Balanced Blood Sugar
Reaching optimal blood sugar balance
We feel our best when our blood sugar is balanced - not too high, not too low. When it is out of balance, spiking and crashing through the day, we can experience cravings, energy lulls, insomnia, mood swings, brain fog, weight gain, and, in the longer term, diabetes.
At Integrative, we recognize the huge role our blood sugar plays in our overall health - mind, body, and spirit. We assess every patient individually, identifying the root causes of their blood sugar imbalance and formulating a unique treatment plan to move them towards optimal health.
Signs and Symptoms of Blood Sugar Imbalance
Typically, we only hear about blood sugar if we’re already on the road towards insulin resistance or Type II Diabetes. But the effects of blood sugar imbalance can be felt throughout the body, years before evidence of blood sugar dysregulation is identified on a blood test. Blood sugar balance is an important goal for everyone looking for optimal health.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or conditions, you may benefit from balancing your blood sugar:
- Weight gain
- Uncontrollable food cravings
- Low energy
- Energy dips after meals
- Mood swings
- Anxiety, depression
- Brain fog
- Weakness, dizziness, or headaches between meals
- Insulin resistance
- Metabolic syndrome
- Type II Diabetes
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
An Integrative Approach To Balancing Blood Sugar
At Integrative, our treatment protocols vary with each patient based on their symptoms, history, and lifestyle. We aim to identify the root cause - the core imbalances that are interfering with your blood sugar levels.
Your doctor will include testing methods to identify the root cause. These methods may include:
What does your first visit look like?
Your first visit is the opportunity for you to share your health goals, and for your doctor to gather vital health information that will help them to determine the root cause of your health concerns and the best treatment plan for you.
Complete Medical & Lifestyle History
Your doctor will take a complete history, gathering details regarding your current and past health concerns, lifestyle, as well as current supplements and medications
If needed, your doctor will recommend additional tests, either at Integrative or with your medical doctor. They may requisition results from tests you’ve completed in the past.
These tests may include standard blood work regarding blood sugar and insulin levels, as well as other hormonal test panels.
Your Treatment Plan
Every patient is unique. Your doctor will develop a treatment plan that addresses the root cause of your health concerns.
Your treatment plan may include a variety of tools, including:
In order to stabilize blood sugar, we need to be mindful of both the macronutrients (protein, fat, and carbohydrates), and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) we consume. Your doctor may also identify foods that you are sensitive to, and guide you through an elimination and replacement strategy.
Your doctor may recommend specific herbal, nutritional, or energetic remedies, found in our Integrative Dispensary.