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Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus
The proper regulation of blood sugar (glucose) is critical for optimal health. Every cell in the body depends on an adequate, yet not excessive, supply of glucose for the energy it requires to function properly.

Type-2 diabetes mellitus is a breakdown in blood sugar regulation that can begin to develop slowly and insidiously in adulthood, or earlier, in adolescence or even childhood. Obesity, sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, and genetic predisposition can gradually desensitize the body to the actions of insulin, the hormone that transports glucose from the bloodstream into cells. Eventually this malfunction may trigger a vicious cycle of imbalances that promotes further obesity and metabolic imbalances.

Inability to maintain normal glucose control can lead to many metabolic diseases, including obesity, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, chronic fatigue, accelerated aging, as well as numerous mental and emotional disorders. Unfortunately, without early and accurate preventive testing, the first "sign" that surfaces may be a permanent complication from type-2 diabetes such as nerve loss, impotence, or even blindness.

The following functional assessments can detect early signs of glucose and insulin dysregulation that may precede type-2 diabetes by many years. These tests are also important for monitoring the effectiveness of treatments aimed at improving metabolic health. For more information click on link below:

Type-2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Assessment: Diabetes and its related metabolic imbalances are linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

Type-2 Diabetes and Oxidative Stress: The potential for type-2 diabetes to destroy tissue and damage physiological function may be mediated to a large degree by excess free radicals.

Type-2 Diabetes and Male Hormone Assessment: As men age, declining levels of testosterone may "trigger" metabolic imbalances that promote insulin resistance and type-2 diabetes.

Type-2 Diabetes and Mineral Analysis: Levels of many nutrient and toxic elements are associated with patterns of blood sugar regulation and coronary heart disease risk.

Type-2 Diabetes and Female Hormone Assessment: Imbalances of androgens such as testosterone and DHEA are believed to fuel insulin resistance and central obesity in women.

Teresa Rispoli has her Ph.D. in Nutrition, is a licensed Acupuncturist and clinical researcher. She has been in practice for well over 25 years. It is through her clinical practice that she has gained insights into chronic health conditions. If you are suffering from unexplained symptoms that come and go you owe it to yourself to find out why. Find out today call for a Nutritional Consultation with Dr. Rispoli.

Your happiness is a reflection of your health call today For an appointment, contact her office at (800) 956-7083 or (818) 707-3125.

We also offer Functional Laboratory tests that can be done through the mail in the privacy of your home to help determine why you are having these symptoms. For more information on these click on lab tests.