Why Test Your Adrenals For Diabetes
Why Test Your Adrenals For Diabetes
Many things have been said and written about the most common form of Diabetes, Type 2, and how blood sugar levels can be managed through proper nutrition and physical activity.
Today I’d thought I’d cast the light on what takes place before the above even comes into play, i.e. the testing procedure involved in diagnosing and treating Diabetes properly.
A range of different tests are run by default within the traditional medical community when faced with patients who think they may be dealing with a Diabetes condition. Such tests include the hemoglobin A1c test, the fasting blood sugar test, the glucose tolerance test as well as random blood sugar tests.
However, what if I told you that testing of the Adrenal glands could be one of the keys to unlocking why some suffer from Diabetes, and how they can reverse it?
Keep on reading, I’ll elaborate, I promise!
The Adrenal Glands and what they do
The Adrenal glands are minor, triangular-shaped glands that are located on top of both kidneys. Their job is essentially to produce hormones that regulate and support your metabolism, immune system, blood pressure and stress response amongst other vital functions.
Moreover, the Adrenal glands regulate stress by producing a hormone called cortisol that you may be familiar with. As is common in the fast-paced and highly digitized environment the modern human lives in, most of us deal with physical, mental or chemical stress in one way or another in our day-to-day lives. Thankfully, one of our body’s ways of calming down stress reactions is by producing cortisol.
So far so good, right? Well, not quite...
Excess cortisol (which may occur due to overproduction of this hormone) isn’t all that great for the body and may lead to symptoms such as rapid weight gain, fatigue, high blood pressure and skin changes.
To summarize, not all cortisol is good cortisol.
The Adrenal Glands and Diabetes though?
By now you’re probably thinking - OK Dr. Shumard… we get it, the Adrenal glands are important for cortisol and stress and all that jazz.
What do they have to do with a Diabetic Condition though?
The answer to that question is simple.
The Adrenal glands are massively important for blood sugar regulation. At the same time, they’re rarely evaluated in an adequate way (and sometimes even dismissed) within the traditional Diabetes model.
Traditionally, conventional medicine has resorted to evaluating the Adrenal gland function through standard blood tests. However, this approach sadly has its limitations as it fails to evaluate how much cortisol is acting upon your body and upon your cells.
What we should be doing instead
In order to adopt a more comprehensive and targeted position in relation to Diabetes, we should by default carry out…
- Saliva tests
- Urine tests (also known as DUTCH Tests)
… when screening patients for Diabetes.
These tests hold valuable information on how your Adrenal glands function throughout the day, and how well your body is metabolizing hormones such as cortisol.
Ultimately, the goal is gaining more insight into which tests that you should take if you suffer from Diabetes related symptoms and suspect that you may be suffering from Diabetes.
Key issues to address is why you have Diabetes, but most importantly what you can do to deal with it.
Last but not least…
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Do you sometimes feel that the conventional medical community fails to hear you out?
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