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Learn about the management of diabetes using integrative medicine

Diabetes is a common yet life-threatening condition that requires individuals to care for their bodies each day to manage it effectively. Approximately 10% of Americans have diabetes, with this condition affecting about 25% of individuals over the age of 65. At the Connecticut Center for Integrative Medicine, Drs Robert Kachko, Paul Epstein, and Veena Verma-Dzik focus on providing holistic and more natural treatments to optimize your health and wellness with a specific approach to managing diabetes. The good news? Type 2 diabetes is preventable, and with proper management and treatment plans, it can even be reversible!

What causes diabetes?

There are two varieties of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes often develops during childhood. Type 2 diabetes typically occurs later on in life, developing gradually over time. This is the type of diabetes where insulin resistance builds. This type of diabetes can be linked to physical inactivity and obesity but also has a genetic component.

What are the signs of diabetes?

Some of the more common signs of diabetes include:

  • Irritability
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow wound healing
  • Tingling in the fingers and toes
  • Unexplained weight loss or weight gain
  • Low energy
  • Frequent hunger
  • Intense thirst
  • Frequent urination

Some of the above conditions may be caused by pre-diabetes, which can be avoided!

How is diabetes addressed or treated?

The type of diabetes diagnosed will dictate the treatment our team will recommend. Both are typically managed effectively with changes in diet, exercise, and medications. Individuals with Type 1 diabetes may need to integrate insulin into their treatment plan, though not all patients with this condition will need to do so. We work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your unique body’s needs.

How do I learn more about the management of diabetes?

If you live in or around Stamford, CT, and want to speak to our physicians about managing your condition, it is time to call our office. We are located at 1200 High Ridge Road, Floor 2, and can be reached at (866) 320-6402 to request an appointment. We assist patients in Westchester County, NY, and Fairfield County, CT, including Darien, Greenwich, Wilton, Bedford, and Fairfield.


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