Diet Pattern Associated with Increased Risk of Diabetes

Posted April 30, 2009 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Holistic Medicine

Individuals who consume excess amounts of cheese, low-fiber grains, eggs, fried potatoes, tomato products, and red meat have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in Diabetes Care.
Study results found that a diet pattern containing these particular foods can produce increased levels of two proteins in the blood, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 and fibrinogen. These proteins are indicators of inflammation in the body’s system and are linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

Of the 880 middle-aged study participants, those who followed this diet pattern had higher blood levels of these two inflammation-inducing proteins. They were also four times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes over a five-year time span than those participants who consumed little of these foods.

Individuals can lower their risk of developing diabetes by consuming a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables, low- or non-fat dairy, and high-fiber food products in addition to regular exercise and healthy weight management.
Acupuncture for diabetes decreases blood sugar levels and reconciles health imbalances. Acupuncture may be utilized as a stand-alone therapy, but can also be effectively integrated into conventional diabetes health care programs.
When acupuncture for diabetes is utilized as an adjunct therapy in an allopathic diabetes program, it often combines use of conventional diabetes medications, acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas.

Chinese herbal formulas are a traditional Chinese medicine component for the treatment of diabetes and are tailored to each individual’s specific diagnosis. When combined with acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas strengthen the effects of acupuncture and can aid in correcting individual pattern imbalances while producing no adverse side effects.
Acupuncture for the treatment of diabetes utilizes Chinese herbal formulas to address the diabetic condition between acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas produce no contraindications when combined with conventional medications and produce enhanced synergistic effects that improve overall health.

Acupuncture for the treatment of diabetes selects acupuncture points that treat the root imbalance and its symptom manifestations. Acupuncture treats the individual constitution and may assist individuals in reducing insulin intake by safely and effectively lowering blood sugar levels. Acupuncture for diabetes stabilizes blood sugar levels by correcting endocrine system imbalances.

For more information about acupuncture for the treatment of diabetes call Dr. Richard Browne, Acupuncture Physician, at (305) 595-9500. March 1.

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