How Naturopathic Medicine Can Help Your Diabetes

If you have diabetes, your blood contains too much glucose much of the time. It occurs because your body doesn’t make enough insulin, a hormone produced by your pancreas that helps move glucose from your blood to your cells. It could also be because your body doesn’t use the insulin you do have effectively.  

Approximately 30 million Americans have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Each year, about 1.5 million Americans receive a diabetes diagnosis.

In addition, another 84 million Americans have prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose is higher than it should be, but not high enough to be considered diabetes.

Diabetes can be treated through conventional medical methods, with drugs and injections of insulin. However, here at Balanced Health Medical Center, our board-certified naturopathic physician Dr. Kirt Tyson uses naturopathic approaches to treat diabetes.

Naturopathy takes a holistic, multifaceted approach to managing diabetes. It offers you much more than just conventional diabetes treatment, and it can help your diabetes.

What is naturopathy?

Naturopathic medicine focuses on your own self-healing powers to help prevent and treat disease and to optimize health.

Naturopathic practitioners use a combination of methods to treat medical conditions, according to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. These include clinical and laboratory diagnostic testing, nutritional medicine, botanical medicine, naturopathic physical medicine, manipulative therapy, homeopathy, acupuncture, prescription medication, and intravenous and injection therapy.

As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Tyson works to identify the underlying causes of conditions, such as diabetes, and to create a personalized treatment plan that taps into your own ability to heal your body.

A wider range of diabetes treatments

When treating diabetes, Dr. Tyson focuses on behavioral changes such as improving your diet, becoming more active, and losing excess weight. Diet, exercise, and weight control can have a dramatic effect on diabetes.

Dr. Tyson also takes the time needed to educate you about your condition and the specific steps you can take to optimize your health. These may include:

A natural approach to diabetes care

Naturopathic medicine focuses on restoring your health, rather than just treating disease. It takes your entire body, mind, and lifestyle into account, rather than just your blood sugar measurements. Dr. Tyson sees you as a whole person, not just a list of symptoms or test results.

If you have diabetes, naturopathic medicine offers a fresh, holistic approach to your care. To schedule a consultation at Balanced Health Medical Center in Washington, DC, book an appointment online or by phone.

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