Understanding Dysglycemia

What is Dysglycemia?

Dysglycemia is a large term meaning an abnormality or dysfunction with your blood sugar stability. This can mean your blood sugar levels are too high (hyperglycemia) or too low (hypoglycemia). At Puckette Integrative Healthcare, we use adjustments and nutrition as a way to help regulate these levels so that you can live a happy, healthy life.

How is blood sugar supposed to work?

When we eat foods that have a lot of sugars such as carbohydrates, highly refined sugars, or starches, the sugar enters our blood stream and can create an imbalance of the insulin and glucose (sugar) levels within our body. Insulin assists the body to transport glucose into our cells. If there is a problem within this system, it could lead to cells becoming more or less receptive of glucose, meaning the body must create larger amounts of insulin. The body then becomes less sensitive to the insulin in its system, creating a cycle of dysfunction within the body because of the large amounts of glucose that is circulating. This can damage our arteries and affect our body’s circulation. Both of these imbalances, too much insulin and too much glucose, can cause inflammation, as well as problems with stress hormones, brain function, our lives, libido, and energy.

What causes this imbalance?

We want to figure out what is causing your body to create this imbalance and inflammation. The first thing we look at is what is causing inflammation. This could be either dietary, gut problems, or an immune system dysfunction. Nutritional supplements are also helpful throughout the course of your care. Once we find what is causing the problem, we can get you to start feeling healthy. We also use chiropractic techniques and brain exercises to balance your body and make it easier for all of your systems to work well.

If you have any questions, please view our other diabetes videos or feel free to call our office.

Here’s To A Better Life,

Dr. Puckette