Diabetes Specialist

Millions of Americans have type 2 diabetes. Dr. Melissa Gastellum is a naturopathic physician who can help you effectively manage your diabetes through the use of both conventional medications and natural therapies. If you live in the Tucson, Arizona area and have diabetes, call Dr. Gastellum's office to schedule a consultation. She can provide you with a sound treatment plan that allows you to live a full and active lifestyle.

Diabetes Q & A

What's the most effective way to treat diabetes?

The most efficient way to treat type two diabetes is to find ways to lower your blood sugar levels naturally. This can be accomplished in several ways. For most people, it's best to use a combination of both conventional and natural therapies to bring about the desired healing response.

Using berberine and metformin in conjunction with positive lifestyle changes will have a dramatic impact on how your body metabolizes sugar.

Close monitoring, a healthy diet, and regular daily exercise are crucial if you plan on managing your diabetes naturally.

If your diabetes is advanced when it's first diagnosed, you may have to rely on stricter, more conventional treatment methods to make sure your blood sugar remains stabilized throughout the day.

What increases your risk of diabetes?

With over a million people being diagnosed in the United States each year, it's important to know whether or not you're at risk. The most common risk factors for type two diabetes include:

  • Obesity
  • Poor diet
  • Lack of exercise
  • Heart disease
  • Family history
  • Age

All of these factors play a role in your risk of being diagnosed with type two diabetes. If you have any of these risk factors, you can improve your odds by changing them. Lose weight with a proper diet and daily exercise. Eat heart healthy foods that lower your cholesterol and improve your circulation.

Are diet and exercise effective ways to manage your diabetes?

In the earliest stages of the disease, you can effectively manage your condition with a nutritious diet, proper meal planning, and daily exercise. Eating the right foods at the right time ensures you have the energy you need throughout the day without flooding your body with too much glucose at one time.

Properly managing your diabetes can keep it under control for several years as long as you continue to closely monitor your blood sugar and take appropriate measures when needed.

Dr. Gastellum guides you through your treatment plan making necessary adjustments as they are needed. Over time, a blended form of treatment that includes both conventional and natural remedies may be needed to manage your blood sugar levels effectively.

Dr. Gastellum offers naturopathic remedies to help treat diabetes for patients in Tuscon, Oro Valley, Sahuarita, Green Valley, Marana, and surrounding areas. Please call or request an appointment online today to schedule a visit. 

Melissa Gastellum, NMD
6818 N Oracle Rd, Suite 414
Tucson, AZ 85704
Phone: 520-720-0654
Fax: 520-208-2201
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