If your diet is high in carbohydrates, sugar, and cholesterol, if you lead a sedentary lifestyle or are overweight, you increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. In fact, you may be pre-diabetic and not know it. However, there is a glimmer of hope. Because type 2 diabetes most often is brought on by lifestyle choices, you may be able to not only manage your condition, but prevent it from happening in the first place, especially if you take a holistic approach to diabetes management.
Why manage diabetes holistically?
Holistic wellness is about treating the entire person; that includes the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your health rather than focusing on a single symptom or medical condition. Holistic wellness techniques can range from mindful exercises like yoga and meditation, to mindfulness and focused breathing. Regarding type 2 diabetes, holistic wellness aims to understand your health, lifestyle and medications, and how each interacts with each other. With holistic wellness, many aspects of your life are examined to create a composite picture of your overall health and well-being; this approach lends itself well when seeking to manage or treat type 2 diabetes.
Doctors agree that making lifestyle changes is the best remedy to prevent, manage or overcome type 2 diabetes. But in many cases, that is easier said than done. Not everyone has the time to exercise, prepare healthy meals, or reduce stress in their lives. However, with holistic diabetes management, every aspect of your life is seen as a health factor, and your provider is right there with you, every step of the way, serving as an advisor, coach and medical expert. Holistic diabetes management will take into account your mental, emotional, and spiritual health as your provider employs a variety of techniques and modalities to help you lower cholesterol levels, reduce blood pressure and stress levels, and engage in physical activities and relaxation techniques.
Holistic Diabetes Management in Raleigh
In Raleigh, PAI Wellness Group specializes in holistic diabetes management, which entails treating the person as a whole by integrating the mind, body, and spirit into the process of healing. And it all starts with a positive attitude. Under the care of Certified Diabetes Educator Dr. Asha Pai Bohannon, you can expect an individualized treatment plan based on the many unique aspects of your life. This may include weight management, neutraceutical supplements, and comprehensive medical therapy management. With her unique 7 Steps to H.A.R.M.O.N.Y.™ Program, Dr. Asha provides expert health management that includes health and life coaching to achieve long-term total “health, hope and harmony.” To learn more about Dr. Asha’s wellness services, call PAI Wellness Group at (919) 529-3355 or request an appointment now to start your journey to wellness today.