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Diabetes

Sound & Controlled

Kirkland & Seattle Diabetes Management at Sound Medical Weight Loss

We know that diabetes is a complex condition. Therefore, we have designed a multifaceted approach to treating this condition with diet, lifestyle, and medications for a holistic approach. Our providers target diabetes with medications that promote weight loss and get your diabetes under better control. 

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The Connection Between Diabetes and Obesity

 It is well known that having pre-obesity (overweight) or obesity increases your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. At Sound Medical Weight Loss, our doctors help you control and even reverse your Type 2 diabetes with changes in diet, weight loss, and exercise. We also treat diabetes with medications that help you lose weight, not gain weight, like so many other diabetic medications. Many patients find that with these changes, their blood sugar levels lower, and their diabetic symptoms improve.

Studies show that abdominal fat releases pro-inflammatory chemicals. These chemicals disrupt the function of insulin-responsive cells in your body and increase your insulin resistance. 

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What is our approach?

Our approach is research-based and holistic. We draw from multiple modes of support to tailor your weight loss program to your specific needs. Many of our patients who have lost weight with our recommended diet and lifestyle changes were able to decrease or eliminate multiple medications or even place their diabetes into remission completely!

Nutritional Counseling

Our nutrition counselors provide education, coaching, and strategies for sustaining healthy eating habits that work with your nutritional needs, lifestyle, and preferences.

Weight Loss Support

Provider visits, daily guidance from our custom App, mindfulness classes, and accountability with our team are some ways we surround you with support for different dimensions of your journey.

Emotional Eating Support

Our providers, coaches, and online classes address the connection between emotions and health. You’ll learn about the mind-body connection, emotional processing, managing social pressures, connecting with your core values, and developing self-care practices that promote your health.

Diabetic Medications

We take a personalized approach to healthcare and work with you to determine the most appropriate weight management strategies while ensuring your diabetes is well-controlled under the supervision of your primary care physician.

  • Diabetic Medications: These medications, like Ozempic and Mounjaro (GLP-1 receptor agonists), primarily focus on regulating blood sugar and improving your body's insulin response. While weight loss can be a welcome side effect, their primary goal is managing your diabetes. We collaborate with your primary care physician to optimize these medications as you lose weight and improve your blood sugar control.
  • Weight Loss Solutions: Our weight loss programs are designed to help you shed pounds and manage weight-related health issues. We offer various solutions, such as personalized diet plans, exercise guidance, and, if medically appropriate, FDA-approved weight loss medications. These solutions can address weight-related concerns like improved mobility, reduced joint pain, and a lower risk of developing certain health conditions.

By understanding the distinct roles of diabetic medications and weight loss solutions, we can work with you to create a personalized plan that addresses both your diabetes and weight management goals.

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Your Personal Consultation

The experts at Sound Medical Weight Loss help you achieve a healthier lifestyle with diabetes support thoughtfully designed around your needs. Understanding the complex connection between diabetes and weight, we will assist you in alleviating your diabetes symptoms and losing weight. Our program sets you on a positive trajectory with sustainable habits, ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed.

Are you ready to change your life and take control of your diabetes? Call or schedule your appointment online to meet with one of our Weight Loss Physicians located in the Seattle area in Kirkland, WA.

Diabetes

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, weight loss can indeed improve and even potentially reverse diabetes symptoms in some cases. Excess weight, especially around the abdomen, can contribute to insulin resistance — a critical factor in type 2 diabetes. Losing weight through healthy lifestyle changes can improve insulin sensitivity and better blood sugar control, potentially reducing or eliminating the need for diabetes medication.

This depends on individual circumstances and how these diets are implemented. Many people with diabetes find success with low-carb or ketogenic diets, as they can help manage blood sugar levels effectively. However, consulting with a healthcare provider or a registered dietitian is essential before starting any new diet. At Sound Weight Loss, our weight loss doctors work alongside you to create a dietary plan that is safe and effective for your needs.

Stress can contribute to overeating or unhealthy food choices, negatively impacting weight and blood sugar levels. You are better equipped to stick to your dietary and exercise plans by managing stress effectively.

When setting weight loss goals, it's essential to focus on gradual, sustainable weight loss rather than rapid or extreme changes. Working with our healthcare providers or our diabetes experts can help you set achievable goals that align with your diabetes management plan and overall health objectives.

This will vary based on individual factors, but many people start to see improvements in blood sugar levels and diabetes symptoms within weeks to months of initiating weight loss efforts. We have found that wearable glucose monitors can give us real-time insight into how your eating habits impact your blood sugars. Empowered with more knowledge, we can provide you with personalized guidance and progress monitoring along your journey.