Holistic Approaches Of Weight Management With Type 2 Diabetes

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Holistic Approaches to Weight Management with Type 2 Diabetes
Cynthia Lewis
American College of Health Care Sciences
Abstract
Weight management is key to avoiding the onsite of chronic disease and illness. Currently in the United States and globally, obesity and Type 2 diabetes are on the rise and are near epidemic proportions. Nearly 1/3 of Americans are overweight and 1 in 3 have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes (CDC, 2015). Therefore, it is essential that all health practitioners understand the options available when helping clients and patients learn how to not only adjust to a diagnosis of diabetes, but also to understand how to lose weight and keep it off. Several holistic approaches are described in this paper that can help compliment the conventional medical plan for weight management and Type 2 diabetes. Nearly 80% of Americans use herbal medicine and 38 % use some form of Complimentary Alternative Medicine (CAM) in addition to their medical care (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 2015). Holistic care addresses not only the weight management issues, but also restores balance to all aspects of the person.

Holistic Approaches to Weight Management with Type 2 Diabetes Currently in the United States, Type 2 diabetes is becoming a major, chronic illness that is affecting 1 in 3 Americans (CDC, 2015). One of the primary actions an overweight person must do is lose weight and reduce their BMI. This seems like a simple matter of calories in
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