About 422 million people worldwide have diabetes. (source: WHO)
The predominance of diabetes has been steadily increasing for the past 3 decades, reflecting an
increase in the prevalence of obesity and overweight people. In particular, the predominance of
diabetes is growing most rapidly in low- and middle-income countries.
There are a few different types of diabetes:
• Type 1: autoimmune disease
• Type 2: Blood sugar
• Gestational diabetes: high blood sugar during pregnancy
Type 2 is most common among all which is diagnosed in every other person suffering from high
stress and high BMI. It has reached an epidemic proportion in today’s world.
Let's understand what is diabetes two and which approach is more effective in reversing diabetes.
What Is Type 2 Diabetes?
The metabolism of sugar is affected in Type 2 diabetes. The blood sugar levels are increased due
to insulin resistance a pancreatic hormone. To compensate this pancreas produces more insulin to
combat insulin resistance.
However, in the long run, the pancreas fails to produce sufficient insulin to regulate blood sugar
levels. This results in hyperglycaemia predisposing the body to different complications of type 2
What Causes Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes has its origin in multiple factors including a poor diet rich in refined sugar,
today's sedentary lifestyle full of stress, strained relationship, and poor gut health.
Blood Sugar is measured by testing blood sugar levels as Fasting Blood sugar, Postprandial
blood sugar, and random blood sugar.
Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is a test done to know the average blood sugar levels of the last three
In the conventional system of medicine little is done on the preventive aspect of Diabetes, Once
developed patients are given medicines to reduce the blood sugar level without addressing the
Holistic Functional way to reverse Diabetes
Functional medicine is an evolution in the practice of Holistic Healing and is an excellent
approach to addresses the underlying chronic Health Conditions as well as the Preventive
Healthcare needs of the 21st century.
By revolutionizing and shifting the traditional Practice of disease-based focus of medical practice
to a more personalized, true healthcare, holistic and treatment of the body with a central focus
on gut healing is becoming a more realistic and adaptable approach to cure diabetes
and reverse this chronic disease. The focus is more on the root cause rather than the traditional
Now, since medical science has done a lot of research on the Gut-Brain Axis, it is becoming
evident that the gut plays an important role in the well-being of the human body.
Functional medicine addresses the human body as one and not just an isolated visible cause of
symptoms or disease. Holistic Practitioners spend time with the patients, understanding the food
habits, lifestyle, family health, work level stress, medical history, nutritional needs, which have a
direct and indirect impact on the Gut Health and Overall, Well Being.
In this way, functional medicine experts derive certain practices which the patient may be
knowingly or unknowingly undergoing which could be impacting gene expression, gut health,
Thus, an individualized holistic treatment road map is prepared which is easy, adaptable, and
does not impact the business routine of the patient. Functional holistic care strives to address the
micro needs of the patient like Treatment of chronic conditions, dietary advice, mental
counselling, and lifestyle protocols.
The functional medicine approach ascertains the overall imbalance by detailed case analysis, a
Set of Diagnostics Tests, and advises a change management protocol.
Thus, Functional Medicine approach helps in not only maintaining normal sugar levels but also
helps in restoring the gut health, body’s overall health by improving sleep, giving a relaxed
mind, and preventing any further complications of Diabetes.
Book an appointment with Dr. Bakshi’s Healthcare Clinic to take the first step towards your
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Come and experience why functional medicine, a science-based approach to preventing and
treating the disease that is focused on diet and lifestyle changes, is the most effective first-line
strategy for managing type 2 diabetes.
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