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His blood sugars were sky-high; now he’s insulin-free. Here’s why
By Dr. Chris Driscoll
Special for Omaha Integrated Health

His A1C has dropped 9.4 points from 14.9 on
his initial visit to a normal 5.5. That means his
blood sugars are running, on average, around
Three months ago, a distraught Type 2 diabetic 111 from their previous high average of 381.
came to my clinic, Omaha Integrated Health,
Additionally, Mike no longer takes any medicaas a new patient. For the sake of privacy,
tions for diabetes.
I’ll call him Mike.
If you are a Type 2 diabetic who has
He was upset because his
taken drugs, tried the typical “diet,
diabetes was severely out of
lose weight and exercise” regime
control, and he was concerned
and still find yourself taking more
about the potential for diabetic
or stronger drugs, perhaps it’s time
complications. His physician was
to try something new, something
concerned as well and prescribed
completely different.
Metformin and insulin.
At Omaha Integrated Health, we
Mike’s blood labs indicated a
look for the underlying causes and
dangerously high A1C of 14.9 —
contributors of diabetes, rather than
nearly triple the healthy laboratory
just treat the symptoms.
value of 5.6 or less.
When we focus on the causes, the
Basically, the A1C tells us what
symptoms often resolve themselves.
percentage of hemoglobin (the
There are potentially hundreds of
Dr. Chris Driscoll,
protein inside our red blood cells
underlying causes and contributors
D.C., chief clinic
that transports oxygen) has comto diabetes. In our clinic, the goal is
director, Omaha
bined with sugar. High A1C levels
to find and to address as many as
indicate that your blood sugars are Integrated Health
possible. Most patients, we have
out of control and that you have
found, have 20 to 30 causes or
an increased risk of diabetic comcontributors.
plications, such as blindness, neuropathy, kidney
To learn more about the Omaha Integrated
failure, heart attack, stroke or even death.
Health approach to managing Type 2 diabetes,
Today, everything has changed for Mike as a
visit www.omahaintegratedhealth.com or call for
patient at Omaha Integrated Health.
a free consultation, 402-932-5929.

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