Diabetes Prevention

What is Type 2 Diabetes? 

Type 2 Diabetes refers to a condition in which the body’s ability to produce or use insulin to lower blood sugar is impaired (called insulin resistance). Too much sugar in the blood over time can lead to serious health problems.

Glucose is the main fuel source for the body’s cells and organ systems to function correctly. It’s also the brain’s main source of fuel.

“Optimizing your blood sugar metabolism is the key to preventing or reversing Type 2 Diabetes risk.”

-Dr. Shapiro

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Diabetes Prevention

Common Signs and Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

  • Excessive thirst and hunger
  • Frequent urination
  • Blurry vision
  • Irritable mood
  • Numbness or tingling in your hands or feet
  • Generalized fatigue
  • Frequent yeast infections

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What Puts Me at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

  • Poor diet and nutrition
  • Being overweight or obese
  • High triglyceride level
  • Smoking
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Family history (parents or siblings with Type 2 Diabetes)
  • High blood pressure
  • History of diabetes while you were pregnant
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Stress or depression
  • Poor sleep

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How Can I Prevent or Reverse My Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Dr. Shapiro takes a proactive, functional medicine approach to identify the root cause of your high blood sugar and risk for diabetes. 

As part of your initial consultation, you can expect specific fasting blood work, microbiome stool testing, and a detailed medical history and physical exam. 

This allows Dr. Shapiro to create a personalized treatment program designed to effectively manage your blood sugar and reverse your risk for Type 2 Diabetes.

These programs include:

  • Prescribed medications as needed (ex. Ozempic, Mounjaro, Wegovy, Rybelsus, Bydureon and Metformin, etc.)
  • Personalized supplement programs
  • nutrition recommendations
  • lifestyle recommendations
  • monthly check-ins with a patient coordinator

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Request a Consultation With Dr. Shapiro

Dr. Shapiro takes a result-driven approach to optimize your glucose metabolism and lower your risk for Type 2 Diabetes.

Contact us at TribecaMed today to request a virtual or in-office consultation with Dr. Shapiro.

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