What is it?
Our ever-changing diets and lifestyles mean that more people than ever are being diagnosed with diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Pre-diabetes is a precursor to type 2 diabetes, characterised by higher-than-normal blood sugar levels. Metabolic syndrome refers to a cluster of conditions that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
Symptoms and causes
Pre-diabetes and metabolic syndrome are viewed as symptoms of underlying metabolic dysfunctions or imbalances. By analysing an individual’s blood chemistry, we can identify the root causes of these conditions, which may be related to factors such as insulin resistance, chronic inflammation or hormonal imbalances. We may also identify and treat associated conditions such as metabolically associated fatty liver disease. We offer testing for insulin resistance and other hormones that affect the handling of sugar in the body.
Our treatment for pre-diabetes and metabolic syndrome takes a comprehensive approach that addresses the underlying causes. We may recommend dietary and lifestyle changes, nutritional supplementation (consulting closely with a dietitian who can address lifestyle changes), and targeted therapies to improve insulin sensitivity and support healthy metabolic function.
Personalised treatment plan
Through personalised treatment plans, we aim to prevent the progression of pre-diabetes and metabolic syndrome to more serious health complications. By identifying and addressing the root causes of these conditions, metabolic medicine offers an effective approach to managing these common health concerns. We also use the latest research and technologies appropriate for each individual patient.
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