Diabetes Specialist

Midwest Integrated Medical Center

Functional Medicine Specialists located in Hudson, WI

Diabetes affects 30 million Americans and 100 million more are pre-diabetic. To reduce your diabetes symptoms and lower your risk of developing diabetes if you’re pre-diabetic, visit Midwest Integrated Medical Center in Hudson, Wisconsin. The expert team at Midwest Integrated Medical Center has decades of experience treating diabetes and takes a functional medicine approach to naturally lower your blood sugar, help you lose weight, and reduce your need for prescription insulin. Call or set up an appointment online today to take the first step to improve your health.

Diabetes Q & A

Midwest Integrated Medical Center

Why is diabetes dangerous?

With pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes, your body develops insulin resistance, making it difficult to absorb blood sugar into your cells. High blood sugar levels can cause damage to various tissues in your body and other problems, including:

  • Foot wounds and ulcers
  • Vision loss
  • Impaired kidney function
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Heart disease

Living with diabetes can also be difficult physically and emotionally. With diabetes, your immune system is weakened and you can get sick more easily, glucose isn’t absorbed into your cells so may feel tired all the time, and you have the burden of carrying excess body weight.

Diabetes is also a chronic health issue and requires specific, personalized care to lower your risk of complications. The team at Midwest Integrated Medical Center offers a comprehensive and personal approach to diabetes care, making you part of your treatment plan and empowering you to live a healthy lifestyle.

How does functional medicine help with diabetes?

With the functional medicine approach, your doctor is able to understand the unique complexities of your condition based on your functional lab work, symptoms, and overall health. Using this information, the Midwest Integrated Medical team works with you to identify areas where you can improve your health —  like incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet, walking more, or taking nutritional supplements to improve your energy levels.

The team supports you throughout your treatment, providing medical attention, rehabilitation, coaching, and education to improve your overall health. With functional medicine, the team meets you where you’re at and helps you identify realistic and practical steps you can take to move in the direction of better health.

Does functional medicine work with my regular diabetes treatment?

Yes. Midwest Integrated Medical Center's number one priority is your health and well-being. If you’re currently taking insulin or other drugs to lower blood sugar, the team works with you to develop strategies that are safe and complement your current diabetes treatment plan.

The team at Midwest Integrated Medical Center also helps with lifestyle measures to manage your diabetes, like losing weight, reducing inflammation, and increasing your energy levels. In time, you may be able to reduce your insulin prescription or eliminate it completely, if appropriate.

If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes and want to improve your health and reduce your reliance on medication, schedule a visit now by phone or online at Midwest Integrated Medical Center.