up in the bloodstream. Being overweight and inactive increases the chances of developing type 2 diabetes.Gestational diabetes occurs in pregnant women. The condition usually goes away after delivery but such individuals are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Treating Type 2 Diabetes

Weight Loss: You can take good care of yourself and your diabetes by learning what to eat, how much to eat when to eat. Healthful eating helps keep your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, in your target range. This food pyramid can help you make wise food choices. It divides foods into groups, based on what they contain. Eat more from the groups at the bottom of the pyramid, and less from the groups at the top. Our dietitian will help make a meal plan that fits the way you usually eat, your daily routine, and your diabetes medicines.Exercise Program: There’s no one perfect exercise, so do something you like. Try anything that gets you going, from walking the mall to pumping iron. Dr. Awosika can suggest activities for you. You don’t need to spend hours in the gym every day to benefit. Simply adding moderate physical activities to your daily routine will help: climbing stairs, walking, jogging, bicycling, and swimming.