Dr. Drew Anthony, D.C., CCSP, MUAC is a chiropractor with post graduate education in Functional Medicine and Functional Endocrinology. The reason why Dr. Anthony is very passionate about helping diabetics reverse their disease because his mom suffers from this terrible disease.
His mom's story starts off like many diabetics. In the early 90's she went in for a routine physical and they diagnosed her with Type II diabetes. She suffered from no symptoms of the disease and she honestly felt health but her glucose levels were above 200. So immediately they put her on Metformin, a cholesterol drug and a blood pressure medication even though she did not have any cholesterol or blood pressure problems.
She noticed her sugars decreased immediately but over a short time they started to increase on her so her endocrinologist increased her medications and added a few more oral medications which dropped her blood sugars. But her blood glucose started to rise again. At this point she was on the maximum dosage of oral medications, so they put her on the final diabetic drug (insulin). So within 7 years she was placed on insulin but she suffered no ill effects at this point. Once on insulin she started to gain weight and within 6 months she gained 50lbs (common side effect of insulin). 6 months later she suffered her first stroke. To this day she has suffered from 5 strokes and she is unable to perform a daily activity. His mother has to rely on her husband for getting food, going to the restroom, getting dressed etc.
Dr. Anthony's goal is to help Diabetics reverse this terrible disease and not to suffer the same fate as his mom.