Diabetes

Blake Dennis, ND -  - Naturopathic Medicine

Origins Naturopathic

Blake Dennis, ND

Naturopathic Medicine & Wellness Clinic located in Seattle, WA

An estimated 30.3 million people in the United States have diabetes. Women and men over the age of 18 who are seeking holistic management for their diabetes can trust Blake Dennis, ND, and the experts at Origins Naturopathic. They provide alternative solutions that enhance overall health and wellness while controlling blood sugar levels and improving diabetes symptoms. Your provider can also integrate insulin therapy into your personalized management plan if needed. To get holistic care for your diabetes, call the Seattle, Washington, clinic, or book an appointment online today.

Diabetes

What is diabetes?

Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are chronic health conditions that arise when the body can’t regulate the hormone insulin. When you can’t produce insulin or your body has become resistant to its effects, levels of blood sugar, also known as glucose, become elevated. Over time, the high level of blood sugar causes dangerous and potentially life-threatening health complications.

Type 1 diabetes usually develops in childhood. This autoimmune disorder attacks the pancreas -- the organ that produces insulin. Patients with Type 1 diabetes don’t produce enough insulin, so they require ongoing insulin therapy.

Type 2 diabetes is an acquired condition in which the body develops a resistance to the effects of insulin. Eventually, Type 2 diabetes affects the production and regulation of insulin. Most common in middle-aged adults and seniors, Type 2 diabetes is associated with a sedentary lifestyle, a diet high in sugar, and being overweight or obese.

What are the symptoms of diabetes?

Early signs of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes include:

  • Increased hunger
  • Excessive thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurry vision


Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes can cause serious complications. Some of the most common conditions associated with diabetes include:

  • Wounds that don’t heal
  • Eye problems
  • Foot problems
  • Nerve damage
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Kidney disease


Diabetes can’t be cured, but you can control the disease with the help of an experienced provider. With proper management, you can significantly reduce the risk of developing a severe diabetes-related condition.

How can naturopathic medicine help with diabetes management?

The compassionate providers at Origins Naturopathic offer alternative, holistic diabetes management. The experienced naturopathic physicians can work with your specialist to incorporate your existing insulin therapy into your care plan. They can also prescribe insulin and other medications in combination with natural treatments for a comprehensive management plan designed to meet your individual needs, improve your nutrition and lifestyle habits, and promote overall health.

The challenges of living with diabetes can seem overwhelming, but you don’t have to struggle to maintain your health on your own. The skilled providers at Origins Naturopathic can help you regain your vitality so you can lead a full, productive life despite your diabetes diagnosis.

To schedule a diabetes evaluation at Origins Naturopathic, call today or request an appointment online.