Diabetes is projected to affect 1 in 3 United States adults by 2050. Currently if Diabetes were a country it would be the 3 rd largest country with respect to population worldwide. The epidemic was worsening until now as The Metabolism Clinic offers the most sophisticated approach worldwide aimed at addressing the underlying causes of diabetes.
Diabetes is a heterogeneous disease that is perpetuated by different pathological processes depending on which diabetes type.
Diabetes Mellitus Type 1: Autoimmune disease with insulin deficiency
Diabetes Mellitus Type 2: Insulin-resistant disease
Gestational Diabetes: Occurs during pregnancy and pre-disposes patients to development of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA): A slowly progressing form of Type 1 with characteristics of Type 2 often referred to as Type 1.5
Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY): Non-insulin dependent diabetes diagnosed at a young age (<25 years) with autosomal dominant transmission and lack of autoantibodies.
Other causes of diabetes include: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Wolfram Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, Hereditary Hemochromatosis, Chronic Pancreatitis, Fibrocalculous Pancreatic Diabetes, Genetic Linkages, Drug-Induced Diabetes, Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus, Stiff-Person Syndrome, Anti-Insulin Receptor Antibodies.
The Metabolism Clinic treats all diabetic patients regardless of the type of diabetes with the goal of the treatment tailored to the type of diabetes.
Of the types of diabetes stated above Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is by far the most common form of diabetes. In this specific type of diabetes the progressive cycle of increasing diabetes oral medications, injections, and insulin regimens is broken. Type 2 Diabetes is no longer a chronic lifelong disorder.
The goals of the Diabetes Reversal Program are a measurable reduction in medication use, Hemoglobin A1c, and insulin resistance. The Metabolism Clinic is proud to be a pioneering force in changing the paradigm by which diabetics undergo treatment.
The 1st Medical Appointment includes:
Diabetes Reversal Program consists of:
$1,500. The Metabolism Clinic accepts health savings account (HSA), flexible spending account (FSA), as well as Care Credit (6 month interest free financing; electronic application is available in the clinic).
The Metabolism Clinic is committed to delivering the highest level of medical care to its patients. The clinic practices with the approach of bringing the future of medicine to its patients now. At this current time insurance companies attempt to dictate the type of medicine practiced. The Metabolism Clinic will submit a detailed letter to your insurance company documenting specific medical necessity to provide your insurance company of the medical reasons why coverage should be granted.
The phrase”Controlled Diabetic” does not exist and is misleading to patients diagnosed with diabetes. The definition of controlled diabetes is a Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)<7. The state of diabetes is both age accelerating and pro-inflammatory. The longer one is diabetic, the longer one is exposed to higher levels of circulating sugar (glucose) in the body of which exposes the organs of the body to accelerated organ damage. A reduced level of age acceleration or inflammation is by no means controlled or should ever be considered controlled. This is evidenced by the shortened life span of diabetics that is on average reduced by 10 years. A reduced life expectancy occurs due to multiple mechanisms. One of the mechanisms is the process of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). The AGEs are formed when excessive exposure of circulating glucose (sugar) becomes attached or glycated to proteins or lipids within the body. The HbA1c is a measure of glycation. All cells and components within the cells of the body are susceptible to the damaging effects of AGEs. Organ systems highlighting this process within diabetics are classically known as the eyes with diabetic retinopathy, the kidneys with diabetic nephropathy, and the extremities with diabetic neuropathy/diabetic foot ulcers/amputations. The formation of AGEs in themselves is damaging; however once created AGEs have the potential to advance disease progression by contributing to oxidative stress (inflammatory process) or activating other inflammatory pathways. An additional source of inflammatory promotion comes from insulin itself. Insulin serves as a source of inflammation by increasing pro-inflammatory cytokines from activated macrophages. Insulin regimens may be once daily or three times a day with meals with either a morning or evening dose of long-acting insulin also administered. Each point of insulin administration causes an increased spike in the occurrence of inflammation. The addition of insulin or high doses of insulin to maintain a HbA1c<7 in effect leads to a more uncontrolled state of diabetes by the mechanisms stated above.
The existence of diabetes itself translates into age acceleration and inflammation regardless of a HbA1c<7.
I started my journey with Dr. Timothy and Dr. Youssef 3 weeks ago. It has been the best life changing experience for me. I am a diabetic who blood sugar readings were so high and I was on insulin and meds for it. With the help of these two Doctors and the program and eating the right foods, I'm no longer on insulin or meds now. My blood sugar readings have come down and are much better. I have more energy and feel healthier. In my first 2 weeks I lost 14 pounds. I'm so excited that I'm finally on the right track to a healthier metabolism. Dr. Timothy and Dr. Youssef both are very supportive through your journey and I would recommend anyone to make an appointment. You will not regret the decision.