Southwest functional medicine uses a unique blend of functional medicine*, nutritional wellness, and diagnostic testing to provide a personalized plan designed to assist patients with type 2 diabetes and reduce their symptoms to improve their overall quality of life.
What Is Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes is a complex autoimmune, metabolic disorder that impairs glucose tolerance and regulation in the human body. Diabetes can lead to hyperglycemia, which results in end-organ failure. Some organs and systems are directly related to diabetes complications, including the retina, kidneys, nerves, heart, and blood vessels.
Diabetes affects almost 10% of the population in the United States. Oftentimes before a diagnosis, an individual has pre-diabetes. This is a great time to work with our team and reverse the effect causing the spikes in your blood glucose or insulin resistance.
If not taken seriously, type 2 diabetes can lead to high blood pressure, blindness, kidney disease, neuropathy, and even amputations. Those suffering with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes experience:
- Increased thirst
- Increased hunger
- Numbness and Tingling
- And more
How Can Southwest Functional Medicine Help You
Southwest Functional medicine focuses on each individual and their wellness. We have the ability to run diagnostic tests that will provide us with information to help manage your care. With this information, we create a personalized plan involving Dr. Jimenez and his health coach to identify and combat the endocrine imbalances in your body. We focus on the cause that is triggering the diagnosis, not just help to reduce the blood glucose and symptoms felt. We encourage all our patients to actively work with us in this plan for optimal results.
Functional Medicine* and Integrative Wellness requires doctors to engage in further education outside of their core training and within their scope of practice.
*Additional Education: M.S.A.C.P – Licensed in Texas & New Mexico. Scope of Practice Governed and Determined by State License & State Board Rules & Regulations.