Holistic Management for Diabetes in Fort Mill, SC

Holistic Diabetes Treatment

If you’ve answered “yes!” to any of these questions, the Holistic Wellness Center of Charlotte’s diabetes experts can help you achieve optimal health.  We focus on the holistic management of Type 1, Type 2, Type 1.5, and Type 3 diabetes incorporating functional medical techniques.

It is estimated that diabetes impacts over 25.8 million children and adults in the United States (approximately 8.3% of the population).  Diabetes refers to a group of complicated disorders that impact how the body utilizes blood glucose.  Sugar may have a bad reputation, but sugar is an important part of our core biological functions, including muscle, tissue, and brain function.  But if you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you have too much glucose – or sugar – in your blood.

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We offer a holistic approach to diabetes testing and treatment. Schedule a FREE qualification call.


Are you seeking a holistic management for your diabetes?

Are you sticking to your healthy diet and a regular exercise routine, but your lab work indicates your diabetes is still out of control?

Do you need to address your blood sugar disorder before it becomes full-blown diabetes?

The Four Types of Diabetes

Most people only know of two types of diabetes, but there are actually four, and the treatment of each type varies greatly.

A Natural, Holistic Approach

Diet and genetic factors are major players in diabetes.  If you have been working on regulating your diabetes without success, it may be time to readdress these two factors with a more discerning eye.

When we work a member with diabetes, we first addresses their diet. It is extremely important to follow a protocol that aligns with the Glycemic Load, which is different from the more commonly known Glycemic Index. The GL is a more useful tool for regulating blood sugar because it evaluates how quickly food turns into glucose rather how much glucose is in the food. Some foods may be high in the glycemic index but lower in the glycemic load. This is because some foods will have more fiber, fat and proteins that negate sharp rises of blood glucose.  Exercise is another important tool in the treatment of diabetes; aerobic and weight-bearing exercises impact insulin levels in the blood stream differently.

One aspect of treatment that is not usually addressed by most primary care physicians is food allergies. People suffering with Type 1 or Type 1.5 diabetes are often allergic or sensitive to gluten or dairy. One thing we see over and over again is patients who insist they are not sensitive to gluten or dairy – the allergy is asymptotic – but their test results reveal a different story. There is usually widespread, inflammation and allergic response markers in the patient’s lab work. The patient will ask us, “But how did I not know of this? How come no one tested for it?” The reality is that many practitioners minimize the impact of food allergies on diabetes to the determent of the patient.

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We offer a holistic approach to diabetes testing and treatment. Schedule a FREE qualification call.

Specialized Testing

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At the Holistic Wellness Center, we evaluate the following types of laboratory tests for patients with diabetes:

  • Salivary Adrenal Testing – High cortisol levels raise blood sugar, especially when the body is under physical or emotional stress.
  • Cyrex Array 2 – This test assesses intestinal permeability, which can be a major player in autoimmune disorder-based diabetes.
  • Cyrex Array 4 – This test rules out a variety of food sensitivities, which can cause stress on the body, triggering high cortisol levels. Or, in the case of gluten and diary, food sensitivities can trigger immune reactions to the pancreatic cells.
  • Cyrex Array 6 – This test checks for antibodies associated with autoimmune related diabetes.
  • GI Analysis – Stool analysis are helpful in ruling out infections or parasites that can raise blood sugar through a connection to cortisol levels. GI infections will also exacerbate autoimmune related diabetes.

Take Control of Your Diabetes!

We run regular talks to educate the public about our approach to diabetes.   You can learn more about our upcoming talks by checking out our events on our Facebook page. You may also watch on online version of the talk – simply email our Clinic Director, Katie, at [email protected]holisticcharlotte.com with your request!

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